Have you ever wondered why Long Beach Island has giant clams at local businesses along the boulevard?  They have been a quirky, fun part of the landscape for quite a while now. They are part of the ReClam the Bay movement. This nonprofit organization helps to maintain the vitality of Barnegat Bay. Here is a link to many of the colorful clams you will see on the island. The girls and I came across this one last week.


It was painted by Cathleen Engelsen, a historical artist.

One of my posts was reposted on the Global Genes Site. I’m happy to be promoting awareness about rare diseases because they really are pretty hard to understand.

Its flu shot time! Of course I don’t have the time to make a doctor’s appointment and wait a week to get in to get my flu shot. What would we do without Target?


Here is the bad news. I am taking a little time off of running. Hopefully very little because I have a 5k this weekend. But ignoring an injury is not the answer, which my friends have been kind enough to remind me. I am likely to get seriously grumpy this week! But I will focus on cross training as much as I can and hopefully be back soon. “Arms Crossed.”  (That’s for you, Eileen!) Here are my last two disappointing runs before I knew I needed to stop.


I saw this and laughed so hard. It is so true. And a bit crazy. But I have to admit I am guilty of the before and after. Actually, I probably had my Walkman in 1994!

IMG_441230172687503Here are some more fun pictures from Dane’s birthday.


And my other two cuties.


So, I am wondering, do you get a flu shot?