Running and Ranting

Let me just start by saying that I love dogs. They are cute, cuddly, and great to have around. I like to run at a nearby park. It’s big and grassy, there’s enough room to run almost 3 miles without looping around too much. There are many signs around the park, posted in super obvious…

Working Out the Demons

Over the years I’ve come to appreciate a good workout. When I was younger, sweating was disgusting to me. I couldn’t stand the thought. I was the girl who found any excuse to get out of gym class and I was a lost cause as far as any sort of athleticism went. A few years ago, a…

Making New Friends

I am shy. No, really. I am. I find it very hard to go up to people I don’t know and start a conversation. When I was in business for myself I had to go to these marketing/networking functions to try to drum up business and I would often find myself quietly walking around hoping…

Green-Eyed Monster

I have house envy. On the one hand I love the house we live in. It’s small relative to the size of our family, but we intentionally bought small so we’d have less to keep up with. Our old house had four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a family room, a living room, dining room, and kitchen (of course,…

Snoozing through Literature

When I was in high school I took a class that was such a snoozer. The professor was a nice enough human, but he hadn’t the slightest idea how to engage a classroom of 16 teenagers. He did have a pretty good idea how to bore us to death though. Every day we’d show up in class,…