Just gotta be tougher than the ride

Had myself a bit of a giggle this evening when I was out and about with the Manchild for dinner. Tonight, for something different, we went to Rock Woodfired Pizza.  I like the place because it has great pizza, music videos from the 80s (Joan Jett’s I Love Rock and Roll baby!) and really good service.

Manchild likes it for the music and the food, and because normally we get really cute servers who are close to his age.  Sadly, for him, today’s server was Michael. Continue reading “Just gotta be tougher than the ride”

Going back to the basics

Folks, I have to admit it to myself and others, I’ve been whining and making excuses for the jeans being too tight and not getting miles under on my legs.  In my defense, a month in Spokane and having to eat out was NOT helpful.  But since being back, I have still not ponied up.

It hit me this weekend as I whined about it getting icy and me not being able to ride.  Yep, I’d gotten spoiled and soft being able to ride home from work all these months… Continue reading “Going back to the basics”

Cool stuff I want to do!

Today was a an extremely rare day.  Michelle had errands to run with her brother.  He is hosting Christmas morning at his house and needed the stuff that Michelle is going to make for breakfast,  Yep, we will be at his house, but if we want a yummy breakfast, it better be Michelle cooking.

Afterwards she went to mom’s to help with the wrapping of presents.  Then she got to have some fun, and spend the afternoon with one of her best friends having a snack, drinking good wine and just chatting.

I had the house to myself and nowhere I needed to go…. Continue reading “Cool stuff I want to do!”

First aid kit for pets

I never thought of this! Leave it to my buddy the Vet to give a good idea for those with bets! Especially those that hike with pets!

sage country animal advice

Most of us don’t think about a first aid kit for our pets….until you need it.    A lot of the items may be things you have scattered around the house, which may be fine, unless you can’t find them when you need them or it may turn out you don’t have what you need at all.

All it takes is a container big enough to hold most of what you need. (I recommend waterproof such as a sealed plastic tupperware)  You can store it in a bathroom or hallway cupboard to have on hand when it is needed, and can easily stash it in the car for road trips and camping.  Then, in case of an emergency, you will have what you need, easily accessible, when you need it.

  • Rectal thermometer with lubricant. (you may scoff but knowing a pets temperature gives vital information if they are sick…

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OK, tell me when you get tired of me blogging about the kids!

It is amazing how one year can suddenly be different from almost every year prior.  Here we are, the week before christmas week, kids are getting ready to go on Christmas Break from school, and for the last five years at this time, I was mad as hell.


Why you ask? Well I’ll tell you…. Continue reading “OK, tell me when you get tired of me blogging about the kids!”

I had to give it all I had to keep up with her!

There was a time, way back in the way back days (ok maybe 10 years ago or so, I was a runner.  I did 5, 10, and 12Ks on a regular basis, and once (ONLY once) I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles)

I ran well enough to complete my one and only Half a thon, 13.1 miles in just over 2 hours!
I ran well enough to complete my one and only Half a thon, 13.1 miles in just over 2 hours!

A week after this picture was taken I had a hernia operation and never got bad into running shape.  Today proved that to me a bit! Continue reading “I had to give it all I had to keep up with her!”