I’ve spent some time writing blog posts about not-so-important topics and hoping someone will read them. Now, it’s time to write a letter about an issue that is important to me and hope that someone reads it. WRITE A LETTER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I’ve never written a letter to any of my congressional representatives. […]Read More Words Into Action
I set a goal for myself way back in January. Run a 5K. My first BIG challenge and I did it! Hours of boring time on the treadmill, miles on the road, a new pair of shoes, an assortment of hip stretches and exercises, a time-tested playlist, one running coach (thank you, Mona!) and a lot […]Read More Rockin’ Rollin’
We are on a quest. A quest for luck to be precise. FIND YOUR LUCKY CHARM. I don’t really consider myself to be a particularly lucky person. I’m not unlucky but I’ve certainly never felt like I was destined to win the lottery or that a trip to Vegas would be anything other than a […]Read More Luck of the Draw
I’ve had a good time working my way through all of these challenges. Obviously, some are more fun than others. If you’ve ever sewn on a button you know that it’s not for entertainment. But, I have to say this challenge was the best. I’m not exaggerating when I say we have been a Marine […]Read More Much Appreciated
This challenge brought up a bit of an irrational fear of mine. I don’t like needles. Not in the I’m afraid of shots way, although I don’t love those either, but more in the I’m going to step on a needle! way. I don’t think I’ve ever stepped on a needle before but apparently it’s a real concern […]Read More Needles, Shanks & Irrational Fears
The latest challenge appears simple on the surface and could easily be dismissed. LEARN HOW TO SEW ON A BUTTON. I’ve sewn a button or two in my time. I don’t sew, so any button-sewing for me is strictly in repair mode. I used to be one of those people who saved those replacement buttons that come […]Read More Buttons Are Gross
It’s taken me a while longer than I’d like to get this next post going. The next challenge is a big one and I’ve actually been working on it for about a month now. RUN A 5K. I’ve never RUN a 5K before. Once upon a time I did run track. Middle-school track, if you […]Read More Walk a Mile (or 20) in My Shoes
I’ll start with a confession. When I saw that January 27th was National Cake Day I knew immediately that would be the week for the BAKE SOMETHING FROM SCRATCH challenge. It wasn’t until I took the picture of the date in my calendar that I realized it was actually National CHOCOLATE Cake Day. I’d already purchased the items […]Read More Let Them Eat Cake!
Anonymous good deed? Check. 500-piece puzzle? Check. Mastering a new favorite song? Check. Now, it’s time to BAKE SOMETHING FROM SCRATCH. My mom liked to bake. She made bread shaped like teddy bears and even baked her own dog biscuits! So, genetically it seems like I might have an advantage in this challenge. But my own experience […]Read More On Your Marks, Get Set…Bake!
This was an enjoyable challenge but it was a challenge all the same. As a regular sing-alonger I promised that I would push myself…and I did. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m in the midst of a serious obsession with the musical Hamilton. At home, it’s been looping so much that Andrew can probably […]Read More Oceans Rise. Empires Fall.