• 2015,  California,  Christmas,  Christmas,  Family,  Food,  Holidays,  Musings,  Napa,  Sacramento,  Traditions

    …and Like That It’s Over!

    Christmas has come and gone… …just like that. If you remember correctly, I was trying to find my Christmas spirit on Christmas Eve. Shortly after I wrote/posted that, it started to sink in and magically I began to start feeling more in the spirit. Maybe it was just saying it out loud (well, really writing it) that made snap out of it. Maybe the super relaxing pedicure that was pure bliss also helped. But by Christmas Eve I was in the full Christmas spirit and ready for all the celebrations ahead. Christmas Eve w/ J’s family. This long weekend was exactly what I needed. Family time. Family time. Friend time. Lets just say 3.5 days was not…

  • 2015,  Guest Post

    Guest Post – Motherhood

    I’m excited to share a SECOND guest post with you today! I didn’t want to pester my friends time and time again, so I finally posted the one ‘guest post’ I had. Then one of my best friends became inspired and WA-LA, I have another one to share with you! Here is my first guest post if you’d like to read that as well. Carolyn was the prettiest girl in high school and wore some of the craziest shirts that I still tease her about to this day. Although she had all the attention, she shied away from it. She was really quiet to most, but once you got to…

  • 2015,  Religion

    Co-Dependency

    Comes in all forms. Via The Lent struggle has been real. I’m sure most people reserve codependency for another human or humans. In my case, my enabler is also actual culprit – the foods that enable me to a lesser woman. I am not mocking this word or situation, in the slightest. Just to see if I was using the word correctly, I went to the Intranets and went to the all know-er source of Wikipedia for the following definition: Codependency: Codependent relationships are a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Just as a refresher, since it was…

  • 2015,  California,  Napa,  Race Recap,  Running,  Travel

    Race Recap: Napa Valley Marathon 2015

    The ‘make or break’ marathon… Everyone one says don’t decide if you like or dislike (re: hate) something only after doing it once. Or is that just for food? Anywho, I decided, after over a year sabbatical I’d attempt another marathon (CIM 2013 was my first). The lure of Napa was really a determining factor, but seeing if I was truly a ‘marathoner’ was also what sealed the deal approximately a year ago when I signed up for this race. Here we are a year later and my time to shine was here. Since the race was about an hour and fifteen minutes from Sac, we decided this would be…