Can I crochet a new washing machine?

Well can I crochet a new washing machine? Um that would be a no but it made for a good title and  I could not figure out how to title this so there you go. Plus it made me laugh so it was a twofer. We moved into our new home almost 8 months ago. […]

You Matter! Your words matter! Perserverance pays off!

The life of a writer, like any other profession is a roller coaster of emotions. Often we write from a vulerable place within us.  We put the words on paper, online in a blog post or social media and hope that in some small way our words add to the lives of those reading the […]

Three Words Gave the World Someone Special

I have always known that words matter.  Words are powerful and in a single moment can make you feel loved and special but words said in the heat of anger or despair can also destroy. A word of encouragement from a parent, a teacher or a college professor can change the trajectory of a persons […]

Please Don’t Give This Away

I honestly do not like giving advice.  What works for me will probably not work for others. Also I don’t want to be that sanctimonious know it all that has all the answers because honestly I don’t.  I am muddling through life just like the rest of you hoping I am making the right decisions […]

Interruptions on the Run…

Someone very wise once told me that it is the spaces between the notes that truly makes the music.  I wonder if that holds true for interruptions on the run.  I don’t think so ..insert eye roll. Way back when in 2017 I was on a serious running kick.  I was starting out with a […]

In the midst of my year of running, life happened ..sadly!

After a long absence from running which I blamed on breaking my wrist a year ago ( lame excuse but an excuse) I started out the new year with high hopes to get back into running consistently and training for a local 10k on April 1st.  The irony of having my first race of 2017 […]

Trying to overcome my swimming anxiety…

Yes I have swimming anxiety.  Not the kind that makes me fearful to go into the water.  As a matter of fact I’ll be the first one to jump in the deep end with my grandkids and the last one to get out. I love the water. I hate the water. Wait..what??  It’s true.  If […]

My year of Wonder!!!

Every year for about the past 5 years or so I have picked a word of the year.  One year it was “inspire”.  My intention was not only to inspire others but to inspire myself.  In 2016 my word was “focus”.  I wanted to focus on what was really important in my life.  I also […]

Before I could run I had to fall in love again…

I used to think a 5k was easy. Let me be honest.  I used to think a 5k was “too short” or in other words beneath me as I was a more “accomplished’ runner and did 10k’s and half marathons and had aspirations to do a full marathon. And then I stopped running. I stopped […]

How I “became” a “real” runner on Saturday!

I recently read a comment from a fellow runner on another blog that said despite the fact she had run 20 marathons ( yes 20!) she still didn’t consider herself a “real” runner. WHAT???    20 marathons is 524 miles….whoa. It got me to thinking what makes someone feel like a “real” runner.  Obviously completing […]