I’ve struggled to decide how to recap the quest for a good luck charm. I don’t have one. I do pick up pennies when I see them…head’s up or not…and I enjoy seeing a rainbow as much as the next person but I don’t consider either of those things to be particularly lucky. When I […]Read More We Got Here Just In Time
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
Today is my 49th birthday. I’m not embarrassed to say that I love my birthday. I’m also not embarrassed to tell people my age. I’ll take every birthday I can get and wear them proudly. Because it’s my birthday, and I share it with Chuck Norris…you read that right, Chuck Norris, I decided that I […]Read More Lessons Learned
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
With this challenge we are moving from learning a solid life skill to more of a life-expanding experience. ATTEND A PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENT. I have attended many professional sporting events in my life. I grew up watching the local minor-league hockey and baseball teams in Oklahoma City. Heck, I even watched the National Finals Rodeo a couple […]Read More Do You Believe in Miracles?!
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!