Author: Pattie

S-Works Prevail II

I am going to be brutally honest here. I am spastic. I guess the politically correct way to word this would be to say that I am not always coordinated. Week before last, I went for a short ride before we headed to Cincy.That day, I ended up falling for my third time. For whatever reason, I am not coordinated…

It Just Takes Time

Life is still pretty smelly right now, but it is slowly getting better. I’ve tried every recipe on the internet to remove the skunk oil from the dawg. It is just going to take time, like most things in life. AND, like most things in life, you just can’t rush it. It just takes time, smelly, smelly, skunky time. Five…

Sometimes Life just Smells

Did you know people keep skunks as pets? Yes, it is legal in 17 states to have skunks as pets. WHY!? Why would anyone consider keeping a skunk as a pet!? I have no idea. I currently have a 110 pound Alaskan Skunkamute. He stuck his nose in a skunk’s butt and got sprayed. How do I know? Because his…

My First Road Ride

Today, I did my first ever road ride. With Marty, of course. I made it 11.7 miles and I didn’t really feel like I did a great job, at first. About a quarter mile before we finished, I had a moment. I will just leave it at that. I had a moment. I finished, though, so that’s not too shabby.…

Grayson Highlands

I’ve been to Grayson Highlands twice now. I went with Marty back in 2020 and again over my birthday weekend this year. I joked that every girl needs ponies for her birthday, so we went back to hike and to see the ponies! Marty is awesome! If you have never been to Grayson Highlands, you are missing out! The ponies…

Tour de Cincinnati

We survived another hospital trip. It is hard to believe that we have been dealing with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome for 25 years now. Some years the boys have had 2-3 bone marrow biopsies with quite a few other surgeries, while other years only one. The doctor performing the biopsy this year decided not to use the iliac crest (back of the…

God uses it All

Tomorrow is my brother Mike’s 60th birthday. I haven’t seen him in 38 years and I don’t even know if he is alive. I’ve tried to locate him several times over the decades to no avail. He’s a heroin addict who has been in and out of the state pen 3 times. He doesn’t know his mother died in 2014…

BIG Dreams, It’s all Downhill from Here!

I’ve always been a dreamer. Not everyone can appreciate BIG dreams. Like they say, “Go big or go home,” so I dream BIG, baby! I love to look at catalogs and dream about what I could do with all the cute things. I like to read travel books and magazines and dream about all the places I could go. What…

Beauty from Ashes

The beauty in life can sometimes be hidden by the trials and tribulations we face. I’ve often said that one cannot know true joy until one has known true suffering or faced trials. God created us to know love and serve Him in this life so that we can be happy with Him in the next. That doesn’t mean He…