If you were to ask me what I did for fun when I was a kid, I would tell you that I enjoyed playing soccer, singing, jumping on my neighbor’s trampoline, chasing boys, and riding my totally cool pom pom handlebar bike (Can you tell I was raised in the 80’s?). In contrast, if you were to ask me what I LEAST enjoyed as a kid, I would have said (without hesitation) READING. Bleck! Seriously, if someone would have approached my eight-year-old self and given me the option to read a book or be thrown in a den of lions, I would have taken my chances with the lions (I mean Daniel survived the lion’s den, so at the very least I knew I had hope. But reading, I felt, was certain death.). As you might have guessed, as a kid, I absolutely DREADED going to the library. The building smelled musty and I felt instantly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of books. I remember my little brain feeling like it was going to explode. Inevitably, shortly after arriving at the library, I would feel my head begin to throb which was my queue to get the heck out of dodge! [Read more…]
Archives for February 2017
As long as I can remember, I’ve loved the cold creamy texture of ice cream. As a kid, I preferred hand dipped peppermint ice cream. Then as an adult my tastes changed and I found myself gravitating towards butter pecan, java chip, and the decadent appeal of vanilla ice cream with chunks of cherry and chocolate (just thinking about these flavors makes my mouth water). Unfortunately, having struggled to digest dairy products my entire life (I’ll spare you the details), I’ve always regretted the decision to give into my sweet tooth….UNTIL NOW. [Read more…]
For Valentine’s Day we decided to enjoy a low key evening at home. No commercialized cards or obligatory chocolates. No overpriced flowers or jam-packed restaurants. Just us (and the dog). It was nice, really.
Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is a celebration of relationships, we decided to celebrate a very special relationship in our lives. One that neither of us could live without (literally). A relationship that many people take for granted, or even abuse. This relationship is so important to our well-being that each day it has the ability to build us up and make us stronger or, depending on our life decisions, it can also tear us down and make us weak.