Pain in Training

My feet are frozen ice pops without socks to warm them, but I suffer through the discomfort. I’ll just think warm thoughts. My chai tea has cooled, making it an unappealing room temperature, but this one time, it’s okay. I’ll just drink it anyway. I can hear the tune announcing the end of the dryer…

Radical Surgery

Scoliosis. The word conjures images of leaning over in the middle school locker room while the coach checked my spine for abnormalities. An extremely uncomfortable situation became an area of concern when I failed the spine test. My spine has an s-curve with a twist. I like to think of my spine as just being…

Fix the Boat Already!

I have a pair of boots that I love. Snow boots are generally clunky and utilitarian–no offense. Last year, however, I found some boots with a little bling, a necessity to make clunky snow boots become a cute fashion statement. There is only one problem with these boots: they leak. That’s kind of a big…

Someone Is Praying for You

The Black Plague has invaded our house. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but just a little. To say we felt bad seems like a huge understatement: the fevers that wouldn’t go away; the dizziness that almost made me wreck the car on the way home from delivering letters to Santa at the mall; the fatigue that kept…