She had more

brocI steamed broccoli for dinner the other night.  Since my little one has been conducting a full-on vegetable revolt for the last few months, I placed a single floret on her high chair tray assuming I’d be tossing it into the compost bucket when all was said and done. But wait, no, what’s this? My baby ate broccoli…willingly and all on her own.  She even signaled for more and ate it. MORE, PEOPLE! She had more. I’m so proud of her. She never ceases to amaze me.



Come springtime in Central PA, there’s a very special smell in the air. Especially when you live in the country. It’s cow $hit. Farmers are getting their fields ready for the spring growing season. Not only do I get to enjoy the aroma, but it even leaves a bit of an after taste in my mouth when I’m out for runs.  Nice, right?

April 10, 2.27 mi., 19:32

April 8, 5 mi., 47:58



I’ve come to a crossroads.  It’s taken me four years, but I’ve finally run out of space to upload photos to my blog.  To upgrade or not to upgrade? That is the question.

My blog has never really been photo heavy and, in recent months, it hasn’t been very copy heavy either.  So, do I pay for more space? Of course, free sounds better. Then again, I’ve been at this little blog for four years so seems like I’m pretty committed.  Really though, I only consider myself an occasional blogger. Can I even get my money’s worth?  If I’m paying for the space, will I post more photos? Or maybe I’ll post so many more photos, I’ll have to pay for more space?  Food for thought here.

Our April showers are setting us up for some serious May flowers.  Still, I can’t complain.  With the weather finally starting to warm, I’ve been able to get out an run.  Loving it.  

April 5, 2.23 mi., 19:23

April 2, 2.28 mi., 20:31

April 1, 3.32 mi., 34:56

Likely some new running shoes in my future.  I’m still building my mileages, but already I can feel it in my feet–a sure sign it’s time to get new shoes. 

Fasnacht 2014

We recently celebrated Fasnacht. Hubs grew up celebrating this Pennsylvania Dutch holiday with his family and it’s been a fun tradition to share with all this little ones in our family today.


Nobody told me

How did I not know this?  I totally completely missed National Cheese Lover’s Day on January 20. How could I overlook such an important holiday? Honestly, I don’t know why we don’t celebrate this holiday everyday.  Cheese is a necessary staple in my diet. It’s right up there with beef jerky and fancy imported meets from Italy. (Yes, my diet really does contain large quantities of these items.)

So,  I hear spring is around the corner. Honestly though, I’ll believe it when I see it. We’ve had a heck of a winter here in Central PA.  I’m a cold weather running wimp. Every fall I say I’m going to suck it up and be hardcore this winter.  But every spring I find myself starting over.  Such is life. I accept this about myself.  Fortunately, I’ve learned a thing or two in the 10+ years I’ve been running, including how quickly I can build up my mileage. So, I’m starting easy.

March 11: 4.06 miles, 37:05

March 12: 1.76 miles, 27:18

March 15: 2.44 miles, 21:20

I’ve also incorporated some light strength training two days a week. I find even light strength training helps me go the distance.  Also registered for my first race this year–the Capitol Hill Classic 10k–in May.

It’s getting hot in here

One of the reasons hubs and I started our home renovation in the kitchen is because we love to cook.  Well, hubs loves to cook.  I love to EAT!  Been having fun trying new recipes.

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Taking time to remember

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