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Happy Halloween!

Yeah, yeah, yeah… it’s late over here on the West Coast, and I’m sure most of you are already onto November 1st, but we’re still eating candy here, so I’m writing a Halloween post.  It’s my blog… I get to do what I want.  🙂

I went trail exploring this evening.  In the dark.  It was interesting, to say the least.  Okay, the video is a little boring because it’s so dark… I’ll try better next time… but I found a great song to go with it.

And here’s a real thing… people have actually researched what the best wine is to go with your favorite Halloween candy.  Seriously.  Here’s a partial list:

  • If you like Hershey’s Kisses, pair it with a Zinfandel.
  • If you like Whoppers, a nice Cabernet Sauvignon will wash those down nicely.
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cups go well with a Sherry.
  • Sweet Tarts apparently pair well with Riesling.
  • If you like Skittles, drink a Moscato.
  • And Kit Kats go perfectly with a Merlot.

Of course, if all else fails… water goes with everything!!


Hope everyone had a wonderfully spooky and fun Halloween!


A demon, Jason, and a Deviled Egg.

Thursday’s Thoughts

I’m calling this Thursday’s Thoughts because I really just want to ramble and I suck at coming up with clever titles.  I do have a pretty picture though…

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Okay, well, I have prettier ones than that, but that one will have to do.  Still, you have to admit, it’s really a different looking flower, special in its own little way.

minion idiots

The highlight of my week at work… the county came to put up “No Parking” signs along our street and jack-hammered right through our phone line.  When the county worker was approached about it, he said, “Oops.  I probably should have got a dig order before I did that. My bad.”  We rescue injured wildlife.  No one can get through to us to report an injured animal.  “Oops, my bad” just doesn’t cut it.  I’m super hoping the director goes medieval on the county.

So, for that reason, I came home and wanted to watch cute animal videos on YouTube to relax. Found tons of them.  Probably spent an hour doing that, and then spent lots of time searching for something funny to put on my blog as I get so annoyed with all the doom and gloom of the everyday world and news.  So, here you go:

mouse in mouth

And why is that so funny?  Because I’ve totally been there.  Maybe I didn’t get a mouse in my mouth, but I have been known to sleep with a few half-eaten lizards.  A sign of pure love.

The Lake Sammamish Half-Marathon is a week from Saturday, just in case I haven’t mentioned it enough, ;).  This particular race was Jamesy’s very first half-marathon ever in the history of ever.  We all know I run for bling.  This was James’s “bling” for that very first one:


I kid you not.  It’s a cardboard shoe.  I think that if they would’ve handed that to me after the race, I would have said, “Yeah, one and done.”  But then again, the very first 5K I did, they didn’t hand out any finisher medals at all and gave us one super ugly tech shirt.  And that was a difficult course we ran.  Hmmm, no wonder it took me awhile to get my run groove.

Just for fun, see if you can solve these brain teasers.  They were on the Linked In feed.  They’re actually quite fun…

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Let me know if you’d like the answers.  I might be nice enough to put them in my next post, :D. Not really… put your answer in the comments, and I’ll let you know if you were right or wrong.

I’ve spent the entire week working on video from Hawaii.  I’ve finished one from the run streak I did the day before the race.  It was fun to do, although I seriously need to work on my editing skills and everything else related to filming and videoing and such.  If you want to watch it, it’s here.  Not a lot of good scenery footage, but you do get the idea of where I ran every single morning while in Maui (other than on race day).


Anyone got any fun plans this weekend?  Hope it’s a great one!!


Leavenworth is a charming little Bavarian town that sits in the midst of the Cascade Mountains, about 2 hours from where I live.  I am childless this weekend because AJ went up there to play in the snow for a few days with his “brother from another mother” for the 4-day holiday weekend (Presidents Day).


Sledding before breakfast…


Exploring Lake Wenatchee State Park…


Silly hat store…


Dinner at a local pub…

I’m going to guess the boys will be sleeping well tonight, especially with all that mountain air.

However, before AJ left, he made a very special video for a very special little girl.  Esmé, this is for you!  (Her mom is the author of A Run A Day, pop on over to see how cute she is, especially dressed as a Care Bear!!)


My First Vlog

I was so inspired by Jacqueline at A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales, Cameron at The World’s Biggest Fridge Magnet, and Lynn at Lynz Real Cooking by their video blogs, that I just had to try one!  It was wonderful hearing their voices and I feel I know them just that much more!  So I wanted you to see and hear me and my family, for real… 🙂  Hope you enjoy (we tried to make it quick)!