A Stylish, Sun-Proof Shirt

Treading on Thin Ice

 When I started dating after my divorce, I felt I had to try to reinvent myself into a fun, interesting person, instead of a divorcee and mother who gets her accolades when Words With Friends posts “Amy just played davenport for 63 points.”  To build my self confidence,  I would begin chanting over and over to myself, “I am fun and intelligent” as I  walked out the door for a coffee date, but then my  confidence would wane as I realized I was at the wrong Starbucks and had already spent close to five bucks for my vente low fat latte.  This does not make f...more

Oh, My Knee!

My best friend and I have been working out together for 11 years. We met at our local community center while we were both pregnant with our second children. We've been fast and furious friends since...Soul Sistas. Since my BFF and I have reached our "Blossoming Middle Years," we tend to notice aches and pains while working out. My BFF's pain-in-her-arse at the moment is her shoulder and mine is my knee. You might ask, "How did such a nice woman hurt her knee?" Well, let me tell you......more

How To Take Good Pictures When Skiing

 1. Don't Pose Dancing In Full Skiing Gear  God damn it - stand up like a normal person for once (just look at my friend!) instead of trying to shake it in 10kg boots. Oh, and no matter how you pose...skiing pants will never be flattering (but especially if you roll them up to your knees!). 2. Focus On The Views...more

How Not to Ski

Kiefer and I are going to Wisp Ski Resort for hot chocolate skiing this weekend. I’ve never been skiing, but  I’ve heard getting on and off the lift is tricky. So I decided to watch Frozen for some tips. Frozen is about 3 skiers who get stuck on a ski lift. After watching the movie, I really don’t think it’s very accurate....more
My aunt forgot to get off the ski lift - her swan dive was impressive ;) Enjoy the mountain ...more

Gift Giving and Receiving Is Shrouded In Agita.

 At what point does my boyfriend and I sign the gift labels on his kids' Christmas and Chanukah presents, "Fro...more

The SpokenCoast Project -- The Invitation

The last few weeks have been really on the go... Mickey's Final MemorialI went out to Colorado to store my remaining possessions at my dad's house, and also to attend the memorial service for my brother at Beaver Creek, CO, where he worked as a ski instructor for many years. It was much harder than I expected. Maybe it was because the weekend was the last of the ski season there. Maybe it was because all the folks in Mickey's community there were really choked up, and miss him greatly....more

Downhill Skiing: Would You Like Fries (or Pizza) with That?

Last week my husband and I went on a ski trip with some friends. Back (in the day) when I was learning to ski, we were taught "snowplow" and "parallel." Nowadays, the term "snowplow" has been replaced with "pizza" and "parallel" has been replaced with "french fries." ...more

Thank you Victoria! It is about the french fries...they're so tricky!

Linda: Thanks! Hey, ...more

Yesterday was a double-whammy of surprises

Blimey, if ever I was going to kill a fatted calf, it would have been yesterday. But luckily I didn't actually have a fatted calf, so the poor (albeit hypothetical,) bastard was saved. 'What the blazes are you going on about?' I hear you cry. ...more