Have you ever had an itch to do something different with your weekend? Something just a little out of the ordinary and a little bit of a stretch? I’ve been feeling that a lot lately. I’m finding myself kind of bored in my everyday and actively searching for mini adventures to keep me charged up and creative. It was in this spirit that I somehow ended up on an unplanned 20 mile C&O Canal bike ride with friends. It was a totally last minute decision. I mean, the hubby and I have bikes but they’ve been in our garage for…

As I write this my youngest son is in the midst of a double shift at work, my oldest is on vacation in Maine with some family friends and my husband is downstairs playing piano. Everyone is occupied. Except me. I’m restless. I’m restless because this new normal is not yet normal. These long swaths of quiet time were once filled with chaos and multitasking. I’m good at that. I’m used to it. And while I’m not complaining exactly, I’m not totally comfortable with this new existence. You would think that with my newfound time that  my house would be…

By the time summer rolls around each year, I get restless. I find myself itching for an adventure or at the very least, a break from the routine. More often then not I wind up white knuckling it until vacation and that’s no way to live. This year, in an effort to be proactive I decided to give myself a list of tasks to accomplish to keep things interesting. It is basically ME forcing ME to try to unwind and live a little. So here is what I came up with… My 2019 Summer Bucket List Perfect a signature cocktail…

Obsessed. That’s what I am. I’m not ashamed to admit it. If you know me in real life you know that I’ve always got a good podcast or audio book recommendation. I listen to them all the time and have for years. Business, self-improvement, current events, faith — the topic is irrelevant. If it is a good story or good conversation, I’m in. I must admit that lately I have been on a true crime podcast bender. Some people watch Game of Thrones, my guilty pleasure is creepy podcasts. And because I am so enthusiastic about them, I assume that…

So I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a pickle, friends. I’ve signed up to run a half-marathon on May 5th. It has been a long time since I’ve run an actual race (we’re talking YEARS) and I’m both anxious and excited. (Mostly anxious.) So it makes sense that I’m easing back into it with my hometown running festival. A total no brainer! I mean, I’ve made so many great memories with the Frederick Running Festival over the years. (It was the very first 1/2 marathon I ever attempted. Me and this race go waaaaay back!) That all being said,…