My uncomfortable battle with Yoga pants.

For years now, I have been against women wearing stretchy pants in public. Do you know the ones that I am talking about? The ones that were traditionally worn to a Yoga studio or at the gym. The tight pants that highlights every asset that women were blessed with. Typically worn with an overly oversizedContinue reading “My uncomfortable battle with Yoga pants.”

Out with the old and in with the new? What happened to Columbus Day?

I woke up today to a text from my oldest stating: ‘Happy Indigenous People’s Day.’ So I had to jump on google calendars and look to see what I had missed. Nope- the google calendar still states- Federal Holiday- Columbus Day. However, all the major museums, government buildings, military installations, History.com, and the Smithsonian areContinue reading “Out with the old and in with the new? What happened to Columbus Day?”

Middle-aged and Addicted to Coffee

My mother told me that when I turned 30, I would find the answers to life. Looking back, I think that she meant 30 is when you figure out how to pay all your bills on time, you realize that credit cards are not your friend, and day drinking while shopping is preferable to nightclubsContinue reading “Middle-aged and Addicted to Coffee”

Wisdom from a Bear and his friends. What Winnie the Pooh taught me!

Growing up, you can say that I was not popular. It was a bit of a rough patch for me- those school-age days. I wore braces and glasses. I was socially awkward and never invited to birthday parties. I wanted to be good at school, but it was hard. I wanted to be athletic, butContinue reading “Wisdom from a Bear and his friends. What Winnie the Pooh taught me!”

Before the Titanic- there was the Sultana. The worse maritime disaster in American History!

As a passionate reader of history, there can be weeks/months that go by where I think I know enough about American history that I can hold my own and be able to tell the stories of our past. Then as I am sitting on my couch, happily eating Pumpkin Spice TicTaks and drinking Pumpkin SpiceContinue reading “Before the Titanic- there was the Sultana. The worse maritime disaster in American History!”

September 5th- the Day The Republic of Texas got its first President.

I watched C-Span this morning (don’t judge) and came across a brief introduction of Sam Houston on the anniversary of his becoming President of the Republic of Texas. Now, while I spend a lot of time studying historical moments- I am not going to lie, the amount of Texas history that I know can easilyContinue reading “September 5th- the Day The Republic of Texas got its first President.”

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being sold- Labor Day must be on us again!

To me, Labor Day was always linked to my birthday- granted it only happens once every seven years, but it feels like my own special day. For the last 20+ years, it has been a free day off of work for me- an extended birthday weekend with pay. It is also the undeclared official startContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being sold- Labor Day must be on us again!”

It takes a Village! Supporting the lifeline of Alaska!

Why do I love my job? Great question! It is currently 4:00 a.m. in Alaska. I have carefully planned my morning to have at least 20 minutes to write before I need to load my car up and get ready to head to the gas station, grocery store, and the local coffee shop in preparationContinue reading “It takes a Village! Supporting the lifeline of Alaska!”

Its that time of year in Alaska. Fall is officially here!

The weather has changed here in Alaska. 2 weeks ago, half the city was walking around like dehydrated red lobsters, trying to tell ourselves that we LOVE 90-degree weather. We don’t love 90-degree weather! We don’t move to Alaska to bake in the rays of the golden sun. We move to Alaska because after oneContinue reading “Its that time of year in Alaska. Fall is officially here!”

A chance at a new beginning! When life hands you a brown paper box!

Caroline woke up at 4 a.m., as was her habit.  She made herself a cup of coffee and wandered around her home, making a mental checklist of everything that she should get done that day.  Caroline knew that it was a list of ‘should,’ but that didn’t always mean it ‘would’ get done.  She hadContinue reading “A chance at a new beginning! When life hands you a brown paper box!”