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A journal of my daily struggles and accomplishments whether it is my weight, exercise, motherhood, being a wife and a friend as well as my love of beautiful things, clothes, shoes
and accessories


January 24, 2020

I am back! Blame my absence on the need for me to have a full-time job.

I found this picture on my phone and it made me chuckle because, in my mind, our holidays are elegant just like I see in upscale magazines or blogs. The reality is not even close and that is OK beca...

November 8, 2019

I profoundly believe in the importance of gratitude, but not so much keeping a gratitude journal if it works for you - yea! For me, I kept writing the same thing,,, I am grateful for Brad making me dinner. Brad took me to work, Brad blah, blah. My gratitude had a commo...

October 30, 2019

1. Make Your Man Feel Important

I let Brad know what a fantastic driver he is, and Lil 'ole me cannot read a map. Brad drives while I sleep or read a book.

2. Know Your Man's Moods

When Brad has a particularly hard day, I let him make me a cocktail (for his self-esteem),...

October 4, 2019

My life is fulfilled when I have Butter, Bacon, and Bourbon.  

I am making a somewhat feeble attempt to lose weight. It really is a full-time job for me, and I see no retirement in sight. I am totally into anything with DNA. The more personal information I can get into...

September 18, 2019

Another symptom of my aging is weak hip flexors. Drinking a cocktail on the deck does not seem to strengthen hip flexors - go figure.

I was in pain and walking like a penguin when I thought a Thai massage would be the fix so I went online to schedule an appointment. I h...

August 23, 2019

Most people go on vacation in the lap of luxury, but not my Brad. Instead of a house full of beach towels, we have a house full of bikes.

Since I am the DD cyclist, I was tasked dropping off Brad, Jim, and Ellen in Glenwood so they could bike to Aspen. I got a couple ho...

August 12, 2019

Since Brad and I are done raising children, we have decided to relocate fast before Mag or Jake move back home for any length of time.

So off to Denver we went to check out the housing inventory. We walked into the first home and it was 700sf on the first floor wit...

July 10, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows that camping is staying at the Holiday Inn and I consider being remote when I am 20 miles from a Nordstroms. My dear friend, Sandy, made the bold decision to take up full-time residence in Estes Park and live in the wilderness. She is seriousl...

June 20, 2019

Everyone knows the most important part of a retreat or a conference is the food and naturally, a fun sidekick and mine was Jodie who made the day bearable. 

I got to the retreat super early to scope out the breakfast. It is not a good sign when I am asking Jodie wh...

June 17, 2019

Sorry for the blog MIA, a little thing called a job sometimes gets in the way.  Now I have a month to catch up on ~

May was full of graduation parties. For the record, people (when I say people, I am referring to me) come for the cake! So please cut the cake. Gradu...