Keep Calm & Derby On

My Kentucky Derby past. Derby Day fashion philosophy: Too much is never enough.   “The Kentucky Derby, whatever it is — a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion — is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.” ~ John Steinbeck “The best thing about The Kentucky Derby [...]

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Just For Fun

  Day 27.  Some days are pretty good — mostly better than pretty good.  Others are an energy-suck, and then I get mad about that.  I read “the numbers” every day for my city, my state, and my country.  I yell at the wifi.  I feel happy, energetic and proud when I exercise.  I get [...]

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Stay-At-Home: Week 3

Stay-at-home. Work-at-home. Hair-growing-out-at-home. Going into week 3 of our current way-of-life —  here’s what I know, and what I notice:    This week, I felt grief and longing because of the lack of physical contact with my other family and friends. The other day, I sent a video text to a close friend I used [...]

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{VIDEO} Living When Life Changes By The Hour

Welcome to this week’s blog via video …  I kept writing this sentence over and over again because it’s so hard to put what’s happening in the world right now into words. By the time you read this, there will have been daily — hourly — changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope we [...]

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Stay on the mountain top

Welcome, good people –  This week, you can read and hear my post!  Get your computer and your coffee, or plug me in for your morning commute.  Click the pink icon to listen … or read on!   If you need me, I am here today to break your fall. Plank with cat-assist.   February 9th [...]

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90 Days or less

On October 2nd, I was thrilled to be a guest on a local morning show called Great Day Live! My mission? To show people that it doesn’t need to be January 1st to make changes in your life.  You can do big things with small steps in 90 days or less.  Click here to watch [...]

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Happy Anniversary: 20 Things I’ve Learned In 20 Years of Marriage

July 11th marks my 20th wedding anniversary. Bobby and I got married on a balmy Saturday afternoon in the church where I grew up and had our reception in The Nicholas Room at Masterson’s Restaurant (which is now a row of restaurants on the University of Louisville campus.). We were transported there by one of [...]

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16 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage & Committed Relationships

I published a post on the week of my 15th wedding anniversary last year with 15 things I’ve learned about relationships and it was one of the most-read pieces I’ve written. I’ve decided that every year, I’ll repost those original 15 things along with one thing I learned in the past year.   July 11th [...]

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Baby, You’re a Firework: How Setting Boundaries Sets You Free.

    Yes, the fireworks are over (unless you’re in my family — we love a little bottle rocket spree just about any time of the year). Here in Louisville, we had a soggy 4th of July, but celebrated our country and our independence by gathering with family, eating, and blowing some stuff up. Something [...]

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“…write it in a letter form”

Last week, I got into one of my seasonal “zones” to organize outgrown clothing and other household items for donation or consignment. I try to be as ruthless as my sentimental self will allow me to be when I am going through the boxes and bins of our accumulated stuff. A couple of items gave [...]

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