You looking at me?

Last Saturday a friend asked me to go hiking with her.  We met at the Prairie Moraine Park in Verona and caught part of the Ice Age Trail.  Round trip for the section that we did was about 5 miles.  The weather was beautiful, cool, sunny and a bit breezy.  Perfect for working up a sweat.  We didn’t run into too many people while walking so we basically had the trail to ourselves which was nice.  Along the trail we ran into some goats and chickens, just hanging out in this enclosure.  There wasn’t a home or a barn in sight and we thought it odd that they were just there in the middle of this hiking trail.  They weren’t that friendly, but they were curious about us.

If you ever get a chance, I suggest taking a few hours and hike along the Ice Age Trail. It was nice getting out in nature and it was good getting some exercise.



Wednesday Word of the Week

So one of the things I’ve been playing around with is doing a word of the week kind of thing.    I’m just going to blindly open my dictionary and pick a word.  Thought Wednesday would be the day since it fits with the “w” theme.  So without further ado, here is the Wednesday Word of the Week:

Uncork – to pull the cork out of.

Ah, this is the perfect word to start this new endeavor!  When I saw this word, I immediately thought of wine…nectar of the Gods in my opinion.  Although anyone who enjoys wine knows you never uncork the wine, you open it to let it breath 🙂

uncork a red

And yes, I just realized that today is Thursday *haha*


Time Flies

WOW!  2013 was the last time I posted anything here.  Not only does time fly, but life gets in the way of fun things, like writing my blog.  There is SO much I have to tell you, I don’t even know where to begin.

So…I’ll begin with…I AM A COLLEGE GRADUATE!!!!!!!!!  After 10 long years, I FINALLY have a college degree.  For anyone that has gone through the college experience, you know what a relief and a sense of accomplishment walking across the stage is.

April 24th, I submitted my final, final paper.  After I clicked on the submit button, I just sat on my couch (it was an on line class) and I just sat there for about 10 minutes.  Then I walked to my fridge, grabbed a beer and started binge watching Grey’s Anatomy *laughing*  Have to say that I felt kind of lost without having homework to do, but I’m replacing that with reconnecting with friends that I’ve put on the back burner for the past few years.  I can’t believe that I am finally having a social life!  It’s the little things in life 🙂

To the rest of the college graduates out there…CONGRATULATIONS!  I am proud of you and I salute you!



My family


Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

I love this weeks photo challenge!  I immediately thought of this great picture of my daughter sharing a kiss with one of her aunties at Tortilla Flats in New York City.  Enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

François Gererd, Cupid and Psyche, 1798. Retrieved from

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Being a single woman on this holiday of love, I was planning on doing something snarky on the blog, but calmer heads prevailed.

Found this beautiful picture on Pinterest and wanted to share it with you.

Happy love day Ramblings of an Emmett readers and to anyone else dropping by for a visit.  Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

When I read the weekly photo challenge this week is home, I immediately thought of my mom.  My mom passed away about 12 years ago and I miss her terribly.  She was funny, creative, earthy; genuine.  She will always be “home” to me.  Enjoy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

My sister Stacy is an artist.  When my daughter was born, she gave this to her.  It’s called “Genie Bottle”.  This is a one of a kind – unique.  Enjoy.

Genie Bottle