Wintertime Blues

Hi all, I’m finally over the cough from hell— just took antibiotics. Well, I did slip into a SAD episode. My mental health is jumping up and down—before screaming and faceplanting on the floor, mimicking my toddler. I know the steps to take but it’s hard to pull yourself out of the slump. I tryContinue reading “Wintertime Blues”

Wannabe on the Trail: Germ Theory…

It’s not what you think. Well, it kind of is… To begin, germ theory according to Britannia.com is, “germ theory, in medicine, the theory that certain diseases are caused by the invasion of the body by microorganisms, organisms too small to be seen except through a microscope.” It’s pretty spot on if you ask me.Continue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Germ Theory…”

Wannabe on the Trail: Wannabes and Posers

Mom I wannabe watching cartoons… on your new phone! Hi all– I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things. But I’m still wheezing a little and it’s cold outside–I’m so weak. However, I watched the new Netflix special Inventing Anna. I really don’t understand my fasciation with millennial fraudsters but I’m goingContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Wannabes and Posers”

Wannabe on the Trail: SAD, Sick, and on the Mend

I don’t really have a lot to say but I figured I better do an update! Coivd sucked– I’m glad I had the vaccine. I did better than my husband (unvaxxed) but it still sucked. I still feel exhausted from it. However, I’m doing better and starting to get active again. It’s slow going though–Continue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: SAD, Sick, and on the Mend”

Wannabe on the Trail: Home Sick

I’m not homesick, I’m literally home sick. I’m getting a Covid test tomorrow but the last couple of days have been rough. Being home sick, normally means I’m comatose on the couch. Not this time! Now that I’m a mother— I don’t get that option. He’s also running a fever so he’s home with me.Continue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Home Sick”

Wannabe on the Trail: Inspired by LOTRs

Well, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings inspired a lot of my life choices. “Speak friend and enter.” (If you get that reference comment the answer 😉 Not all those who wander are lost— Bilbo Baggins. My grandmother had a copy of the Hobbit on her bookshelf. Although, we didn’t get along— too muchContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Inspired by LOTRs”

Flashback Friday: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2014 (quickest trip ever)

*7 Years by Lukas Graham playing in the background* It’s been seven years. Seven years since I branched out and headed west of my state of Missouri. Seven years of living the dream. Almost seven years of being with the love of my life. Looking back at how social media and the explosion of vanContinue reading “Flashback Friday: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2014 (quickest trip ever)”

Wannabe on the Trail: Internal Arguments

The following is a brief conversation between myself and my personal Gollum. ~6:30 a.m. Alarm blares and wakefulness intrudes.~ Gollum: *Hiss* I want to go back to bed. It’s cold. I want to snuggle into my couch under a blanket. I want more Oreo Balls. Me: *Sigh* I have to adult. I really don’t wantContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Internal Arguments”

Wannabe on the Trail: Winter Hiking

Not going to lie I’m not big on winter hiking. I respect those that go out and do it– safely. However, after scrolling various social media channels there are a lot of folks that don’t. You can do it safely. Hike in pairs or have a detailed plan outlining your stops etc. left with aContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Winter Hiking”

Snow Squall… WTF?

We had a snowsquall on December 15– what the heck is a snowsquall you ask? A cold, miserable whiteout with a time limit. Howling wind, blowing snow, and a massive temperature change. It went from almost 48 degrees down to 25 degrees. While it was a “cool” experience it made me long for warmer days.Continue reading “Snow Squall… WTF?”

Flashback Friday: Smokey Mountains National Park June 2017

Starting a new thing– Flashback Fridays! I’ll take a few moments to talk about a hike, trip, or adventure. I can think about warmer days and get into a habit of posting every week. It’s a win, win! For my first Flashback Friday I’m going to talk about probably my favorite trip ever…so far… ItContinue reading “Flashback Friday: Smokey Mountains National Park June 2017”

Take a Hike

It’s National Take a Hike Day! And I had to work… and I’m taking a shift on the ambulance so I have to be ready to respond. So no hikes for me… Dammit. But if you have a chance, go take a hike! Well, because I didn’t plan this well we’re doing a #waybackwednesday post.Continue reading “Take a Hike”

Wannabe on the Trail: Influencing

I’ve been thinking a lot lately— inspired by a documentary. Imagine that. Anyways, I watched Fake Famous. It’s an interesting look at how we view influencing and a social experiment into how to become a mega influencer. I related the most with Chris but I don’t think I deserve to be famous in the sameContinue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Influencing”

Return to Girl, Take a Hike

I really want to go hike on a beach somewhere. It’s been an insane week already. It’s also starting to get cold. I don’t like it. Well, I do but it’s a weird toxic love hate relationship with cold weather. The snow makes it so pretty. Luckily, we only had a little light dusting ofContinue reading “Return to Girl, Take a Hike”

Wannabe on the Trail: Musings on Timeshares

*** I haven’t got any cool photos for this post so I made memes… So… on that last trip I took, that one to Branson, we went because of a timeshare offer. Yeah, yeah, I know… We were walking through a popular outdoor store and Wade never learned to avoid sales desk people and interacted.Continue reading “Wannabe on the Trail: Musings on Timeshares”