My own “Lessons In Chemisty”

I come from a long line of excellent cooks. My grandmother could fry chicken, bake bread and make the best Buckwheat pancakes I have ever tasted. Sadly none of the recipes appear to have survived except maybe the pancakes.  Most likely they were all in her head and I did not think to get her […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday..an easy way to make a difference

Take a minute and think about someone who made a difference in your life. Chances are you just smiled. You remember how happy it made you, how it changed you or how loved you felt that they took the time to do something for you. Was it a huge thing like Oprah did when she […]

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you Carole MacLean for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award. Carole currently blogs about her everyday trials, tribulations and triumphs as a wife, mother and entrepreneur athttps://www.fuzzyredsocks.wordpress.com.  Carole’s blog is a great read and will you inspire with her great writing and heart centered blog pieces. About the Liebster Award: The aim of […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! Let your heart do the traveling!

Hoping this isn’t a repeat but if it is..it’s a good one!  Thanks Carole!!  You do have a Brave, Open Heart! A dear friend of mine, Carole MacLean, shared this quote with me.  I started to write about it and then realized it can stand on its own because in one short sentence it sums […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! Technology Saved the Day

I often say I am just tech savvy enough to be dangerous even though my husband calls me the “gadget queen”.  I also  have to admit that I have been resisting lazy about learning all the bells and whistles for each gadget. Despite my laziness I find myself being so very grateful that technology has […]

If I rock the bike, why not the run?

I hate being fooled.  I especially hate it when I do it to myself.  Getting my bike set up with the bike trainer and actually enjoying training inside was such a surprise to me.  I loved it.  So much so I slacked off on my running.  I figured that if I was doing all this […]

My life as a sitcom: Couponing at its worst!

Well extreme couponing has taken on a new meaning in our house.  I skillfully kept my husband from seeing the show of the same name for many months. My biggest fear was that he would see it and being the lover of a great deal I would soon be tasked with clipping coupons, looking for […]

Let’s Tri this again!

If you are a regular reader of this blog you may be wondering why the blog posts lately have not mentioned one thing about triathlons. Me too! It has been a season of fighting myself in regards to triathlons  and actually any kind of training. I had a great intentions of doing my usual tri’s […]

My life as a sitcom, part 3! (another Bettyism)

My parents, both 85, own a computer.  I am happy to say that it is  more than an expensive way to play solitaire.  My father uses it to keep up with friends, find and send jokes, and when the stars are aligned he can open up photos sent to him  and my Mom of their […]

Friends don’t let friends ride their bikes naked!

Well its true!  Actually I am pretty adamant about not letting my friends ride naked.  Those that do get me riled up and on my soapbox. Wait.  Maybe I should clarify naked. OR Maybe I should have gone with my first choice for a title which was really a question. What do ER nurses call […]