Lessons learned from my first year as a single dog mom

  https://www.instagram.com/p/BDth6sbr1Cz/ The Boss and I are celebrating our first dogaversary today! And by "celebrate" I mean he's tied to the couch to stop him from breaking out of the house while I sit here blogging about it. :) The above photo was taken after I brought Bruce home from the dog sitter while I…

Departed for a two mile out and back on foot, returned in a minivan

Yesterday was absolutely perfect, weather-wise, and with the repeat warnings of this horrible arctic blast sweeping through NJ, I really wanted to get outside and enjoy it. By the time I finished work and running errands, the sun was already making its way down past the treeline, but I wasn't going to let that stop…

Birthday trail running road trip adventure part tres: The Jersey Devil

Because they can issue citations. Don't worry! I worked my way out of this pickle with nothing more than a firm talking-to and a ripped dress. After returning from my wonderful early-morning frolic along the Yakima Skyline, I decided to chillax along the river before heading back down to Oregon. If you haven't already, you…

Birthday trail running road trip part deux: it gets better

After I had effectively unleashed myself from the drama and bigotry that so unfortunately unfolded upon my arrival in Washington, I'm happy to say I fell asleep peacefully in the back of my truck with my dog. Snug as a bug in a rug. My campsite-mates were up partying all night, which reminded me of the…