Ten on Tuesday #2

The Good Stuff

I wanted to take this Ten for Tuesday to focus on the good stuff. There’s so much bad right now, I quit (for the moment).

This one goes out to the good stuff.

1. Being a mothermy kid is the best.

Look at what he gave me.

2. Having a healthy family.

I know so many people cannot say this. I am truly grateful to have a healthy, able family.


3. Living in Florida.

I mean, it’s September and still feels like we’re swimming through humidity, but just wait.My northern friends will be complaining soon enough 😉

4. Being here for all kinds of amazing times,

like when R started 5th grade and his new interest in museum-based weekends.


5. Good quotes.

“When I hear someone sigh, ‘Life is Hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'” ~Sydney J Harris

“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” ~ Winston Churchill

6.  Family Time! 


7. Goofing off.

(See above)

8. Running + Yoga.

Gotta stay active and sane!

9. The Internet.

Seriously, without it I couldn’t write here, or chat with you folks on Twitter. Or Instagram. Or Snapchat… Ok, I don’t get Snapchat beyond marketing to you awesome young folk 😉

Plus, the internet is my career. So, I kinda bank on the Internet.

10. Coffee.

I wouldn’t want to start my day without you.

What do you consider you’re “Good Stuff”? Let me know in the comments. We could all use more good stuff in our lives.


Ten on Tuesday #1

Years ago I had a blog called Tales of an SEO Runner. Back then I took part in this meme “Ten on Tuesday”. I’ve decided to revive some of those posts here.

Are they important things? I actually thought not when I started, but reviewing what I’d written, I believe they can be important questions to ask oneself. Ok, based on #1, not all are important.

1. What was the last clothing item that you bought?

My original response was full of hope and love. It was cute, about a mini vacation, etc etc. Today’s answer is actually pretty cute as well. I took a bunch of stuff to a consignment shop a week or so ago. My son was with me and while we waited for them to tell me all my items were out-of-date my kid jammed to whatever weird music they decided to play. It was great. His very own dance party. Who cared what they liked? He and I had a blast.

Oh, I also scored a pair of Vans shoes for $14 that I’ve been wanting for two years. So, there’s that.

2. If you could stay one age forever, what age would you choose?


Originally I said “28” because that’s how old I was when I first answered. Honestly, I don’t want to stay one age.

In fact, I can’t wait to be a bizarre old lady who can say whatever she wants, to whomever, and not care one bit.

3. When you say “lol”, are you really laughing?

Most likely, no. Though I’m probably smirking in an, “I can’t believe how idiotic you’re being right now” kind of way.

4. What is the most interesting thing you’ve done in the past year?

I ran an ultra.

Ultra volunteers are THE BEST.

5. If you started a business, what would it be?

Turn-key marketing solutions.


6. Who are your favorite Twitter feeds to read in the morning?

Basically I scroll through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, email, and whatever else I open in the first 15 min upon waking.

7. What are your top yoga poses?

I’ll always be in love with pigeon pose. Hip openers FTW

8. What do you do when you start feeling ill?
I tend to drink more water. That’s about it.
I don’t rest more, don’t skip workouts, don’t pop vitamins or other pills. Not until it’s apparent I can’t function anymore.
Unless there’s pain in my lower back (I have arthritis in my lower spine, woohoo!), I don’t tend to take meds. Back pain, however, I’ll pop Motrin all day long. I just can’t stand that kind of chronic, low grade, pulsating pain that doesn’t let you rest. It makes me extra bitchy.
9. What’s your favorite board game? 
Scrabble. Oh yeah! I’ve gotten my 5th grader into it and we’re on fire!
10.  How do people find your blog?
Social media with hashtags