Tag Archive | Jade

Gratitude Gems: So… Tired…

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I’m exhausted today.  Last Wednesday was our anniversary and so we had a full day of doing whatever the heck we wanted together because it was also a stat holiday and we both had the day off!  Getting […]

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 […]

It’s Okay to Feel Sad

I’ve never dealt with a grief that’s so messily intertwined with guilt before.  I’ve never had constant feelings of sadness plague me and show up at the most inopportune times like they have since the accident.  I’ve also never been more acutely aware of the fact that people just don’t know how to deal, or […]

Concerning Habits

  Habit   noun A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.  (Oxford Dictionary) A usual way of behaving; something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way.  (Merriam-Webster) A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition; an established disposition of […]

The Unachievable Goal

On April 11, 2014, I got into a car accident at a highway intersection with our dog Jade in the back, and Jade did not survive.  A little over a week later and I finally feel as though I’m over the initial shock and I have regained control of my emotions, yet there are constant […]