Category Archives: wellness

A year in my life: Fortune favors the bold

A year ago today, I was at the airport in Sacramento picking up Paul.  We were about to embark on the adventure of our lives because both of our lives were about to change drastically, but for the better. I was moving to Minnesota for love. Yes, I was taking a huge risk, which some people probably thought was stupid… Read more »

Non-traditional wedding, bridal stuff

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If you haven’t heard by now, I am engaged to be married.  Yes, I am a fiancee, a bride to be. The thing is, I hate weddings. I like the idea of being married, but the hub-bub necessary to get to that point freaks me out. Before I even met, Paul, I had decided that if I ever do get… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

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What I really need are goals for 2014, but I’m going to phrase them as resolutions because that’s more marketing friendly, right? Whatever. 2014 is the year I turn 40.  Yep. I cannot believe it.  I still feel about 30.  I loved my 30s, but my 40s will begin with the love of my life at my side, so I’m… Read more »

Christmas Tradition: Dinner with the gals

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One of the things my sister, mom, and I have done since I moved to Sacramento is go out to dinner, just the three of us, some time just before Christmas.  We usually go somewhere nice like Ruth’s Chris or in last night’s case Bandera.  It’s a great bonding time.  We have fancy drinks and splurge on a good meal…. Read more »

Still frustrated after all these years…a new name, same old blog.

  It took a month, but I finally moved my blog to a new domain.  Yes, tears of frustration were shed. I almost lost all my posts…twice. Paul was wonderful and helped me out immensely.  In the end, my old blog is now free of posts. Not because I planned it that way, but because I give up trying Yes,… Read more »

Milestone: Hosting my first Thanksgiving

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That’s right, in a few weeks, I will be in charge of a holiday. My parents are flying in from California and Paul’s parents are coming down from North Dakota to celebrate with a big ol’ turkey. As Thanksgivings go, it will be fairly small for me, only 6 adults in attendance. However, it’s not the actual holiday that is… Read more »

Kick hunger this holiday season

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I’m a fortunate person. I know that just a simple twist of fate could make life difficult.  So, when I was asked to help out with a fundraising effort for Taste of the NFL and their Kick Hunger Challenge, I jumped at the opportunity. What is this? Taste of the NFL helps to raise funds for food banks all across… Read more »