Why, Yes. Yes we have.


Thrown a fistful of glitter in the air.

We are taking our glitter to Italy.  K and I are planning a girls vacation.  Soak up the art, the music, the wine.

Not sure they are ready for us.

Italy advice?  Destination recommendations?  What not to dos?  What to eat?  Lay it on me!



Fit at 50?

My birthday is in a few short weeks and since it’s the BIG 5-OH I have been doing the required look-at-my-life-and-hope-it’s-not-too-late-to-fix-it thing. Yes it’s a thing. Promise

Thing is, it’s not too late. 100 years ago I would have one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel, but there is no excuse in this day and age. People are having babies at my age. NOT ME! He’ll no! Been there, but I haven’t been to Italy, so….you know…Italy it is!

Sorry, squirrel moment.

As I was saying (before you made me think of Italy) there is no excuse to not fix things because 50 is still relatively young (do NOT roll your eyes!).

I don’t have a lot to fix…my complexion is crap and I’m overweight. I’m really…overweight. I suck at money management. I really…suck at money management. So I have my list of things to fix at 50.

Three things.

Three. Things.

I got this.

I have a 2 year old lab that I want to train as a running buddy, but first I have to train her to bring me her leash and bug the crap out of me until I get off my tablet and my butt.

So, I have my list and I have my jumping off point. And I have my reward. Italy. (You guys thought I had forgotten that didn’t cha?) My mind is not on the list. It wanders just as good as it always has.

I’m off to put the clothes in the dryer and get find the leash…


Definitely on my To-Do

Does this not just look like the bees knees?  I have Norway on my list and this is most certainly one of my activities when I get there.  I took a run on the beach (the movies make it look effortless) and I gotta tell you, running the hills of my home is much easier than running in sand.  I wonder if snowshoeing will be about like that…

Feel the burn.

Mapping Megan’s Snowshoeing Adventure

Snowshoe Herlan Peak of Lake Tahoe

Photo belongs to Mapping Megan @mappingmegan


Bankhead National Forest


This weekend found my son and I tooling around Bankhead National Forest.  The hike was a bust, but the time spent with my son was golden.

We had the game plan to do a little geocaching, but, unfortunately, the cache wasn’t there.  They had just burned the underbrush, so everything was blackened.  It was a little sad…

We spent about 3 hours with uninterrupted conversation and tick removal.  Guys, I gotta tell you, there were so many ticks, I needed a transfusion rather than my water.  I can still feel them.  I wonder if it had something to do with the recent burning?  Does anyone know anything about this?



My son had recently graduated from college and I feel that these moments are going to happen less and less.  So, I’ll take the ticks, the burn, the cacheless hike and anything else, for the chances to hang with my kids.  True dat.

Taking a Hike

I did get to hit The Sipsey Wilderness this weekend.

We started at the Sipsey Trailhead (we were on a Harley so we paid the 3 bucks because they have people there to keep an eye on it)  We took the 200 out a few hours and back.  The rock had water run off from the recent rains so we had a bunch of mini waterfalls, flowers were starting to bloom and it was a gorgeous day.

I could tell I had been stagnating judging by the noodly condition of my legs when we got back.  I may be crazy, but I like that feeling.

Then we hopped back on the bike, I plugged in my audiobook (I am hooked on the Sinner’s Gin series by Rhys Ford) and we booked down the road.  It’s a great way to cool off after hours of exercise!

A good day.



Sew…the Hike took a Hike

I didn’t get to go hiking this weekend…we had a nice cold rain which promoted a lot of puppy piles and sewing…

It was a good weekend.


I am working on a new quilt after finishing my scrap quilt.  The quilt is made up of 2″ squares that took me a looooong time to cut.  I swore that I would never do that again, but…I love the quilt so much that I decided to do one for my bed.  I know, I know, it’s a lot of freakin’ squares.  Give me a year or two and I’ll have enough (this is strictly for scraps of other quilts, so I need to make a lot of quilts)


I did cuddle and snooze a lot with my fur-babies too!  They are really good snugglers.  I trained them well…