March 2011

Balance Sometimes I work incredibly hard to try to keep it, but fail miserably. This isn’t a week that I have failed; it’s only Wednesday so I can’t make that assessment of myself. And it is harsh to say I have failed, of course. I try not to use the F-word too often. This has […]


This weekend (Friday through Sunday) includes an estimate for new carpeting, lunch with a girlfriend, a chiropractor’s appointment, cycling, running, a fun date, lunch with a group of friends, two home improvement projects, writing, homework for school, a work project, and baseball practice for Monkey. This is my weekend without the kids and, 27 months […]


Who did you want to be, when playing pretend with your friends? Was it the Bionic Woman or the Six Million Dollar Man? How many desperately wanted to be Wonder Woman, with the awesome bullet-deflecting cuff bracelets? Did you fight with friends over which A Team character you would play? My after-school adventures, when I […]


Writing my 100th post on Naked Girl’s 11 month anniversary last Friday sparked a few days of contemplation. Looking back at where I was in my life when I published my first post and what my life looks like today, it truly amazes me. Just 30 days shy of a year, I have become stronger, […]


Writing my 100th post feels a bit like writing my first; there is tremendous pressure (albeit self-inflicted) to recognize this milestone properly. Add in that the 100th post coincidentally is on the 11 month anniversary since my first blog post. This almost makes it an impossible writing assignment to tackle. I decided to just roll […]


Serendipity -noun 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. 2. good fortune; luck In the summer of 2008 I woke up to a day filled with preparing for a triathlon. I was so happy that morning. Then, as life can change in an instant, there was a revelation. I knew the discovery was […]