There They Go

Change is never easy in this house for a variety of reasons, but I think this year it was Mother who struggled the most getting ready for Back to School.  I don’t know.  I celebrate them going, but we had a good summer . . . and they’re getting so old . . . and … Continue reading


Gigi didn’t have her teeth in and it startled me.  She’s always been a not-a-hair-out-of-place gal from my perspective — serious and appropriate. We tried to talk about my pictures from our trip this summer, but she struggled find the words.  I think I misunderstood and supplied the wrong ones.  She gave up.  She was … Continue reading

Dry Laundry

I’m not complaining that it’s hot, but the laundry I hung outside yesterday was dry before I got everything on the line. I’m not complaining.  In six weeks there could be snow on the ground.  Eight weeks for sure. I’ve been cleaning places I don’t normally clean.  The corners in the bathroom.  The outside of … Continue reading

Circus World is All Right by Me

Our first stop along the way was to the Wisconsin Dells.  I am not a huge fan of the water park.  It’s a lot of anxious children and often oblivious parents running around an enclosed space filled with chlorine . . . but the one we stayed at was nice, and I had more fun … Continue reading

Home is Exhausting

We are home.  Ask me anything about Lincoln.  Anything.  Let’s see how I do.  We got the full up Lincoln treatment.  If it was there or on the way, we saw it.  I was rested and relaxed and lovely . . . and now I am exhausted. Frankly, I think it’s this:   And that’s … Continue reading

Recovery Continues

Recovery is a slow process here.  I don’t know if it was after my triumphant jump when I fell to the ground, but somewhere along the way I wrenched my back.  The pain of that has been greater than anything in my foot.  I spent much of last week with my back on a heating … Continue reading


And I wasn’t last!! But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 **Photo by Rita**

10K Notebook – The Day Before

Okay. Rested legs?  Check. Charged running playlist? Check. Variety of clothing options depending on the unseasonable cold weather?  Check. Prayer team working overtime? Check. Check. Check.  I need to pick up my race packet and I will be set. HAHAHAHAHA!!!  I will not be set until I cross that finish line tomorrow.  Coach Sam has … Continue reading

10K Notebook – Xrays!

I had a bit of a scare yesterday.  I . . . wait a minute.  Coach Sam is monitoring my water intake and I am behind . . .  Okay!  We’re all hydrated. What was I saying?  Oh, yes.  My ankle started to hurt really badly a week or so ago.  We’re so close to … Continue reading