With only 10 days left, the Runner’s World Winter Run Streak seems totally do-able, right? Except that the next week ranks as the busiest week of the year.
We have Christmas Eve Wednesday, Christmas Day Thursday, Christmas with one side of the family on Friday, and Christmas with the other side of the family on Saturday.… Read More
One Sunday late last month, I did something I never do. I sent my husband and sons to church without me.
We normally go as a four-person family unit, and every third Sunday, the boys and I make the trek alone as my husband works.… Read More
The boys came down with the sickness this week, like the 50 other kids in their building absent on Monday.
We’ve been gently nursing them back to health: Giving ibuprofen when fevers spike and cause headaches. Buying more ibuprofen when we run out.… Read More
Last Thursday, the third grade put on a Christmas program at the elementary school. They did one during the day for the rest of the grades and one at night for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, neighbors, and so on.
BigBrother told me a number of times how excited he felt to stand on stage and sing the songs.… Read More
I originally started saving wine corks to make a shadow box of corks for our eventual basement bar renovation. Since that project won’t be started any time soon, I started thinking about making a wine cork heart to hang in the dining room.… Read More
Over the halfway point!
I’m feeling much better this week, already having run my Day 19 run today as well.
Last week brought some cold, windy runs—and one wardrobe malfunction. I will share about my wardrobe malfunction so you can avoid my stupidity mistake.… Read More
Some readers noticed the changes I made on the blog last week.
I installed a new theme, customized it to my liking, and tinkered with some new plugins. I feel pleased with the results, though I’m still learning how to maneuver my new space.… Read More
It’s been over ten years since I last got a tattoo.
The last tattoo I sat through featured a Celtic knot in honor of my daughter, to symbolize the various people all connected—forever—by her birth, her placement, her adoption.
It makes sense that the next tattoo permanently etched into my skin took place on her birthday.… Read More
I fought labor for months, spent countless hours in the hospital on my side, medicine and fluids dripping into me via IV. I took medication that made me shake and shiver in the hopes it would stop the relentless contractions. I endured two surgeries on my kidney.… Read More
These not-quite-winter nights—cold and dark—force us inside. Where we used to play football, take walks, and chase each other around the yard, we now huddle in the living room after dinner.
We play games on some nights, but most nights we find ourselves curled up on the couch—together—reading, snoozing, and generally being in each other’s presence.… Read More