Waltz In Exile

12 April 2012, 9:42 am
Filed under: 5Ks, Family, Not at all what I expected, Running/Racing | Tags: , ,
Roundabout 2 years ago, I started a crazy (also, too, VERY LONG [and not remotely complete]) journey: to turn myself into a runner.  It absolutely made no sense. Honestly, it still makes no sense, and I’m training for my 2nd half-marathon.
It’s a complete cliche, but when I turned 40, I did a quick inventory, and thought “THIS? THIS IS IT?”   Middle-aged, stuck in middle America, and so middle-of-the-road average that I barely recognized myself? Continue reading

12 May 2008, 9:19 am
Filed under: P2 | Tags: ,

The day has come.  I dreaded it.  But I knew it was coming.  With that hair, and those eyes, and that grin, the one that says she just might be up for anything…?   My daughter has a “friendboy.”  (That cracks me right up.)  His name is AJ.  And she “WUVS” him. 

This morning, instead of fighting me to get up and get ready, she launched herself out of bed and proceeded to pick out her own clothes.  Continue reading