Suit Yourself

This post will be addressing a topic that strikes fear into the hearts of  most women over 40.  Just thinking about it right now, is causing the sweat to pool across my hair line and heart to race.  It is another unGodly, heinous thing that cause midlife women undue stress and heartache.  It is:  THE BATHING SUIT. ...more

Boat-hitching

 Since I moved into a new apartment a couple of months ago, which is across the street from a very cool Library, I have made a commitment to start borrowing books instead of buying them (at least part of the time). I recently figured out how to borrow e-books and download them onto my Kobo e-reader - cool, huh? ...more
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No officer, he didn't make me cry, you did...

I was getting veggies out of my garden tonight, when there was an insane noise outside my house. And then there was a truck and a boat, stopped. With a flat tire. The noise reminded me of something, and experience I had once had with a boat and trailer. Well it wasn't just me, but I was a participant in the chaos. Let me start at the beginning... ...more

Facing My Worst Fear

It was so many years ago, I was just a child but the impact of my father's death one summers day has a profound effect on my life today . Being out on a boat without life jackets was the greatest mistake we made back then, owning a boat now has opened up a world of trauma....more

How safe was I on Bartlett Lake?

As you may have read in my last entry, I spent last Saturday (the solemn day of September 11th) up at Bartlett Lake.  As I described the aftermath of our day, when the Sherrif's Dept. was hovering around the lake in droves, I felt safe.  I knew that the Captain of the boat I was on was respectful of the boating laws, and by the time dusk had hit, we were safely home, sipping on wine in the safety of our own backyards....more

Boating at Bartlett Lake and a tribute to my father

As you may have read in my last entry, I had just returned from vacationing in Seattle, where boats and water are everywhere.  Having stayed across the street from Union Lake, and making my evening stroll down to the harbor, I noticed so many people arriving via boat to their party destination for the Labor Day Weekend, only to sail out into the darkness of night after, with no running lights, and some boats a tad over crowded for their size....more

My Vacation in Seattle and Boating

As you may have read in my last blog, I was vacationing in Seattle with my family.  Ironically, I have two children, eight years and 364 days apart.  In otherwords, each and every Labor Day weekend becomes a contest of sorts, of who can out do the other when it comes to celebrating their birthday.  Being slightly competitive, and yearning for the spotlight of their own unique birthdate which just happens to be backed by the other's unique birthdate, let's just say over the past 19 years, I have learned how to approach this holiday in the most effective way......more

National Life Jacket Day

Living Vicariously

I've always been a social creature. In fact, all my 5th grade report card said in the comments section was "My darling Katie. If we could get her to stop talking and start working, her grades would improve." A life-long challenge, I'm afraid. ...more

lol! So true, I love this analogy. I think many of us can totally relate. My parents are ...more

One Week + Two Houseboats + 17 people = AH - MAZING!

Click here for a look at my links to my photos, comprehensive packing list, personal packing list & menu plan. ...more

My husband wants to try this, but we had no idea where we could rent a houseboat in the middle ...more