I had a post all planned for yesterday that was a total rant about having to always be the cruise director of the family to make sure the kids are taken care of – even though I work full time, just like my husband. Then at the work conference I was at, one of the […]

Last November when I did #NaBloPoMo, on Day 7 I alluded to a big surgery my Mom was going in for. Basically, in the end of October, my Mom went to her family doc for a routine acute issue. While there, she mentioned in passing a pain she had experienced on her left side 10 days […]

Dangit! 12 hours ago I opened my browser window to write a post for today, and now at 9pm in bed I realize that I never did. This is the story of my life lately… so much to do, so little time.  At least I got in a solid workout this morning, made a decent […]

2,917 That’s how many days ago I started this blog. That’s 7 years, 11 months, and 26 days ago. Also known as, the more things change, the more they stay the same. For my long time readers, this post will sound all too familiar to you, and I’m sorry for that. Ha! ——————————————————————————– It’s funny […]

Well, I just realized I already forgot to post yesterday on day 3. Oops. Since Harvey didn’t get into preschool this past fall, I’ve had to cut back my hours at work and do a lot of juggling to get childcare covered. Part of that includes watching my friend’s daughter on Fridays (she watches Harvey […]

As you can tell from the last 8 years of me posting in this space, I am not much of a makeup girl, and I struggle to feel put together on a daily basis. With that being said, over the past few years I’ve begun to focus a lot more on taking care of my skin, […]

It’s the bottom of the 9th inning in game 7 of the World Series… do or die time for my favorite sport, and I just realized that it’s that time of the year again when I try to post daily for the entire month. Gah! Basically, that’s one long run on sentence to say, Hi! […]

The comic You Should’ve Asked by French cartoonist Emma made the rounds on Facebook a few weeks ago, and it SO perfectly sums up my life right now. Go ahead, click on it and read it before you come back here. It’s important. I don’t mean to lay the blame all on my husband – he’s […]

For months now I have been struggling with self confidence when it comes to my body. Throughout my entire adult life there was an “easy to maintain weight” that my 5’8″ medium-framed body seemed to settle out at just by being relatively conscious of my food & exercise. Whenever I’d dial in my nutrition & […]

I’m not an incredibly sentimental person by nature, especially when it comes to holidays. I know I’ve mentioned it here before that we rarely celebrate holidays and birthdays in our home with more than a song or a hug (well, and a few gifts for the kids), and I am 100% okay with that. Mother’s […]

I just read this comic, and I feel profoundly changed. Go ahead, click over to it, read it until the end, and tell me you don’t feel the same. ❤ Photo courtesy of TheOatmeal.com

So no, I did not finish the program, BUT, I learned a lot, and that counts for something, right? First off, I tracked my first 12 days of #Whole30 over on this page if you’d like to check out some of the recipes I tried and see how my days went. I actually did great through the […]

About a month ago, a local FB message board had a used hot tub posted for sale on it. Probably 30 people commented that they were interested – including me – and #17 (a good friend of mine) ended up actually following through and purchasing it. We are talking an old hot tub (circa 2004 […]

I’m about to post a slight rant for the day. Stella is in her first year of ballet, and the show is next week. It’s quite the production, including dancers from age 3-18, and this year’s show is Cinderella. I’m sure it will be wonderful, and we even purchased 8 tickets in the reserved seating […]

So I just got a call from the elementary school letting me know that Harvey did NOT get into the preschool program in the fall. Fuck. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck. I live in a town of < 1000 people, and there is only one school in the town. It’s actually a fantastic public school (#1 […]

…quite literally. It’s the end of ski & snowboard season here for our area, and it’s bittersweet. Most of my soul is screaming BRING ON SUMMER, but I’ve honestly really enjoyed my days on the mountain with Stella this year. Harvey, not so much. Maybe next year for him. 😉 Other than our last day up […]

I posted yesterday about #Whole30, and afterwards I realized that I hadn’t posted in this space in nearly 2 months. How does that happen? For so many years I posted here at least 4-5 times a week, but as much as I miss it, I keep not making the effort to write in this space. […]

Are you feeling puny today? Those are the words that my coworker greeted me with at work this morning. Why yes, yes I am, thank you very much for noticing. To be fair, I overslept this morning, thus my face is nearly bare of makeup and my hair is crazy, frizzy and air dried…but c’mon, […]

The last 14 days have been a blur of waking up and thinking *what the actual fuck* every time I look at my phone. This administration scares the shit out of me on a daily basis, but I guess the upside is that I’m more motivated than ever before to make phone calls and talk […]

At my sister’s wedding last weekend, Stella had the honor of being asked to be the flower girl. It was actually an adults-only wedding, so she was the only kid in the church! The bridesmaids had all been asked to pick out whatever navy blue, floor length gown they wanted, so when we found this […]

Last week was a cold & snowy one in my part of Colorado. I had Friday off of work, and it was one of Stella’s classmates 5th birthday party, so away we went to the town 30 miles away for the party. I totally didn’t feel like going because of the weather, but she had […]

As I’ve written about here and there on this blog, 2016 was a tough year for me. In particular the last few months just got to me, and I have completely struggled trying to get a handle on my life. Thankfully, I feel like that fog is lifting and motivation is returning and joy & happiness […]

As my first post of 2017, I figure it’s only appropriate that it’s all about a new year, new goals, a fresh start…whatever you want to call it. I’m FEELING it in my soul, and I’ve been feeling it for a couple of weeks, which makes me happy. I’ll expound on my goals and such more […]

A full 1/3 of the holiday cards we received this year were from YOU, my crazy internet friends. That is so dang cool. Love you all!

To be clear, I think my husband learned a lot about me as well, but below are a few things I learned (and/or accepted) about him/us at our first joint appointment last Thursday. I figured I’d share them here in case anyone else who reads this blog is struggling and might identify with a few of […]