• 2018,  Relationships

    Musings: Hundreds in Therapy, Later

    I think I knew it was coming… …our normal arguing seemed different this time around. His reaction to it all was very different. I’d seen him do this before. I knew what was coming next. I knew the time spent with his family, was him organizing his next steps. That fateful night, I almost didn’t have the conversation with him. I let down my fear and I opened my door (literally and figuratively) to hear what no woman in a long-term relationship wants to hear. It was over. Without grace and shamefully, over the next couple of days, I tried to talk my way through my pain and ignore what…

  • 2018,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap: LSNC Valentine Run 2018

    First race R U N of 2018! When you wait for some annoying human to decide if your plans will fall into (their) place or not, sometimes you just have to sign up for a race with one of your fave gal pal’s and her cute baby. If you can’t communicate timely, then that’s your bad! And because this is MY blog, I can vent about it here for a second. I was invited to a GS event 2 days after the due date for purchasing tickets, then the invitee told the group organizer she blamed it all on ‘poor communication!’ Seriously? I guess owning up to your own mischievous…

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    City Girl Hikes: Alamere Falls – Bolinas, CA

    This City girl seeks nature from time to time! Since we haven’t done a hike since last summer AND we finally had a free weekend with nothing on the calendar, I told J we were hiking! HAHA! Well, I really said I needed a hike in my life. He obliged and we asked our friends Melanie & Alex to join us, as they had for last summers hike! We almost canceled the hike with Outside Lands and the freeway repair, we thought the freeway would be a mess. Just to get to the hike is a little over two hours. Add traffic and we’d be stuck in the car all…

  • 2017,  Guest Post

    Q&A Style w/ Jamee: Social Media + SO's,

    Social media lunch dates really make me smile! As I was enjoying my Matcha Lemonade and Bacon Melt with Jamee, I steered our conversation to the topic of Significant Others (SO, from here on out) and social media. I was saying (re: complaining) how after 3.5 years J has finally hit his limit with US-ies or pics in general, even being the #InstagramHusband is completely an annoyance too. I also mentioned how he doesn’t understand or really empathize with how much I enjoy SM, among other various things related to SM. To which she, “So does my Husband.” I was surprised for some reason because via SM he is super…

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    Musings: Swooning over the CA State Fair

    Another year, another CA State Fair!   Just living my best life possible, one fried thing at a time! I can’t really say much that I haven’t already said over the last few years: 2016, 2015, 2014, and another 2014. But what I can do, is share my mostly food adventures from my two visits from this year! I really love their hashtag this year, #LiveInTheMoment! Don’t we all need to do that. It really should be something we strive for, especially since all of our gadgets (re: screen time) are so prevalent these days! On our first visit, we went on a weekday afternoon with L, J’s Mom, his aunt, J, and myself. The…

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    Coffee Date – Adios May

    Lordy, lordy…it’s already June! Hi! I feel like I’ve been scarce around here lately, but for good reason. Life’s curve balls have been pretty crazy the last month, so I thought I’d just breeze through the last 31 days, as if we were sitting in your/my fave coffee shop and chatting. First off, I hope your May was lovely, challenging, and fun OR whatever you needed it to be. Did anything exciting happen, did you complete any goals, did you eat any new food? I could sit here for awhile and ask you questions about your May. I love asking questions…always have, always will. Lovebugs // A new Love Bug…

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    An Early Valentine’s Day Adventure: Lodi Wine & Chocolate

    Sometimes being a cliche is okay! The Lil asked if we wanted to join her and her dude at Lodi Wine and Chocolate. We didn’t really need much convincing, so we agreed. I’d heard of this event, but I’ve never thought to actually go. I love a new adventure and I love lover’s day, so it seemed like a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day. Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, we decided to celebrate it as a family with L and his mom, instead of us going out by ourselves. This was the perfect way to cover both options, one with just us and…

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    Musings: A Day Trip to Reset

    He knows where I need to go when I’m feeling stagnant… …or just need a reset. I had that feeling and I expressed it to J, so he planned a quick little day trip to the City for us. I didn’t realize, but he had planned for us to hike, but the weather had a different idea. He gave me two places to chose from, but I wasn’t feeling decisive so I told him to pick. We got up, got lazy, and took a little longer than we had planned (to leave). All good, though. We swung by Sbux so I could grab a coffee, on our way out of…

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    Bang! Bang!

    Guns scare the shit out of me! Buuuut…I’ve always wanted to shot one. In a very secure environment. With very professional and well-versed persons near by for my safety…and the safety of others for that matter. I am by no means an advocate for owning a gun, especially with children in the home. But if you do, then so be it. That’s your right and prerogative. Just know that I do not agree, nor would that ever be anything that would be happening in my home. That being said, that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to experience it. I do. I did. We didn’t make a huge deal of our…

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    Dine Downtown // Ten22

    Prix fixe scares me… I am a lover of food with a slightly picky palette. I think that accurately describes me. Dine Downtown has been happening in Sacramento for a while now, 12 years according to the website, and I’ve always thought about it. But that was it, just thought about it. Here are the basics: Cool restaurants create 3 course prix fixe meals for $35. One dollar per each meal is donated to social services and food literacy programs in Sacramento. Its the the who’s who of Sacramento restaurants, who participate. This year, coupled with a cool discount card we thought we could use, we made sure it would…