Category: Daily Life

Normal, humdrum, ordinary life. Because it can be good, confusing, epic, wonderful, loving, and weird all at once.

So many questions

I’m a terrible blogger, but here’s something that’s been floating around many of the horse blogs I read. Actually stolen from Haiku Farm! 1.   Why horses? Why not a sane sport, like soccer or softball or curling? There are so many facets to this answer, starting with “it’s in the blood” and constant early exposure…

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Zen Mind?

In the sports I’ve chosen to dabble in (endurance riding, bike riding and running), most people speak of reaching a zen moment, or a blank mind, or just a moment when everything quiets and it’s just them and the road, or the trail ahead. It’s usually that indefinite stretch of time between the warm up…

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Money Diary, Day 7

Day Seven, Sunday 745am: I get up just long enough to let the dog outside to do his morning biz, see the kid is still conked out and crawl back into bed. 9am: I head to the local grocery store with the kid to forage for breakfast and food for a BBQ with our two…

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Money Diary: Day 6

Day Six: Saturday 7am: Busy & jam packed day! We’re loaded up and out the door by 7, with a quick stop at Starbucks (now a rare treat for us!) The adults get coffee and sandwiches, the kid gets hot chocolate, and the dog gets a Puppachino, something he clearly anticipates as soon as we…

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Money Diary, Day 5

Day Five: Friday 5:30am: Dog wakes me up early to snuggle, and he needs a longer walk today so we’re out the door early this morning. I snap a gorgeous sunrise pic over the field a block from my house, a little sad it’s going to be developed into housing soon but enjoying it now.…

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Money Diary, Day 4

Day Four: Thursday 6am: Another slow morning, but I still manage a two mile walk with the dog and to water the yard! I pack my lunch for the day (leftover beef and bean burritos, fruit and Pringles), while making coffee, feeding the dog, talking the husband through his nightmare from last night, and making…

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Money Diary, Day 3

Day Three: Wednesday 5:30am: I bounce up a little earlier than I have been, the heat wave is supposed to break today and the two early nights have been good. I take the dog for a longer walk, enjoying the cool, cloudy sky and the utterly quiet neighborhood as the dog does his thing. Yesterday…

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From the Pen of Mae Clair

Suspense/mystery author supporting other authors, and sharing folklore

Walder's Way Equestrian Center

The journey of champions!

Little Old Lady Comedy

Comedy That Matters (To Us)

Elin's Era

Life under the thinking tree

DC UL Backpacking

wake early, walk far, and travel light

The Wandering Lindstroms

Footloose in a Fifth Wheel