If you’ve ever gone sleigh riding with a group of people or a bunch of siblings, then you know what a “train” means. I grew up in a family of 7 kids, so sleigh riding was serious business. We all had those snowmobile boots with thick black rubber soles, super stiff thinsulation, and waterproof polyester/vinyl sides like all the kids in the 70’s and early 80’s had. We weren’t allowed to use the snowmobile though to give us rides up the hill because it defeated the purpose of s
So my doctor recommended a gluten free, anti-inflammatory diet, otherwise known as “there’s nothing for you to eat anymore.” But I thought I should do whatever it takes to feel better; I’ll give it a whirl. Top of the do not eat list: Bread? I’m team Oprah on this one, I LOVE BREAD! Have you ever had the warm bread with butter on it from OIP in Montrose? It’s the definition of manna from heaven. That was a rough break up I had with bread. We both sat down and had a good cry.
I tried an acupuncturist for the first time; that was a crazy thing. Who first decided to put needles in their skin to help with pain? Who thought that was a good idea, and then convinced others, like myself, to give it a go? The doctor told me the needles are small and people say they either don’t feel them, or it feels like a bee sting. Great! I can’t believe I’m paying out of pocket to essentially feel like I got stung by 30 bees. It was too late to back out, I already dro
My son is home from college and went skiing with his friends this week, and it reminded me of the first time I went skiing at 16. For my birthday, I wanted my parents and my brothers and sisters to go with me skiing…all of us for the first time. Bad idea. When you first go, go with someone who knows what they’re doing and can help you. Don’t pick a friend who has never skied before just to be with someone at the same level, because it’ll be like the blind leading the blind an
Now it’s time to take any gift cards you got for Christmas and redeem them. Do you hate when you walk into a retail store and the salesperson is high pressure, or do you like them trying to “help” you buy stuff? After the normal initial welcome to the store and spiel about what the current sales are, they still won’t leave your side and let you shop in peace. As you parous through the racks, BAM! Their face is right next to yours asking if you like that style and telling you
Sometimes men and women approach projects so differently. If my husband Russ is working on something, he hyper focuses only on it and can tune everything else out until it’s done. If I ask him a question, he’ll say hold on and will never, ever answer the question. I always think to myself when will you ever learn to wait until he’s done? If I still remember what the question is, I’ll ask when he’s done if I still want the answer. Maybe he’s just hoping I’ll forget. When he’s