Worst. Super Bowl Party. Ever.

Actually, I don’t really care about the Super Bowl. But I did get to watch it. (Well, most of it, including the epic halftime show!) But it wasn’t from the comfort of my sofa. It was from a chair in the hospital, my husband next to me in a hospital bed. So, he’s had someContinue reading “Worst. Super Bowl Party. Ever.”

Banning Books Closes Minds

It’s 5:00 on a Friday afternoon. I’m wrapping up my documentation for the day, and I’m running later than anticipated. But before my frustration gets to me, I’m calmed by a welcome, yet unexpected sound. Over the loudspeaker of the nursing facility where I work, the cantor sings a song in Hebrew, welcoming the beginningContinue reading “Banning Books Closes Minds”

Fitness Guilt

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? To exercise more? To eat healthier? If so, how’s that going? It’s around February that the wheels fall off, so to speak, for goals like these. I’ve discussed the power of guilt before, but fitness guilt is its own unique animal. Do you know howContinue reading “Fitness Guilt”

New Ambassadorships!

I know I spend a lot of time on my blog discussing events and issues that make me decidedly unhappy, but today I’m going to talk about something that is bringing me some joy right now! Ambassadorships are a fun way to engage with the running community, especially on social media. This is the timeContinue reading “New Ambassadorships!”

Same Mantra. Different Lipstick. 

Monday was a flexible learning day for my junior in high school. This new phenomenon in learning leaves it up to the student and parents to come up with meaningful learning activities on these days. On past flexible learning days, we have visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in downtown Richmond, driven to CharlottesvilleContinue reading “Same Mantra. Different Lipstick. “

For the Love of Office Supplies

My older daughter reached out to me in dire need of a decidedly old school office supply that is apparently not readily available in her college town: White Out. Do you remember using this in school? I do. Except it came with that little brush that got all dried up and goopy over time. NowContinue reading “For the Love of Office Supplies”

Why I Won’t Try the New Beyond Nuggets at KFC

I had an interesting conversation with a fellow Vegan about these. She was upset about a few things, as am I. But I have other vegan and vegetarian friends who have happily embraced the new plant based fast food item on the block. Shades of gray. Everyone’s entitled to their interpretation.  Don’t get me wrong.Continue reading “Why I Won’t Try the New Beyond Nuggets at KFC”

Vegan Cream of Mushroom and Rice Soup

Vegan Cream of Mushroom and Rice Soup You know, sometimes you’re just a girl, standing in front of the fridge, asking it to inspire you to make something amazing for dinner out of nothing. That was me the other night. And my fridge delivered! I spotted a forgotten container of baby bellas when I realizedContinue reading “Vegan Cream of Mushroom and Rice Soup”

Endorphins Make You Happy

One of my favorite movies of all time is Legally Blonde. (I’m blonde. Go figure…) One of my sole sisters and I would routinely quote lines from this movie on any given long run, often during moments of sheer runner’s high, and lightening any effort produced by our runs.  One of our favorite lines? YouContinue reading “Endorphins Make You Happy”