Monday, December 31, 2012


Last year I wrote about resolutions, or rather the lack there of.  Instead of making resolutions that we never follow through on, I asked for everyone to sit back and look at the year that just passed and celebrate all you had accomplished.

So, as the clock ticks closer to midnight, I'm doing just that.

Here are my little victories of 2012

And now I raise my glass to you, my friend, for all YOU'VE done and all that YOU WILL do.  It's time to say goodbye to one year and and welcome another, and I'm glad we'll welcome it together.


Sunday, December 30, 2012


I don't do much while on vacation....including writing!  I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and are looking forward to the new year.  I'm heading westward to the mountains with the hubs, so seriouslyhope is taking a few more days off :)

Be safe everyone...and let's hope I don't fall off the side of the mountain!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Well, I've gone and done it....

As you may (or may not) know, I've been kicking around the idea of getting me some new wheels, maybe even mentioned it a time or two here and there.  Well,  a sign from above an opportunity fell into my lap that I just could not resist.

I hope you will join me in welcoming the newest addition to my fleet.

I shall name her Thelma.

No, I have not gone for a ride yet...but I did finally get some pedals....

And yes.  The pink will be replaced with, oh I don't know, orange?

Ooooh, do they sell flame decals for bikes???

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Words for Wednesday

And when we have remembered everything,
We grow afraid of what we may forget.
A face, a voice, a smile?  A birthday? An anniversary?
No need to fear forgetting, because the heart remembers always.
                                                                                                                                - Sascha Wagner

Happy Birthday Dad.  

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It doesn't matter if I can do it tomorrow, because I did it today

Today, my friends, today I had a good day.  Something happened that I never ever thought possible.

Today I ran a 5K.


So fast that I achieved a personal record.

Fast enough to place in my age group, something I've wanted to do since my first 5K.

Fast enough that.............well, shoot.  Fast enough to actually WIN my age group.

And what is even more cool?  Is that those women in the 30-34 and us in the 35-39, and 40-44...well, we were faster than most of the girls in their 20s.

It just goes to show that we're just like a fine wine...we just keep getting better with age!

As I just told a good friend of mine.  I don't know if I'll ever be able to do it again.....but I did it today.

Party on, Garth.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Words for Wednesday

"You are somebody's reason to smile."
                                                                        - John Edward, author and lecturer
                                                                                  (yes, and psychic medium dude, but I really liked the quote!)