Family · Writing

What a Year!

The kids have the same English teacher at our school. All year long they have a weekly contest called “Giggles”. This contest involves writing a sentence and correctly placing all commas. First one done wins for that week. At the end of the year, the student with the most wins becomes a “Comma Master” and… Continue reading What a Year!

Health and Fitness

Community

Like most people who jumped on the Peloton bandwagon, I LOVE the bike that goes no where. It has helped me maintain fitness through the winters in rainy western Washington, a pandemic and homeschooling! All without leaving my house! With all of the modalities available on one platform (strength, stretching, yoga, shadowboxing, cardio, walking and… Continue reading Community

depression · Health and Fitness · sobriety · Writing

9 Years

The notification that I've had this little corner of the internet for 9 years popped up today. Laughing, I joked to my husband that other than him and the kids I don't think I've ever committed to anything that long. The thought took me back to where we were 9 years ago: getting ready for… Continue reading 9 Years

Family · nature

Corny Things

With the playgrounds closed, the only thing there is to do lately is to go on walks, hikes, or bike rides. (Or bake). I love to cook and bake as much as the next person, but I can only eat so much sourdough bread. I started painting rocks. I thought it might bring a smile… Continue reading Corny Things

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · nature · Photography · Writing

Cancelled

Spring Rebirth Renewal Humanity Faith Community Family Joy Love Spring Hope ~ none of these are cancelled. The frivolous extra is. Formal clothing, a building, hats, matching shoes, baskets, colored eggs, the have to's, the should's, the busy and unnecessary are all stripped away. Essentials only. Spring is not cancelled The Church is not a… Continue reading Cancelled

Health and Fitness

Shut Her Up

I set out to run a total of 500 miles in 2014. Late this fall, inspired by my niece, I decided to kick it into high gear and complete a 100 day streak - which would force me to complete my mileage goal. There were days when I really really did not want to get out… Continue reading Shut Her Up

Family · Health and Fitness

Big Time Small Town

As a mother of military kiddos, I often marvel at the idea of living in a small town, putting down roots, and having them grow up from kindergarten through 12th grade in the same school district. Does anyone do that anymore? It seems like it would be idyllic in some ways, a nice idea, but… Continue reading Big Time Small Town

Faith and Personal Growth · Writing

“Real” Friends

Not only was the subject of friendship a WordPress Daily Prompt today, but it's something that I've been mulling over the past few weeks. Last weekend I had the pleasure of running a 5-miler with a dear friend who I haven't seen outside of cyberspace in 6 months - entirely too long! Catching up with… Continue reading “Real” Friends

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Two Notes

It's been a week. T-ball fun (and tears), getting difficult news, and capping off the week was a dental appointment that didn't go well at all. Fillings were to be put in, but after 2 hours of trying to get Jake to drink the sedation medicine, the dentist no longer had time to do them. Jake… Continue reading Two Notes

Family · Writing

The Pharmacy

As I sat in the uncomfortable waiting area chair, I situated my purse, grabbed my phone and prepared to pass the time with some mind numbing Facebook, spider solitaire, or whatever I might find on Pinterest. I had also brought my latest edition of Runners World to peruse if Facebook wasn't "interesting enough". Then I… Continue reading The Pharmacy