Desiree Haros

Life Through My Eyes

Are You Smiling?

The soft pattering of rain hits against the roof. I pour myself a cup of coffee and revel in that first sip… but the dog is barking outside. Not Biggie, it’s Creed…again. I throw the door open and notice that our sweet dog has decided to make the trash his new play thing. Diapers and […]

Reassurances Amidst Uncertainty

Uncertainty, it’s all around us, you don’t have to look far. It comes in the sound of an ambulance or firetruck along with the howling of the coyotes when they hear it. Our temporary existence is a reminder that the frivolous stuff doesn’t matter…yet we are attracted to it like a moth to a flame. […]

Stressed? It’s Forking Desserts

Did you know that desserts spelled backwards is stressed? It was news to me. It’s no wonder that desserts are often given to us when we are stressed the fork out. So, Are You Feeling Stressed? Stress forking affects EVERYTHING in my life. Be it mentally, physically, and emotionally. I wished I wouldn’t let it […]

Goals: Failures and Successes

What better time to talk about goals than on the Chinese New Year. Goals Does the word goal make you cringe inwardly a little? Sometimes I feel like it attaches meaning to something that I don’t really want to do, but must get done, like my statistics homework that I’m pushing out to do tomorrow […]

Making Connections: Penny in My Thoughts

We were The Bania’s, a family of three. It consisted of my dad, Lou, my mom, Remy, and myself. My dad found a niche as an electrician and refrigeration technician in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. His accounts included Taco Bell chains, Pizza Hut, and Wolf Gang Puck on the Pier, and what he […]

Coffee for the Brain

That accident shook me to my core. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please take a moment to read my previous post.  You have to listen carefully to understand. No skimming. I tell you this because I’m guilty of skimming. I like to get my information from my source as quickly as […]

A Come to Jesus Moment or What Have You

Choice #1 Two nights ago, after a minor “discussion” with my husband. We decided it would be in our best interest, if we went to get some food…meaning fast food. Choice #2 We saw Lexi and Lauryn (our two oldest) on the way out. Lexi had picked Lauryn up from work. Lauryn works at Wendy’s. […]

My Faith Crisis and How the Universe Stepped In

While I was prepping this post, I was surprised that more people weren’t willing to discuss religion. I heard from a few of you and I understand where you come from. I see both sides of it, but like I’ve told a friend, for reasons I won’t discuss here once you have seen what the […]

Atacama Extreme 100: Part Two

At pre-race check-in, the race director did a short slide show and showed us the unassuming dune. I thought, “I totally got this. I’ve ran 50k on the beach. I’ll be just fine.” Have you ever found yourself saying that last sentence? Those are some gloating words. Sometimes we come into a race overconfident. Sometimes […]

Today is a Good Day

I’m not having an Ice Cube kind of day, but you know what I’m getting at. I apologize if you have already read this on FB, but for those of you who are not my “friends,” here I have some lovely news I had to share. I woke up with a low-grade fever that somehow […]

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