When I noticed a few hikers and bikers without masks, I decided to decorate the statue of Rebecca to remind others.
Traveling with the Coronavirus Threat
A week ago, I traveled from Denver International Airport to Madison, Wisconsin for my mom’s 90th birthday. Did I worry that I may not be able to purchase hand sanitizer? I should have been since people were already stockpiling. Did I worry about the threat of catching the coronavirus or COVID-19? Not any more than... Continue Reading →
Want to live to be 102? Don’t miss the next Podcast!
I've been sharing my adventures and misadventures here on the Wild Ride for eight years. On my new adventure, The Wild Side with Susie Lindau podcast, I interview guests about their Wild Side and ask their definition of Wild. I am so excited for you to meet my next guest on the podcast. Jim Cram... Continue Reading →
I'm the queen of embarrassing injuries. Four of them hit me in a row last year, defying the bad luck comes in threes superstition. Calf tears, hamstring pulls, and several ankle sprains as a tennis player should have taught me what to do when injured. Yep, but I can be the queen of major mistakes too.... Continue Reading →
Five Years Cancer Free!
Whew! Talk about a breast cancer marathon. From the shocking diagnosis to my double boobectomies, the implants of my bionic boobs and subsequent challenges of taking estrogen-suppressing and depressing pills, I've finally crossed the five-year finish line. Hang on while I catch my breath. I couldn't have done it without you, my readers, my family,... Continue Reading →
What Not to Say to a Cancer Survivor
I'm almost five years cancer-free and have survived all kinds of off-hand comments. Everyone wants to say the right thing to a cancer survivor, but sometimes not saying anything would have been better. Some were well-intentioned while others seemed like heat-seeking missiles. When that would happen, I would go to a very dark place. A... Continue Reading →
Boob Report – Anxiety and the Fantastic Five-Year Finish Line
When scheduling my six-month cancer checkup, I made the mistake of booking a flight to California right afterward. Talk about anxiety. Nothing like racing against the ticking clock before a blood pressure test. These appointments are stressful enough! I planned to talk to my oncologist about the exact date when I could stop taking the... Continue Reading →
Weird Thoughts from the Sick Bed
I arrived home from a trip to California on Tuesday night and sneezed. I don't want to get sick. My mind raced back to the time when I pressed the button on an elevator with my knuckle (I'm so smart) and then rubbed my itchy eye with the same body part. (I'm so stupid!) Or it could... Continue Reading →
Bad Luck Comes in Threes, Right?
When I landed on the floor of a restaurant with a BANG a couple of weeks ago, I breathed a sigh of relief. That had to be the last accident, right? It was the third time in three weeks I'd had very bad luck. I remembered that age-old superstition. Bad luck comes in threes. #1. ... Continue Reading →
A Gym Where Nobody Knows My Name
Chances are, you've been a member of a gym or fitness club sometime in your life. You probably made some friends and they helped motivate you to work out. What do you do when you burn out even though everyone knows your name? My gym experience started in an auspicious way. I snuck into Vic Tanny... Continue Reading →