The Truth about Marathons

“So? How was it?!” I’ve been answering this question since I crossed the finish line a week ago, and my answers have ranged from the all-I-can-physically-muster-is-the-pathetic-expression-on-my-sweaty-tear-stained-face look I gave my friends and family as I shuffled to receive my medal to a polite, but unconvincing, “really good, thanks! I’m ready for a nap!” I chirped […]

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Yesterday was amazing, but today is even better.

The Oscars are on. I love the Oscars. My undying love for the storytelling of film is truly a post for another day, but the Oscars is a concentrated evening of the best stories and the best storytellers and they all look so sparkly and dangit I just love it all. There was a time […]

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2 Quarts of Self-Awareness for 2016

When Colt was a baby, my friend Nancy highly recommended an item by Pampered Chef – the Quik-Stir Pitcher.┬áThe handle pumps up and down, and the fan-shaped panel at the bottom mixes like magic. She swore by it — specifically for mixing baby formula — and I bought one. We never ended up using it […]

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14 miles, 14 smiles.

I knew this day would come.

I had no business running 14 miles today. First, Jeff was sick and truth be told he’s only really back up to 90% or so. Then, I was sick. I fought it all week — missing work, working from home, resting and resting, but not sleeping well. But I woke up this morning feeling well […]

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Grown-up Christmas List

In 1992, I was 10 years old and over the moon to find (what we called) a stereo under the tree with “To: Sarah, From: Santa” scrawled in suspiciously familiar script. And in my stocking, my very first CD. Amy Grant, Home for Christmas. The perfect way to enjoy my new “boombox”. I must have […]

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Let me tell you about my brother

This is one of my all-time favorite photos of us. It is utter nonsense. We were supposed to clear plates after dinner one night, and one of us decided it would be fun to do that “together”. So I am indeed clearing the plates one at a time — from dining room to kitchen — […]

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Fun on the 4th with Friends who are Family

Everybody needs THOSE family members. You know the ones? The ones that invite you to visit, but when the weather tries to ruin the full holiday weekend of activities they have planned — they smile with you and make the best of it. They don’t flinch when the whole house is still in their jammies […]

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