A spectacular show, during a bike ride egg run

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‘Twas a dreary, grey day this fine Sunday. But that didn’t stop us from firing things up right! We head to the local diner for lunch. Once home again, I couldn’t stay indoors. energetic ‘ol me – “Let’s go for a bike ride!” very full son – “No.” “No? Why not? It’s not raining… and if […]

An enticing swing and a smokin’ colourful sunset

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My sister’s in Maui right now. On my our beach. Watching those amazing sunsets with that wonderful warm humidity wrapped affectionately around her, and the frothy shore break crashing against the golden, sandy beach. I’ve been watching her Facebook feed with a big ‘ol smile on my face. It made me open up my own beach […]

A country bike ride to my land, with a new partner

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If you’ve been following along my little bike ride adventure stories, you’ll already know how in love I am with this new passion.  First I tested myself. My bike was not cheap, so I didn’t want to make two mistakes! Since I passed the test with flying colours, there was one more step to make. […]

An epic bike ride through nature, and a new friend

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How have you guys been doing with the purging challenge since Monday? Have you fixed up your escape yet? Remember to have a before and after pic ready for Mon AM to join in! I’ve been a good girl! I’ve cleaned an area each day! Right now, there are 4 big garbage bags bound for […]

I’m a biker!

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When I got my hair done at Jolene’s, we were chatting about workouts. I had started Zumba before our vacation, but was having some issues with it, health wise. And that’s when Jolene piped up with, “Do you have a bike?” Ha. Yeah. I sure did. It was a garage sale special from years ago, […]

Happy Father’s Day to nontraditional families

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( Our Maui adventures ) I grew up in a very traditional, loving family. 40 acre dairy farm, rambling old farmhouse, plenty of country to roam, horses in the cow fields, two great and present parents… I kinda had it all. (my very long story is HERE) Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d […]

My VRBO gambling habit

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Maui Sometimes you’ll find gaps in my blogging schedule. And that’s because ‘the current zone’ I’ve sunk myself into hasn’t allowed me to surface yet. Getting stuck in zones can eat me alive. Anyway, because that whatever it was took so much time out of my life, I’ll write a blog post about it, but then leave […]

Relearning to celebrate life

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Happy New Year’s Eve and New Year! We came home from our Disney vacay on Tuesday night. While my son promptly exploded the luggage around us, I flicked on the Christmas tree lights, then sat in front of the computer to do a little catch up. My, the world has been busy getting ready to celebrate […]

Permission to go… to the happiest place on earth this Christmas

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Our plans had been to go to Disney during Christmas. I had a flight, hotel, lots of things planned. But I could never get around to actually doing the final booking. Either something always came up, or I got overwhelmed with indecision on something, so I let it sit. We even went clothes shopping one day, […]

How I mentally file inspiration

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Today I had it made in the shade. I had just rolled up my sleeves and was going to kick up some real DIY Christmas dust… when the phone rang. My son’s retainer (braces thing) snapped, so it was time to head to town to get it fixed immediately. After mentally switching gears and leaving the house, I honestly didn’t […]