Category Archives: Family

Never Look a Gift Horse in the Shaft

Pull up a chair, grab a snack, and get ready to enjoy a true story about our adventures while visiting our own heavenly haven, the Willard Hotel, in Washington, D.C. Our tale features six glasses of Malbec, extreme noise, ants, evening hallway … Continue reading

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Is That a Skunk?

“Good God, woman, you’re almost 80 years old.” My mom was one of my favorite people, and I loved making her laugh … a lot. She was a bit vain, and did not wholly embrace the beauty of the aging … Continue reading

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Home is Where the House Is

I’ve been off my blog for a few months. Usually this is a sign of stress, trauma, drama and a touch of seasonal depression. Yep. Two family deaths around the holidays, my darling father and wonderful father-in-law, just about wrecked … Continue reading

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My Life as a Sprinter

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me innumerable times, shame on Hubs. I love to travel. It excites and rejuvenates me, expanding both my knowledge and my waistline. It also allows me to experience the full range of my emotions, usually due to the … Continue reading

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If I Ran the Zoo

“But If I ran the zoo,”                                                                                                                           Said young Gerald McGrew,                                                                                                                 “I’d make a few changes.                                                                                                               That’s just what I’d do … “. If I Ran the Zoo, by Dr. Seuss, was one of my early childhood favorites. Like many things from … Continue reading

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Of Moose and “Men”

Things that made me laugh today, Estes Park edition: “Do you want to see a moose?” Not something I would expect to hear in my previous life in suburbia, so it prompted me to jump out of bed, throw on … Continue reading

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Pass the Pi

I have this thing my husband calls my patent-pending salmon maneuver. If I see crowds going one way, I am compelled to go the opposite direction. If you tell me to do something, it’s very likely I won’t. I am in no way … Continue reading

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