Sad Sad Situation

I’ve had a great holiday surrounded by great friends but I have to be honest I have been in a serious funk since the destruction of our Vegas vacation (read more about that disaster here).  I have been sad, depressed, and at times a little weepy and I finally realized what was going on.  Turns … Continue reading Sad Sad Situation

Vacation…All I Ever Wanted

This morning I am supposed to be curled up in a plush, king size bed in the Paris Las Vegas, potentially nursing a slight hangover from too many jello shots and strawberry daiquiris after a fun night on the Strip.  Instead, like every other day, today I woke up in my regular queen size bed … Continue reading Vacation…All I Ever Wanted

I’ve Lost That Loving Feeling…Or Really Just Any Feeling in My Foot

I am a career counselor at a community college and I feel like I have been going non-stop since the middle of August.  To say this semester has been busy would be a complete understatement – this semester has been completely insane.  I have no idea what has made it different than any other semester … Continue reading I’ve Lost That Loving Feeling…Or Really Just Any Feeling in My Foot

Will the Real Jolly Runner Please Stand Up?

I had so many hopes and plans when I started blogging.  First I was going to blog all the time.  In my head, I had (and still have) so much to say but every time I sit down to write I always find myself worried about how people will react to what I write.  I … Continue reading Will the Real Jolly Runner Please Stand Up?

Guest Post: Finding My Forever Family

Hi! My name is Coaly and I am a one year old, black lab mix.  I am guest blogging today to give my mom a break!  I wanted to share a little bit about my story and how I met my new family.  I hope you like this and, if you do, I’ll write every … Continue reading Guest Post: Finding My Forever Family

What a Pain in the….FOOT?

In running you are always warned about doing too much, too fast.  When a problem or injury occurs, it comes back to the reasoning that you did too much, too fast.  While I absolutely believe this reasoning – it’s true to many aspects of life - hearing these wise words while you are in throws … Continue reading What a Pain in the….FOOT?

A Prisoner in My Own Home aka Snakes in the Mother F*!#ing Yard

I used to love my backyard.  It was my oasis, my getaway.  After a long day of work, I would love to hang out in the backyard with my better half and the pups.  Grilling and eating dinner on the patio, setting up the pool to cool off with the pups on a hot summer … Continue reading A Prisoner in My Own Home aka Snakes in the Mother F*!#ing Yard

A Machu Picchu Selfie

In my attempt to write more I have been exploring the world of writing prompts.  Just some quick inspiration to get my creative juices flowing.  In my search for writing prompts I came across the Mama’s Losin’ It blog.  Every week the blog emails me five or six prompts that will hopefully inspire me.  So…this … Continue reading A Machu Picchu Selfie

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

In my last blog post (remember the one WEEKS ago when I said I would write more), I wrote “if you have time to complain about being too busy, you obviously have some free time.”  Apparently writing this simple little sentence made someone, somewhere, very angry and they decided to put me in my place.  … Continue reading Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

My Year of Yes

This past summer I have been making a concerted effort to try new things and stop saying no to things that take me out of my comfort zone.  Overall, I feel like I have been pretty successful.  The start of my new philosophy started by backpacking through Peru (my second time backpacking in my entire … Continue reading My Year of Yes