Suburbia

This is my neighborhood. And this is my house. I’m kidding! But it’s close. We moved to a fantastic neighborhood last March and were overwhelmed with how friendly everyone is. I can’t count how many cheerful neighbors delivered homemade cookies and introduced themselves after we moved in. I joked that it was almost creepy. “Everyone is…

A Reminder From the Pope

This came across my Twitter feed this morning. After last night’s rant, I had to share. ❤

We are Failing as Human Beings.

Author’s note 4/25/16: Since calming down and rereading this, I can see how fired up I was at the time. Honestly, you can probably read every third sentence and feel more satisfied. I make my point early on then keep hammering it into the ground, but I’ve chosen to leave this piece unedited as a…

Am I Grown Up Now?

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. (Happy anniversary, Baby!) How is this possible? I’m 38 years old, but what actually makes me feel “old” is the fact that I’ve been married for 15 years. It’s not a bad thing at all. I just feel different. You guys, I think maybe I officially became an adult today. Whoa….

To Hell and Back, Part 1

As promised, I’ve finally gathered the energy to recap the trip to Colorado that nearly did my family in and explain how it relates to me seeing Adele this summer (part 3). As I write this, my children are safe in their beds sleeping peacefully as if it never happened. The younger one doesn’t even remember the…

To Hell and Back, Part 2: Crash and Burn

Continued from Part 1. ER trips and ambulance rides to treat hypoglycemia and adrenal crises were routine for us during that time. The night before we were to leave for Colorado was no different. He ended up vomiting which led to hypoglycemia. Luckily there was no hospital admission this time only fluids and high doses of…

To Hell and Back: Part 3, Rising From the Ashes

Click to read Part 1 and Part 2. The following 18 months or so after returning from Colorado continued to be very difficult. We almost lost him numerous times. The ambulance rides and hospital admissions seemed like they would never end. But they did. Things gradually improved as we worked very closely with his specialists…

Giggle

I have a terrible problem. For whatever reason, I often laugh at inappropriate times. It doesn’t matter if someone is hurt or angry; if I find any part of it funny, the laughter escapes and I instantly look like a jerk. And the harder I try to stop, the more difficult it becomes to control….

WordPress Question

Hey, WordPress bloggers… any idea why the counter on my Facebook share buttons zeroed out and stopped counting? Sometime within the last week, they’ve all reset to zero on every one of my posts. The help forum is useless so I thought I’d temporarily post here. (I can see others have had this problem, but…

Wind Therapy

It was a particularly stressful day at the office. It wasn’t just me; I think there was something in the air. Everyone kept making these dramatic exasperated noises (grunts, sighs, groans) like we were all about to die. Or kick something. Or someone. Lately, I’ve been trying various forms of artistic expression when I’m stressed (a.k.a., art therapy)…

My One-Sided Relationship With Adele

Two things I would never want to be: a) the president (or equiv) of any country b) a famous person of any kind Never in a million years would I want the enormous responsibility of running an entire country. And granted, there are definitely some perks of fame like traveling the world and working with some really brilliant…