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What COVID19 is Revealing

On the phone while walking the dogs, my mom and I chatted about, what else? The virus. We were remarking on things we'd been seeing, hearing on the news, and from friends. Between poop pickups and her calling her dog, we had one of many of our "solving the world's problems" chats. "I wish more… Continue reading What COVID19 is Revealing

Family · Writing

Crap Week

Grit is something we military spouses have in spades, whether we want it or not. Facing another deployment, I'm finding that they never get easier. It's so easy to talk about deployments in abstract terms when living shore duty life. We make plans and assure ourselves that the kids will be fine, we'll get through it,… Continue reading Crap Week

Writing

Quality Country?

You know when you hear a song so great, you have one of those transcendent moments where either the lyrics resonate so deeply you wonder if the writer took the thoughts out of your life, or the melody just makes you want to get up and dance?! I miss those songs. I grew up with… Continue reading Quality Country?

Family

Deep Cuts (And some not so….)

After getting my morning cup o' joe and catching Billy Joel on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Hannah came bounding in the kitchen in her golden tutu, daddy's white tube socks (because they make her twirl better), and a shiny gold ballet costume declaring that she needed to dance! We shucked and jived through… Continue reading Deep Cuts (And some not so….)

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Music…and a New Adventure

For the past month or so, I've been slightly freaking out. Going about the daily routines; taking care of minions, grocery shopping, laundry, etc., but just underneath the surface: freak out central. Not life or death freak out, but first-job-in-six-years kind of freak out. I accepted the spin instructor position at a local gym and… Continue reading Music…and a New Adventure

Health and Fitness

Earning It

It really doesn't matter what I've done in the past. What am I doing right NOW to accomplish goals (fitness and otherwise)? Yes, I am proud of losing weight and running marathons. But, do I really want to be the chick that one time WAS fit and USED to run a decade ago? Hell no. This… Continue reading Earning It

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

I Am Woman…..

I'm always amazed when I do something I thought I couldn't do, or was impossible. Marathons, losing weight yes, but even little things. Like when I was in high school and I had my first car (89 Dodge Colt). I had a tail light that burnt out. I thought about waiting until my dad got… Continue reading I Am Woman…..

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

More Deployment Positives

As I am getting along and finding my groove with the kiddos, I keep thinking of the positives of deployment and more and more are cropping up. I love how no matter what a person looks for - they will find it. If I am looking for the positives or the negatives of a situation… Continue reading More Deployment Positives

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

New PR!

As always, I do my best thinking while running and had a million thoughts and ideas for this post and now I'm ready to jot it all out and can't remember half of them!! Here is what I DO remember: 1. I ran my 3rd half marathon today. While I still struggle to get (and… Continue reading New PR!