Tag: Steve Cox


This is a guest post from my husband Steve. After several months of declining health, Rio (Pepper) made a quiet exit and moved on to greener pastures.   When we moved to Colorado and Rio came into my life he graciously agreed to show me…

Parades and the Meaning of Life

I have a birthday coming up this week.   The number doesn’t matter, and I’m at a place in my life where I can say that with a straight face. As I get closer to social security age, I realize that my happiness is…

Bucket List Item-Bryce Canyon on Horseback

We traveled with Bali and Clipper for about eleven hours to get to Panguitch, Utah.  They stayed at the Triple C Arena in covered stalls while we stayed for the first few nights at the Adobe Sands Motel and the last night at the…

The Other Shoulder Surgery Looms

So yes, it will suck to be me for a few weeks.

Twenty One Things I Learned After Shoulder Replacement Surgery

1. It really sucks to throw up after surgery. However, it is not so bad if you are still on pain meds. 2. When they tell you to bring a large shirt for after surgery they mean a LARGE shirt because that sucker has…

Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

Every day we have a choice. We can use our hours on this earth in a positive and fully engaged way, or we can exist. I don’t want to have regrets when my time comes. That’s not to say that every day is full…

Grape Creek Ride March 2014

Not a lot of rock on these trails, so we did some loping and a lot of gaiting.


It’s been a year. A year without your voice, a year without your laugh. Those last months when your body was still with us but your mind was flitting between here and somewhere else were hard. The trip we made to Little Rock to…

Happy Birthday David Ray

David is the son of my heart.

Life With A Nerd

He is a nerd. I am not.


It was a good week. I am so thankful that the three parents in Keely’s life get along.


I’ve learned that it is really important to acknowledge my happiness.