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 […]
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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.
This next challenge is really no challenge at all for me. MEMORIZE ALL THE WORDS TO YOUR FAVORITE SONG, THEN BELT IT OUT WHEN IT COMES ON THE RADIO. I’ve been doing this as long as I can remember. Ask any of my kids and they’ll tell you. I cannot sing but that does NOT […]
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Challenge number two is in the box. Actually it’s out of the box and still sitting on my table but you get the point. I put together a 500-piece-puzzle with a little help from Andrew. Actually a lot of help. Basically he did the puzzle and allowed me to assist but it’s done. It was pretty much […]
Read More Pieces of My Heart
Hey, I feel like I’ve accomplished something! Maybe you do, too! That’s about as many exclamation points as you are ever going to get from me. So, trust that I’m feeling pretty good. The first challenge was definitely challenging but also kind of inspiring. Bear with me. We have 99 challenges to go and they […]
Read More I’m Puzzled by Puzzles