Do you have some ridiculous habits that no matter how hard you try to break, you just can’t? You are not alone. My idiosyncrasies are inexplicable. Since my list is long and time is short, I have listed my top ten. They are in no particular order. #1. Saying “um, ah, or like,” as I... Continue Reading →
Anger, Fear, or Joy?
There have been nights when my poor husband Danny has come home from work and found me in the same position as when he left; still stooped over my keyboard. After promising to finish in a few more minutes, I have often typed for another hour. Giving up on being served a home cooked meal, he... Continue Reading →
Prevent Beer Belly Fat – Watch Sports this Way!
My husband Danny had been on the edge of his seat for hours. “Get him! Get him! Ohhh…” First he watched the CU Football team go down in flames against Stanford 7-48. Later he watched the Avalanche season opener. Surely our Colorado hockey team could pull off a win, but they were skunked by the... Continue Reading →
Unnerved at the Winchester House
While taking a tour of the Winchester house something strange happened.
After sprinting several laps around my kitchen while screaming with my Bichon Roxy trotting behind agitated and barking, I finally settled back down to the computer. Had my eyes played tricks on me? No. There it was. The post with my husband Danny and me in our Addams Family costumes had made the cover of Freshly... Continue Reading →
Self-portrait with Mirror When my 19-year-old daughter informed me she didn’t want to take her magnifying mirror back to college with her since she would stare at almost non-existent blocked pores and proceed to unblock them, it made me think. "Whoa! I don’t know if I could do that. Am I addicted to the magnification... Continue Reading →
High Mountain Adventure – A Photo Essay
The clear blue skies over the grand vista beckoned to us Saturday afternoon in Breckenridge. We decided to risk it and break rule #1: Never go out hiking in the mountains past noon. Thunderstorms tend to gather and lightning is deadly. Even with intense two-mile-high sunshine, September had ushered in cool temperatures so I threw on a pair... Continue Reading →
Sit on It and Spin!
Haystack in a view from my neighborhood Earlier this summer, I teetered on top of a step-ladder and reached above my head to unhook my dusty road bike from a hook on the ceiling. Strong impulsive tendencies still course through my veins. If I had lost my grip, my heavy bike would have crashed to... Continue Reading →
Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow! Please…
There is a memory that resonates from my childhood. It is a sound so delightful in its simplicity and one that I personally strived for hours to produce. It is a magical sound that could turn heads with its type of call. This sound could trigger a reaction instantaneously. It is precariously on the edge... Continue Reading →
An Amazing Aruba Vacation and Photos
An amazing family vacation in Aruba where we heard Natalee Holloway conspiracy theories, experienced lots of adventures, a day on a catamaran, and a few bad hair days. After landing in Aruba, humidity clung to my skin. A steady breeze provided by the prevailing trade winds kept me cool. Most people would recoil from the... Continue Reading →