Just Keep Going

Every Spring, I think I am excited about running.  I completely romanticize jogging gently in the crisp air, alone with my thoughts while marveling at the re-birth of mother nature evidenced by that long-awaited green haze that emerges.  At West Point, each spring I would go along with a runner friend of mine.  After that first trip up to Stoney Lonesome, […]

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Taxes

I would like to consider myself a competent and independent woman, capable of handling most of what life throws with me. I am a graduate of West Point, a combat veteran, have traveled around the world, and birthed two babies, you would think a little number crunching and paperwork would be a walk in the park. Nevertheless, […]

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The Incline

After two years of simultaneously talking about it and making excuses for why I couldn’t, I finally did The Incline yesterday.  Shhh…don’t tell, it is sort of illegal. Trails.Com says it is a 3 mile hike with a 2,011 feet gain in elevation from the base in Manitou Springs near the Cog Railway to the top of the […]

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Craft Days

My Messy Desk is the place to go when you want to make something beautiful and leave the mess behind.  Last October, I decided to start inviting my friends over to my crafting space to take advantage of my great bounty of excess materials.  If you have ever made jewelry, you know you just about always end […]

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About My Messy Desk

I have always had a messy desk. In the Army, our home office desk, and now my crafting space – my desk has been notoriously messy. Once, my Soldiers decided to do something extra-nice for me and clean my desk – it took me three days before I could make a decision sitting there. At […]

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