Visiting the Nug

As you all know, about three-ish weeks ago, the kid brother graduated from college. (If you didn’t know, I blogged about it here.) He moved home the day after graduation and then the day after that he moved to Tennessee. It was a wild ride that I was extraordinarily glad I wasn’t on. He handled [...]

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Peace and Strength

I’m not quite sure how to start this post. Have you ever been waiting for bad news, knew it was coming and dreaded it? Or maybe you were surprised by it. I can’t decide which is worse, not having time to prepare or sitting with that heavy dread, thick in the pit of your stomach. [...]

Con-Grad-ulations

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! I know that today is particularly reserved for the celebration of moms, but with your pardon, I have something else I want to celebrate today.  (I can promise you my mom was okay with this post – I wrote this one about her last year while I was in Peru. Overachieving [...]

Gal Friends, Dude Friends, Old Friends, New Friends

I felt like I was living in my own version of Dr. Seuss’ One Fish, Two Fish this weekend. I was SO social which, for me, was exhilarating but exhausting. My body is physically sore from being so outgoing for so many days in a row (though, maybe that is from the new workouts I [...]

Peas Out, Cub Scout

Believe it or not, as you are reading this, I am out of the country. Yes, again. Peace out, USA. Two months short of a year since my last excursion outside of the US, I’m at it again, crossing borders.  This time I’m flying across the pond with a bit more luggage in tow. My [...]

Of Nature Walks, Part 2

Hi Guys! I hope you had a great week this week.  I did, for sure.  The weather here in NC has been absolutely incredible.  I’m talking mid-60s to almost 80 degrees (that’s Fahrenheit for all my non-American friends) and partly cloudy with these glorious breezes that have made it almost impossible to not keep every [...]