Family

Vacationing with My Mom

I had a hoot in Las Vegas with my Mom last week!  I couldn’t drink obviously, and because the Americans apparently don’t drink dark rum (go ahead, say that ten times fast), we couldn’t find any outside of the few bars we went into, so my Mom didn’t do much of that either; but that […]

My Most Exciting Goal

Some readers of this little ol’ blog may have noticed that this year I set myself a secret goal.  No, this wasn’t just because I couldn’t figure out a 32nd goal for myself this year and decided to cop out and try to make it more exciting than it really was.  It also wasn’t because […]

Goals: Playing Catch Up

I’ve completed a few more goals (or partial goals), but each on their own didn’t seem worthy of separate attention to the tune of individual postings so I decided to combine them and do a little goal catch up! #30 I walked on the beach!  With my husband!  Barefoot!  I wish I had taken a […]

Furry, Long-Nosed Teachers

I’ve always been a dog person.  When I was little I used to crawl under the kitchen table and chairs just to be near our keeshond Dolly, who was way in the corner because she was trying to get away from me… she growled if I got too close so instead I would just lie […]

Accident-al Reflections

Life can change instantaneously, and the ripples created can spread as far as the eye can see. One second I have a car and a dog, and the next I have neither.  That day was terrifying, excruciating, and life-changing, and recovery over the last 10 months has been difficult.  But I have recovered. Shortly after […]

‘Tis the Season for Memories

This time of year is funny in that it can both inspire incredible feelings of joy and generosity and faith, while at the same time evoking sadness.  We collect memories of Christmas like stamps or coins, and sometimes the memories are all we have left.  I fondly remember the years we enjoyed the holidays with […]

The Husband Who Could

I’ve set a lot of goals for myself this year.  Some are easy, but some will be very hard for me to complete for a variety of reasons, and so will require a lot of focus and extra motivation.  I’m fortunate in that I have an awesome person to back me up through all this, […]