Snowstorms usually squat on a few states before evaporating in the glint of winter sunshine. As if on snowy steroids, these frosty freaks have grown exponentially in recent years. While plodding along and dumping tons of snow, they have buried the country, transforming highways into hockey rinks and cars into pucks. White-out blizzards and sub-zero temperatures have frightened the red liquid in thermometers into hiding in their spherical basements. They have often left a death toll in their vicious icy wake.
Joe is protecting his sound equipment from Draco while on location. Continue reading
My Bichon Roxy has many talents. She has mastered all kinds of tricks (anything for a treat), pulls us along while hiking snowy mountains and rocks her Ghetto Mittens. But last week she impressed me as the fiercest Bichon in the land when she came in contact with a coyote.
Of course I reacted like anyone with a computer and added an update on Facebook. In my defense, it did ask me, “What’s going on Susie?”
Coyotes have been very aggressive here in Boulder County. Several people have been attacked and nipped on trails during the day. It is not unusual to lose a small pet to a coyote’s insatiable appetite, but they no longer have any fear of humans. Continue reading
When my daughter Courtney won a trip to New York City to see The Saturdays, I said, “Who?” She informed me that they are an all-girl pop band similar to The Spice Girls.
My second question was, “Can I go?” I frantically tried to fold myself into her carry-on bag to no avail, so I got another idea. I could be a fly on the wall!
With my new transformation, I easily crept into Courtney’s bag. She never noticed I was there! Can you find me in each of these photos?
It warmed up this week and temperatures rose from 9 degrees into the high 40′s. The ice on the pond has thinned. Continue reading
Let the Wild Rumpus begin!
Courtney and Kelly are channeling Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are
while playing with the mural my dad painted.
Last week, my family flew back to Madison, Wisconsin. You gotta love their (our) sense of humor. As I was leaving the terminal at the airport, the security guard said, “Welcome to Des Moines!”
They had a monster snowstorm a few weeks ago and the snow was melting. Yes melting. It was a balmy 35 degrees when we arrived.
Everyone took turns walking Charlie Brown Spot.
There was a beautiful park nearby. Continue reading
Hanging out with the California girls – Debra Kristi, Debra Eve, Lynn Kelley, August McLaughlin and me. We can’t keep our hands off Thor.
I found Debra Kristi’s blog through her Immortal Mondays where she covers many different types of legends, myths and folklore. I met Debra in person while visiting California. She introduced me to Thor. He has been on a world tour ever since. When she asked if I would like to host her little friend, of course I jumped at the chance. I planned to show the God of Thunder a great time in Colorado!
After Thor arrived, my daughter Courtney introduced him to the village. He didn’t waste any time.
There is a reason why I am wearing a red wig and am standing next to my new blue friend. I went out to the Boulder Reservoir on New Year’s Day in support of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Why blue? Many who turned out for this cause on a sunny, but cold winter day turned blue, including me!
I was one of the crazy people at Boulder’s Polar Plunge! Continue reading
Happy New Year Wild Riders! 2013 promises to be the Wildest ever. There will be all kinds of new adventures like taking the plunge, ice dancing, skiing in the Rocky Mountains, and Roxy’s new ghetto mittens.
My son Kelly will be one of 10 DJs who will spin outside on the 16th Street Mall for the City of Denver tonight. Watch the Mountain Time countdown and you may see him!
I am hosting another Use Me and Abuse Me Day on Friday, January 4th. Be ready to mingle and hit the dance floor. Roxy may even join in the fun!
Doesn’t she look excited?
This fun virtual party will rock during the first week of the New Year! Bring your favorite post from 2012 and share the link in the comment section. Chat up the guests and maybe you’ll “pick up” some hot new subscribers. Tell them Susie sent you!
The fun starts on Friday morning. Wear your long undies. We are going outside to enjoy Colorado’s winter.
Speaking of Colorado’s winter, tune in on Wednesday for my first Wild Adventure of the year!
Happy New Year!
Be safe out there~
What kind of adventures are you planning in 2013?