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I see you’re wearing your hair differently today. I want to tell you it looks nice as I’m setting up my heart monitor before I jump on the treadmill. It’s growing out. I like it. I see you’re calm and trying your hardest after that talk about self-control last week. […]

My Brother

Six years ago, my family and I traveled downtown to cheer on my older brother in his first triathlon. The bright sun shone down upon the buzzing crowds. After parking, we made our way down towards the lake to catch the corralled swimmers free stroking their way through the choppy […]

Reciprocal Love

My Pan surprised me fairly recently. She didn’t tell me she wrote it, but when I stumbled upon it on her blog, I was moved to tears. My sweet niece is hundreds of miles away, but always near and dear in my heart. I’m thinking of her today, so I […]

Peace Out

La la la. It’s Fri high day. La la la. Nothing else to say. Just want to be…with my legs kicked up, dog at my side, pizza on the stove. Sometimes shortcuts are well deserved. I earned it. Much love.              

Enjoy the View

I lie staring, looking up at the dark skyline. The sky sits fixed and lit. A draped lavender shade landscape. Smooth.  Orange smoky beams pierce down upon me amid the sleek amethyst plane, radiating from heightened street lights. The blanketed horizon is littered with fast falling checkered specks; ropy throws […]


Hoping to get ahead, I called my son. I spent the previous hour working out. The temperature had dropped to the mid-20s and I was so looking forward to a cup of hot coffee. He’s never used the coffee maker, but I’ll walk him through it. Just then, I noticed […]

Little Red Running Hood

Day One. The boys started with a timed mile at their track tryout. After stretches, we opened the doors from the gym to the back fields and a gust of chilly March air hit us hard, piercing our lungs. We quickened our step to almost a slow jog to the […]