Get ready for GOT, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Not everyone is going to be quite as excited about this first point as I am, but I also know I’m not the only one excited that finally, after two years of waiting, the final season of Game of Thrones starts this Sunday! Winter has come and gone and come again since we were lastContinue reading “Get ready for GOT, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Don’t say it: “It will work out. It always does…” edition

I teach and direct high school theater. When I tell this to people, it’s generally met with one of a handful of common reactions ranging from excitement from those who were in high school theater and are now going to tell me about it, to sympathy from those who can’t imagine dedicating their life andContinue reading “Don’t say it: “It will work out. It always does…” edition” is now!

Spring cleaning isn’t just about your closets and junk drawers. It’s about getting into all the nooks and crannies of your life that have been collecting a little clutter and dust and figuring out how to breathe a little fresh air into the places that have gone dull and grey through the long winter. IContinue reading “ is now!”

Five things for the start of April

April has traditionally been the start of one of my antsy times of the year. The snow is melted and it looks/feels like it wants to be spring. But the weather continues to crazily fluctuate, sometimes giving you sixty degrees while other times plummeting back into the thirties. Things aren’t exactly green yet, but mostContinue reading “Five things for the start of April”

What the FODMAP?, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Recently, I was browsing the grocery store picking up a few things for supper, when I came across a new item on the shelf “butter chicken curry simmer sauce.” Nobody loves a curry as much as my husband, and though I’ll gladly make one from scratch, every now and then it’s nice to have anContinue reading “What the FODMAP?, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Your 2AM friends

I recently heard a young couple recount their story of struggling to find a community of young families and professionals in the various cities they’d lived in. They started in Colorado, just before they were married where they had a close-knit group of friends, then moved to Seattle where they found it much more difficultContinue reading “Your 2AM friends”

Just a bunch of rock climbing documentaries that will make you want to adventure!

One of, I think, the greatest features of Netflix is the recommendations they make about what you should watch based off another title you’ve watched. Admittedly, sometimes these titles have very little to do with what you might actually be in the mood to view, but other times, these suggestions can lead you down aContinue reading “Just a bunch of rock climbing documentaries that will make you want to adventure!”

The non-basketball fan’s guide to March Madness

Every March, my family puts together a March Madness pool. We don’t, consequently, play for much of anything. Every year I say we should create a traveling trophy. We have one for our family fantasy football league, and we intensely compete to add our name to it each year. But our March Madness group hasContinue reading “The non-basketball fan’s guide to March Madness”

A Broadway soundtrack for your everyday life, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

There are two schools of thought when running long distances. The first, is the purist mentality in which running occurs without distraction or disconnect. Runners run and train without headphones. No listening to music. No tuning out with an audiobook or podcast. They just run, with the sounds of traffic, birds, wind in the trees,Continue reading “A Broadway soundtrack for your everyday life, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The doubts/expectations paradox

The summer before high school, I told my parents that I wanted to go out for the golf team. We had some old golf clubs in the garage that we would use to whack balls around the backyard, but I’d never seriously swung a golf club, or been on a course to play a fullContinue reading “The doubts/expectations paradox”