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Month: March 2017

Bend-It-Like-Beckham-Ish: SOCCER PART 2

Bend-It-Like-Beckham-Ish: SOCCER PART 2

Continuing on from yesterday’s post: I headed to our local elementary school field to meet up with my two good samaritan turned soccer coaches. Not sure how anonymous they wish to remain, so let’s just give them the names Laurel and Catherine. Okay, so those […]

She Shoots… She Misses… And Sometimes Scores! – PART 1

She Shoots… She Misses… And Sometimes Scores! – PART 1

People. I’m done. Yesterday was a double whammy – cold calling and soccer. I’ll post about cold calling soon, but today’s post is devoted to soccer. I’m breaking this baby into 2 parts because I have so much to say. It’s been that kind of […]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way…

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way…

When March rolled around I greeted it with a sense of dread. Facing my fears sounded entertaining back in January, but by February 28th it sounded just plain asinine. And, I had publicly called myself out so there was no way I was going to […]

I Still Didn’t Trot… But I Survived!

I Still Didn’t Trot… But I Survived!

So here’s how the whole horse thing went down. I was super thankful to have my friend Anne with me. She rode in high school and at one point was even considered to run the Girl Scout horseback riding program at her summer camp. Anne […]

Pre-Riding Jitters

Pre-Riding Jitters

Well, I did it. I got on an enormous horse today (seriously, I think we picked a stable full of extra-large beasts)! And… I’m alive. More on that tomorrow. For now you can just laugh at my pre-riding jitters. I, of course, have not viewed […]

Pull Up Your Big Girl Spanx (Or, The Reframing of Failure)

Pull Up Your Big Girl Spanx (Or, The Reframing of Failure)

I went to a talk not too long ago about building resilience in our pre-teen and teenage daughters. It was a great talk and gave me a lot of things to reflect on. It also had me giving thanks that we’re not quite at that […]

I Could Not Make This Sh*t Up! or Close Encounters Of A Roach Kind

I Could Not Make This Sh*t Up! or Close Encounters Of A Roach Kind

Before we get into this you should know that typing is the best way to tell you about today’s events. This is true because my voice is hoarse and it would hurt me to talk too long to tell you the whole story. My voice […]

I’ve Hit A Wall

I’ve Hit A Wall

Stone-cold sober karaoke – check! Horseback¬†riding – scheduled for March 23rd Cold calling on legislators at the capitol – Heather S. will let me tag along with her after Spring Break Soccer – BIG FAT WALL I’m having trouble finding a place that will¬†let me […]

Y’all. It’s Done.

Y’all. It’s Done.

* Video below Y’all. I did it. And I was terrible! My lips actually started doing an Elvis shaking move halfway through – I was that scared. I sounded so much better in my bathroom. And I just said y’all – I NEVER say y’all. […]

And The Verdict Is – Wake Me Up!

And The Verdict Is – Wake Me Up!

The verdict is in: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go! This was the one that I was secretly hoping for. That is, until I watched this video – I totally didn’t think about the super high voice part somewhere in the first part. Groan…. I […]

Help Seal My Fate – Vote Here!

Help Seal My Fate – Vote Here!

Ack! Tomorrow night is almost here and I can’t believe I have to go through with this! Neither can my body – it woke me up at 5:15 this morning… I still haven’t picked a song because I am trying to stay firmly in denial, […]

The Thing About Calling Yourself Out Is… You’ve Called Yourself Out

The Thing About Calling Yourself Out Is… You’ve Called Yourself Out

*Disclaimer: This is a longer one, but it’s worth it. I promise. January/February Me: I can’t wait for March! It’s going to be so funny! I love throwing myself under the bus for a good story/laugh! March Me: What moron came up with this idea? […]

Sh*t is Getting Real, Peeps

Sh*t is Getting Real, Peeps

I thought I was looking forward to facing my fears in March… until it was suddenly March. Now I’m not so excited anymore. Go figure. Still, the best way to tackle a fear is to force yourself to do the thing you most fear against […]