…To the Lowest Lows. Goodbye Perfect Penny

Penny in Window

Well, this is a post I never wanted to write, even though deep down I knew it was inevitable someday. Just not yet. On Thursday, barely 24 hours after celebrating the birth of Emma Marie, Alan and I came home to find that our 14 year old Dalmatian, Penny, had died. I guess we shouldn’t […]

Why this isn’t a SLO Marathon Race Recap

SLO Recap

So, I’ve been lying to you. Well, just a little. (Which begs the question, is there really such thing as a little lie?) Anyway, I haven’t told you the whole truth. Which starts with, I didn’t run the SLO Marathon yesterday. Before I get to that though, I want to congratulate Tina Muir, who ran […]

Disconnected. And it feels so good!


Well, it’s been a while, old friends! A week and a day to be exact. I didn’t plan it, but I ended up disconnecting for the holidays. With the exception of a few Instagram pics of my silly dogs, I avoided most social media, and most importantly, I didn’t write a word. I didn’t even […]

Cat Must Haves: Fall Shopping Guide


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network. The opinions and text are all my own. I’m known for having a lot of dogs, but you may not know that I have two indoor cats too. Their names are Boris and Natasha, and they were the first pets that Alan […]