How the West Was Won

Yep, this is a little overdue because we’re moving in two weeks. Let me backtrack to the spring- I posted something about choosing between Denver and Chicago (Oak Park to be specific), and wrote up a sort of pro/con list for each city. After some thought we chose Oak Park, met an agent and eventually … Continue reading

Ore 2 Shore & More

We planned our Copper Harbor trip with friends months ago, and at the time I was really fired up to race Ore 2 Shore, a 48-mile point to point race near Marquette, MI.  In fact, I had several races on my radar for late summer including ones in the Ozarks and Badlands. However, I stopped … Continue reading

“Just a Mom”

This conversation seriously happens on a monthly basis: Person I just met inevitably asks: “So what do for work?” Me, after an uncomfortable pause: “Um…I’m just a mom.” Then I blurt out “But I used to work!” and proceed to talk about my old job like I’m still working there to make myself sound interesting. Person: … Continue reading

Four

First up- please excuse the way this post is written. It’s not that I have writer’s block, but I am just not motivated to put my thoughts into writing, if that makes sense.  So with that, I present to you… FOUR. My little baby bear/snuggle bug/sweet pea is four. Like I’ve said many times…I just can’t believe … Continue reading

Indecision 2017

If you haven’t picked up on the subtle hints by now, we’re moving.  As in, moving out of this ridiculously expensive rental house and going…somewhere. More specifically, Oak Park, IL or somewhere around Denver. I know for a lot of you this decision would be an easy one- I honestly don’t know too many people … Continue reading

Life & Stuff

It’s 8:20pm and I feel like we haven’t even started to settle down for the night. You’d think for a Saturday that we’d have our shit together a bit more, right? We just got back from the grocery store, I just had dinner, AKA is on her 5th meal of the day and Eric is juggling … Continue reading

3.5

AKA is three-and-a-half years old now. How’d that happen? The holiday season was great. It’s fun to live vicariously though AKA- the wonder, the excitement, the tearing through holiday toy catalogs…so awesome. Her #1 wish was for the Doc McStuffins Care Cart, which Santa was happy to deliver. Some of her other favorite gifts were Magna Tiles, a tabletop easel … Continue reading

Go The Fock To Sleep!

Believe it or not this post isn’t about AKA- it’s about me. Ok, yes she has her own sleep-related issues (mostly due to parenting fails I admit) but I’m the one wide awake at 1am on a fairly regular basis. Like right now. Here’s a snapshot of my current situation: alone (Eric’s traveling for work), … Continue reading

CX Progress Report

We have less than a month to go before State Champs and guess what? I am burned out. Like, I could stop racing for the year and be totally OK with my decision. In a normal year, the arrival of cold weather makes me want to hibernate at the gym. This year, however, the residual … Continue reading

Highs and Lows

I’m a little behind on my blogging, probably because I’m no longer working and have no need to sit in front of a computer. Which is a good thing! I’m still trying to figure out my place in life without a job- the bird shelter is keeping me quite busy which is also a good thing. It’s definitely keeping … Continue reading