Cousins – Then and Now

I got to see my cousins from my mom’s side of the family recently – we had a family reunion at my sister’s wedding.  When we were kids, we used to see each other often, and some of us actually lived together at some point in our lives.  But then we grew up and spread…

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Pinot and the Big Dogs

Pinot is a miniature dachshund, but don’t tell her that.  She thinks she is a Rottweiler.  One of the Big Dogs. When Pinot was a puppy, she didn’t bark at all and her Person thought she was so lucky to get a dog that didn’t bark.  But one day, Pinot the puppy was sitting on…

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Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay and Crabs

When Jim asked where I wanted to go this summer for a short trip, I immediately said, Chesapeake Bay.  Why?  Because I wanted to eat some Chesapeake Bay crabs. I had read Nora Roberts’ Chesapeake Bay Saga years ago and remembered how interested I was in seeing that part of the US and eating some Maryland crabs.…

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Family Portrait

Recently, we needed a family portrait so we enlisted my mom’s help to take some pictures.  She’s been practicing taking pictures so we thought this was the perfect opportunity. When two of your family members have four legs and have fur instead of hair, it can be a challenge to get a good picture. First…

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Nubbies

Now that summer is here and the tank tops and sleeveless dresses are coming out, my clients are concerned about their nubbies. What are nubbies?  When I first started training, my client and friend Gretchen coined the side of the chest that tends to pop out around a shirt “nubbies.” This is my friend Lisa…

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