Sunday, February 10, 2013


Debbie popped her head into my room this morning & asked if I wanted to go on an adventure w/ her today. Never one to turn down an adventure, I happily agreed, threw on my snow pants, & packed one of my day packs. We packed the pups into her truck & headed towards the Morrell Falls trailhead.
Montana. Where even bad days aren't that bad.
Fast forward 2 hours & Deb's truck is stuck in about 2 1/2 ft of snow on the side of a forest service road ~8 miles up. That was around 1:30 pm.

The "adventure" that ensued over the next 5 hours contained low of shoveling, breaking that shovel, running about 3 miles down the snowy road to meet a tow truck (at least I didn't have to run on my tiny track today!), getting the tow truck stuck, getting the tow truck unstuck, hiking back up the mountain, more shoveling of Deb's tacoma, a slight bout of swearing, & finally, just before dark, the freeing of both trucks & returning to normal roads. Did I mention that on the way back out we saw a sign restricting all vehicles other than snow mobiles on the read & that we were there illegally in the first place? That would of saved us some time... $*%@
Chains, sand bags, and 5hrs of digging... just another Montana adventure 

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Celebrate Life

It's been three years since he was killed, but not a day goes by that I don't think about him or his family, my family, in at least some way.

While working on my weekend "to do" list I had written for myself earlier in the week I came across the next task: Do something to make yourself smile. So as I was sitting there this morning remembering him & how precious life really is, I decided upon a special project. I spent the day making special rainbow cupcakes, boxing them up, writing personal cards for each one, & then attaching them to smiley balloons. I spent my evening driving around a couple dozen of these to friends. I hope they brought a smile to them like it did me.

Life is short. Sometimes it's to short. So do something to make yourself, or someone else, smile today. Sometimes there's nothing greater in life than a smile.