Veteran’s Day Carrot Cake & Firewood Math is Complicated

This darn head cold has really slowed me down the last couple days and I have to say enough is enough. Hopefully I’ll wake up tomorrow feeling like a new, healthy woman, but there’s a chance I overdid it today and I’m sure if I did my body will happily let me know. I’m tired […]

All I Want for My Birthday is Starbucks Coffee & Most Definitely Cake

Last Friday I planned for my post to focus on fitness or running or a combination of both, but then my son got some amazing news and I decided to share that awesomeness instead. In anticipation of today’s fitness-focused post I’ve been literally writing it in my head all week long. From coming up with […]

That Time Cody Got a Tour of a Private Jet & Something Awesome Happened

Oh my gosh, I woke up to a blue sky and sunshine and today it actually stuck around. It’s a bit chilly out there, but I can live with that if it means the sun is warm on my face when I step out onto my enclosed porch. This is the exact kind of day […]

Wordless Wednesday – I Hope You Love Something as Much as He Loves Airplanes

Seasonal Affective Disorder is Kicking My Butt (Please Send Vitamin D)

Today started out with a blue sky and sunshine, but it didn’t take long for the weather to go downhill. It’s now cloudy, chilly, and just plain gloomy and I’m trying to shake the fogginess from my head. Can I be honest, though? This kind of weather and the impact it has on my mood […]

Writer’s Block

It’s only Day 6 of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and I’m already experiencing writer’s block. What’s funny about that is that I definitely don’t consider myself a writer. I’m a blogger and I write stuff, but I just don’t feel skilled enough to call myself a writer. And since saying blogger’s block just sounds […]

Sundays are Made for Relaxation, Muffins, and Running

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. It’s the only day that nobody in the family has to work, and aside from Paul’s rehearsals for an upcoming production of Annie, none of us has anyplace we need to be. There’s no rush to get up in the morning and nobody has to be out […]

If You Leave a Dog At Home Alone He Might Destroy All the Things

Since buying our house and moving to a new city we’ve been spending a lot of time at our local airport. It’s small and there’s a fair amount of activity, but it’s rare a jet lands in our non-major city. The main reason we visit the airport nearly every day is because Cody loves airplanes. […]

Timehop is the Most Bittersweet App of All & How My Kid Made Me Cry Today

So I had a post all planned out in my head for today, but then something really awesome happened and I decided THAT is what I need to write about today instead. Don’t worry, though, I’ll bore you with my health and fitness goals and a recap of my favorite road race another day very […]

My Gratitude Journal is the Most Important Thing on My Nightstand

One of the best thing I ever did a few years ago was start a gratitude journal. I have tried to add an entry every day, especially on the most challenging days when it’s often more difficult to find the good. Those are the days when it’s more important to dig deep and realize that […]