Month: October 2013

All Hallows’ Eve

Today I learned how to tie a tie from the best tie-tier I know.  It’s always empowering to learn something new.  And when I came home to put my new skill to practice with my son’s Halloween costume, I found him fully dressed and ready to go, complete with his tie neatly tied.  Upon questioning, I learned he taught himself from a YouTube video … Read More All Hallows’ Eve

All that Matters is Now

I don’t know what I would do without Coach.  For a year and a half, he has been pushing me daily to build my strength and confidence, and I am evolving from a whiney spineless girl into a full-fledged badass.  When someone gives you positive affirmations regularly for that long, you start to believe it even if you aren’t quite sure of the supporting … Read More All that Matters is Now

Before Midnight

I watched a beautiful film called Before Midnight today (after my football team suffered another humiliating loss).  The passionate ups and downs of a couple vacationing in Greece fascinated me.  He was American – she, French.  It was artsy with no specific plot – just a whole lot of realistic dialog.  They were committed, not married, and had twin daughters together, but spoke of … Read More Before Midnight


I love words.  I love the sound of them, especially when I hear someone using an entertaining accent that happens to be different from my own.  I love selecting just the right one to convey a thought or a feeling when I write.  And when Spartacus speaks, I hang onto every single one that comes out of his mouth. Words became important to me … Read More Unspoken

I Want Crazy

“I don’t want good, and I don’t want good enough.  I want can’t-sleep-can’t-breathe-without-you love.” ~ Hunter Hayes, I Want Crazy It’s been a pretty amazing week – one of those crazy, turn-your-whole-life-upside-down kinds of weeks.  I ran my fastest medium-length race to date, escaped into Cinderella mode for a glorious fairy godmother moment, celebrated Holy Arm Day with Coach, signed up to ride 280 … Read More I Want Crazy

Make Yourself at Home

Historically, I haven’t been very good about sharing my space since my divorce.  Not just my living space, but my emotional space, too.  I needed distance between myself and everyone around me sometimes so I could think straight and feel safe.  I guess that’s why running 20 or 30 miles is so attractive to me. Having my own space gives me freedom to find … Read More Make Yourself at Home

Don’t Stop the Music

When Cinderella was dancing with the Prince at the ball, I’m sure she wasn’t thinking about moving into the castle and living happily ever after.  She was enjoying the moment, knowing eventually the clock would strike 12 and she would return to her rags and fireplace duties.  That was the deal she made with her Fairy Godmother, and she was willing to accept the … Read More Don’t Stop the Music