Running out of things to do?

I’m running out of things to do.  I never thought this would happen but it is.

I’ve done so much I’m at a bit of a stalemate to find new things.

Right now I can:

  • Take a jewelry making class
  • Make a glass pumpkin
  • Go skydiving (which I’ve already done)
  • Take a class on how to be a better lover (not that I have anyone to love, LOL)

That’s not much for options.  I think I need suggestions.  Any ideas for what I should do?  Comment below or send me an email at

There is one thing I’m doing.  I’m entertaining the idea of dating again.

Today I talked to Nick.

Nick is a father of two who lives in Los Gatos.  His son and daughter?  Duncan and Gabi.  My sons?  Duncan and Gavi.  Cracked me up.

He also has a great dane.

I love great danes.

It’s off to a good start.  So far he seems fun and easy going.  I really enjoyed talking to him.

So cross your fingers we’ll go out soon, and understand this…

Dating is one of life’s great adventures.

The Adrenaline Rush

The first thing you need to know about The Great Bull Race is that I didn’t do it alone.  My friend Mark and my cousins Jennifer, Nick, and Travis did it with me.

Thank God, because my hands were shaking like a leaf before and after the run.

Imagine a couple hundred people lining a track about 1/4 mile long in 100+ degree heat and that approximates what the experience was like.

We all waited anxiously for the bulls to run.  And run they did.  They came barreling down the track in 3 waves of about 8 bulls.

We let the first wave of bulls and people run right by us.  We ran with the second wave of bulls, captured on video by Mark:

In al honesty, I have to admit I freaked out a little when I got a bit too close to a big black bull.  My, they are big with HUGE horns!  I spent the next 10 seconds glued to th fence.

My cousin Jennifer ran with me.  And she stayed with me the whole time. Even when I freaked out and she wanted to run.  Never left my side.  I love that girl ❤

The whole experience lasted maybe 30 seconds.  But what a wild, heart-pounding 30 seconds it was.

Would I do it again?  Absolutely.  It was a magnificent experience unlike any other I had, and I enjoyed myself immensely.

Being able to run with bulls was incredible.  And being able to do it with friends and family made it even better.  When I originally signed up, I thought I’d be doing the bull run all by myself.

What a lucky woman I am to have such good friends and family.

And now a photo collage of our day:

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photo 5 photo 1
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photo 4 photo 5

I opted to skip the Tomato Royale tomato fight.  It was a super hot day and I’ve already thrown rotten tomatoes before in a tomato throwing festival so I asked Mark if we could opt out and he agreed.  Jennifer did it with Travis and Nick. Here’s a glorious shot of her, post tomato fling….



The post where I crush on a younger man

photo-4Last night I went to a dry ice hockey game to watch my cousin and his team play roller hockey.  They’re in the gold league now which means:

1. They’re good
2. Competition is stiff

And no one is stiffer than me at these games because my YOUNGER MAN CRUSH is on the hockey team.  Yes indeed, Alex – who I blogged about here –  was at the arena playing alongside my cousin Nick.

Once again, the air squeezed out of my lungs when he passed by and I got tongue tied in his presence.  I managed to squeak out, “Good game Alex.” He barely glanced at me. Drat!

I told my cousin Jennifer, “I will admire him from afar.”

She replied:  You would ruin him otherwise, lol

This is true. I have a feeling that this is a situation best left to the fantasies in my head instead of the realities in his bed.  Sigh.

But oh God, YUM!  I will take him every day of the week and twice on days that end in “y.”