I remember when I got my driver’s license at age fifteen. That, my friends, was a big deal. I felt so cool in command of my white 1981 Ford Granada. My car windows were even adorned with one of those Garfield cats held in place by suction cups on the hands. I was sure to […]Read More This Should Be Part of the Driver’s Test.
I’ve always kinda known this. Some things you just do – without anyone telling you. Yet when the DNA results came in, I just stared blankly. “Well, I guess that explains a lot,” I thought. There it was in black and white. “Good News! Your new trait has arrived. Do you tend to play it […]Read More DNA Results Confirmed It.
One visit to San Francisco changed me. I went hiking. (Yep hell hath frozen.) Eric and I went to SF for our oldest son’s college graduation. It was our first trip to the area so we started with the typical sights. First, there were these seals. (They are technically sea lions, but they said I […]Read More I’m Not a Hiker.
Ever hold on to something so tight for so long that it becomes literally painful to let it go? Like someone has to pry your cramping fingers from the thing as you fight them tooth and nail? I bet you’ve held on to things longer that you should like an old frying pan or something. […]Read More The Day the Tree Came Down.
In “celebration” of school starting back up for many of you, here’s a little throw back for ya. Not one of my best moments as a mom, but it sure makes for a great story. Just don’t make this mistake. (This post was originally published February 27, 2012 and updated In August 2022.) The school […]Read More Back to School Tip: Cookies and Razors Do Not Mix
YEP, I quit. What did I quit? A lot of things actually. First I quit eating gluten which was a much needed lifestyle change for health reasons. That was fun. I also sadly quit writing – which is obvious by the lag time on this blog (and which I discussed here.) I quit paying for […]Read More I QUIT.
OK OK OK. I interrupt all things turkey cookin’ to share this bit of hilarious awesomeness. Have you seen the “in-bread dog” photos posted all over Instagram? OMG. I don’t know who started this, but I salute the person that did for their sheer creativity and use of household items. Just look at this. You […]Read More The Best Thing Since Slice Bread
Driving home from the gym the other day (another whole story in itself), I saw 3 birds on the side of the road. I mean they were alive. They were just standing there. The thing is, two of them were in the fenced in area with the cows and one was standing on the outside […]Read More I Almost Saved the Bird.
It’s pretty well known that I am not athletic nor do I enjoy anything remotely resembling exercise. In fact I’m about to tell you a story that not one of my friends would ever believe actually happened. I would go so far as to say that if you were to bet any one of them […]Read More If You Ever See Me Running
You know that feeling when you are so proud and happy and excited about something you waited a long time for? You just feel so good when you have the long-awaited thing. Like on top of the world, get out of my way, I’m going to bask in the joy of this moment and forget […]Read More It Was Stolen and It Was My Fault