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 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


( 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


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 […]

My last truck

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Today was a rather big day. It started like any other… I just went to work, and then came home again.But what made today different was, I gave notice. I just signed and striped my last truck. Out of fire trucks alone, this was #500. For one client.I’ve been in the sign biz for 22ish years and […]

Maui junk, we are on our way!

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15 years ago, I was in Hawaii for an entire MONTH. My son was about to enter the picture, and I had an inkling I wouldn’t be back to Maui for a good long time afterwards.  My gut feeling turned out to be right. Motherhood became my ultimate hobby, and then hard times hit. So […]