It’s Thoughtful Thursday! Are you really being grateful?

I love November.  I love Thanksgiving!  I also love that people focus on gratitude intensely this month. The “attitude of gratitude” is rampant and that’s a problem.  It sounds nice, it has good intentions but often that is where it stops.  I never even thought about it until I heard author and social worker Brene […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! It’s okay to just be and not fix anything

I spent time with my parents this past week. I went out of fear, out of necessity but mostly out of love.  My parents are 88 yrs young.  My Dad will be 89 this month. By all accounts they are doing amazing. Amazing as in I just taught my Dad how to download, open and […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday! Forgetting to be grateful for….

Happy Thoughtful Thursday!  Feel honored as I am postponing cleaning my frig to write this post.  You see cleaning my refrigetrator is one of my all time favorite things to do! NOT! There is a lesson for me in gratitude in that statement.  As many of you know I sprained my wrist this week when […]

Run for the dream..just don’t run out of gas!

This past Sunday I completed my third half marathon and the only one I have attempted in warm weather.  The weather and Vitamin P ( procrastination) are the two biggest obstacles to my running. I always come away  from these races with some good insights, a few chuckles and some new ( although often temporary) […]

Asking for a do over as I begin again on my virtual triathlon

Well I had good intentions of starting my virtual triathlon from Virginia to Florida  on Jan 14th.  Well as they say: Sh*&t Stuff happens, like life. Also had good intentions of posting my progress on a weekly basis.  (see above) Wish I could get a do over but lately I have been like a dog […]

Communication at it’s worse..my life as a sitcom, baby boomer edition.

I have never actually read the book ” Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” but after the following conversation with my husband I believe he may be from Jupiter. Turns out I don’t need to talk to my parents to get funny posts, I can get them right in the car having a […]

Pippa Middleton plays with guns and Angelina Jolie gets engaged..I care because??

I am truly wondering why this stuff made the headlines on Good Morning America this morning. The Pippa Middleton story about her and her French entourage of  handsome rich guys pointing guns at the paparazzi was the top focus.  Evidently pointing a gun, real or fake is a big no no in France.  The best […]

Never had a mug shot before but I do now !

This past January I had to renew my driver’s license.  Last time was easy.  I did it all through the mail.  This time I had to actually go to the DMV, sit forever, pay my money, have my photo taken and finally get my new driver’s license . Well I sort of got my new […]

Do it for those who can’t

There have been many times when I have not wanted to run , bike or swim.  Life gets busy , the to do list gets longer and workouts get put on the back burner. Since April  16, 2007  , whenever I need a push I remember to get out there and do it for those […]