Ohhh, He’s Gonna Get Me This Time

Out of breath. 

Hiding.

Locked in the closet hoping my husband has gone away.

Ear to the door I’m checking for any sound that might indicate his presence.

It’s been 5 minutes since I last checked. Surely he has given up. 

Somewhere out there, he’s stalking around the house with a Jack Nicholson crazy eye and a completely loaded, ice-cold, water filled, SUPER SOAKER, waiting to exact his revenge.

He’s so over the top, all this because someone (maybe me, ok.. me) was shooting rubber bands at him while he tried to watch his college football.
These are the moments I love ❤️.

Dog Walking: Why I Stopped Using a Bicycle

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Every dog lover knows that dogs like and NEED walks.  Dogs like exploring, and they NEED to expend energy.

Pent up energy is what causes nervous habits for dogs, like chewing shoes, walls, door frames, excessive barking, etc.

While I know Lucky, my hundred pound Lab/bulldog mix, enjoyed and needed the walks, there were days that I just didn’t feel like I had the time or energy for a 30 min to hour long walk.

So, I decided on a quick fix. Use the bicycle to walk the dog. Continue reading

If I could, I’d Miss Him.

img_69265 years old:

I stood and stared, for hours, out of the window of our New York apartment building waiting for my father to show up. It was my birthday. He never showed up. I don’t remember much about New York, but I remember looking out of that window for a long time. I remember waiting. Continue reading

One Way to Teach a Kid About Karma


My foster mom used to put a sign-up list on the refrigerator each day of chores that needed to be done. She always had 5 or 10 things on the list so that we could sign up evenly for 1 to 2 chores.

The rule was that none of us got to play or do anything we wanted to do until the dinner chores were done (chores where in addition to clean up that was required after every meal: clearing table/washing drying dishes/sweeping/mopping if needed) and then our chores list was completed.  As I became older, I couldn’t even leave to go on a date unless my chores were completed. Continue reading

First Race, Make a Wish & the Oxygen Tank Lady

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Denver Half Marathon: What am I doing?

Dread, and a tiny bit of excitement is what I felt when I clicked the confirmation button to finalize registration for the Rock n Roll Denver Half Marathon. I still had no idea how I would get to Denver, and I still couldn’t even run a mile without stopping. Continue reading