Things We Learned In Vegas
Dec07

Things We Learned In Vegas

Yesterday, we ended our Girls Weekend in Vegas. Before you get any ideas, one of us girls is eleven months old. So about the wildest thing we did at night was order Pay Per View movies and sip bottled water. But during the day, we kept up a frenetic pace trying to see all of Sin City in one long weekend. Forthwith, some valuable things we learned in Vegas: 1. The most important decision you’ll make is choosing the right hotel....

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It Still Counts If You Limp Over the Finish Line
Dec07

It Still Counts If You Limp Over the Finish Line

It’s been iffy as to whether I’d make the Las Vegas Marathon I’d signed up for. The plane tickets were booked and the rooms were reserved, so we went ahead and made the trip. But I’d wrenched my back picking grapes a few months ago and had stopped ALL training as of then. (I know STUPID. STUPID.) Recently that old “harvest injury” has been acting up, and by Friday and Saturday, my back was in spasms...

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Except for the Cowboys. And Oscar de la Hoya!
Dec05

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Except for the Cowboys. And Oscar de la Hoya!

So here we are in Vegas. Remember I told you I’d signed up for the Las Vegas Marathon? Due to a number of factors and excuses — some valid and some bogus — I stopped training, or even exercising more than two months ago. It’s touch and go whether I’ll actually get my feet on The Strip. File under bogus: that I just got too busy with winemaking to train. File under valid: I wrenched my back lifting bins of...

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Resolutions and a Big Old Reality Check, Elvis Style

Still basking in my sense of accomplishment from completing NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month — a commitment to post every day for a month), I’m now searching for other areas of my life I can revolutionize by committing to a 30 day program. After all, there is something magical about that number or thereabouts. I once heard a life coach swear that it only took 28 days of dedication to something to make it a habit. I...

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NaBloPoMo, Here I Go

 I love a challenge, especially when it’s structured. Definitely when it’s structured. That’s why NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, seemed like just the ticket to get me more organized and regular about posting here. The rules are simple: commit to uploading a post a day, including weekends and holidays, for every day in November. You can also cross post on the official site, but it’s not mandatory. Since...

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