Brave Choices and Red Lipstick

Three years ago (at the ripe old age of 37), I had a mild freak out about turning 40. All sarcasm aside, the mild “mid-life crisis” moment in my own brain triggered some really brave and fantastic decision making on my part. I realized I wasn’t doing a great job at being an active participant … More Brave Choices and Red Lipstick

Letters from a Grocery Store Clerk: What I wish People Knew

This is my second “Letter from a Grocery Store Clerk.” When I started this blog the summer of 2018 I did NOT think I was going to write about a global pandemic. Heck, when I wrote the first post in March I didn’t think I’d want to write 3 posts about Covid-19. (If you’d like … More Letters from a Grocery Store Clerk: What I wish People Knew

Dear Pittie Princes,

Dear Pittie Princess,   I adopted you 3 years ago today. You were anxious and shut down, I was anxious and grieving. You had been left in the country, ripped away from your puppies. I was battling severe anxiety & panic attacks. In the middle of that mental haze, I decided I needed a dog. … More Dear Pittie Princes,

When Winter is Long

Winter in Minnesota is long…roughly 6 months long. Now that I’m experiencing my second winter, I’ve learned my relationship/attitude changes depending on which month it is. November and December…..I love winter. I appreciate the snow and the cold leading up to Christmas. Honestly, it is magical to have snow at Christmas time, even for this … More When Winter is Long