So, it’s been a foul week. Things just haven’t gone as planned…unexpected tax bills and gross flu symptoms and canceled projects and back-pain that’s led to sleepless nights. They’ve all happened this week. The kicker? My beloved Jeep, the topic of more than a few recent posts, sent a signal that its own foul-ness might not be over… (Am I the on...More
What’s in your Mystery Basket?
Truth time. I’ve got a little obsession. And I know I’m not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse personalities…and food. It’s the television show Chopped. And I looooooove it. In fact, I record it regularly so I can watch it every morning as I prep for the day. If you don’t know the Food Network...More
The Truth About Life’s Bumps
So, my beloved ’99 Jeep died recently. Long-time blog followers will understand the implications of this tragedy. They’ll also know that this is not our first, shall we say, incident. (Behold…this photo from last year’s mildly embarrassing post). This time around (which was totally not my fault by the way), the story goes a bit differently. I prese...More
Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons from One Long Night
I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn’t quite so…traumatic. Though this adventure, dubbed Ladies Night by the boot camp that created it, certainly had some special nuances. Behold…the numbers: 29 female participants 12 hours (7pm to 7am. As in overnight.) 3 trail runs, ea...More
The REAL Part You Play in Other People’s Lives
I begin today’s post with a tale of mild irritation. I was working on a project with a colleague and found myself in a position where I couldn’t move forward without getting some information from her. I emailed her multiple times. I called her, texted her. I said her name to the clouds above, hoping they’d waft their way over to her. A full week wen...More
Guys…Where Are We?
Let’s begin with a hearty congrats to you. You’ve made it halfway through the year (exactly halfway if you’re reading this blog on the day it first posts). Huzzah! It’s funny. We start the year with all kinds of intentions about how – this year – we will do something different or new that will make us feel better, feel happier, feel more successful in achi...More