Italian dressing is a versatile ingredient. Yeah, it’s a good compliment to salad, but you can use it for so much more. When I run out of Italian dressing, I make my own. My own recipe calls for one part oil to two parts vinegar — 1 cup oil to 2 parts vinegar — plus … Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: Italian dressing
It looks scary. That big chasm between where you are now and where you could be. Maybe someone comes along for emotional support. The other friend is just along for the ride. Take the step to the ledge and find a comfortable spot. Take a deep breath. Let the fear and your breath out. Now … Continue reading Monday motivation: Take the leap
I want to talk about the college football game experience. Every family should try to go to at least one sporting or musical event. If your enthusiasm is contagious, the kids may end up finding something new to enjoy. It's a magical experience being with a group of people who are all excited about what they see in front of them.
I'm suffering from writer's block ... maybe more of a case of thinking that my ideas aren't interesting or in tune with this blog's theme: adventuring. I challenged myself to blog daily in June and came up short. So I'm going to try again in September. The month has a special spot in my heart. … Continue reading Free flow Thursday
Your life speaks louder than your words. This was the last sentence to a recent post I saw on Facebook. It wasn't in quotes, so I don't know if anyone said other than the Facebook user. Right now, my life speaks volumes about the importance of sleep. Not just a quick nap, but the importance … Continue reading To sleep, to perchance, do
Note: I'm writing this because I just need to get this off my chest before I explode. If I don't do this now, I never will. We've been going on big adventures recently. The kids are out of school, so we are trying to squeeze as much out of summer as we can. I'm also … Continue reading The biggest pause
If I had made it to July 8, I would have celebrated one year of sobriety. But I didn't. My downfall actually happened about three months ago, after I finished training for a half marathon. I was in pain and needed something to put my mind and body at ease. It was a cold something … Continue reading Back to Day One