I started writing this post years ago and never quite put the finishing touches on it. I recently re-joined WW to get back on track after an indulgent holiday season. My sentiments about it are still the same as when I wrote this – so here’s my story! Also, a lil disclaimer before we get […]
Read More Weighing in on Weight Watchers
As I’m sure most people can relate, I’ve done some dumb things in my life. Sometimes these moments are laughed off, sometimes they go down in the record books (see my umbrella story) and other times they just haunt me forever. This particular story haunts me because I am ashamed to have been the bigoted […]
Read More Things I still feel guilty about 20 years later.
In 4th or 5th grade, we read Z for Zachariah — a story about a 16-year-old girl surviving a post-nuclear-apocalypse world on her family’s farm in a sheltered valley. This story stuck with me for a long, long time. It was a vast departure from my usual fare of Little House on the Prairie and […]
Read More Apocalypse Nope
When I was a kid, our Meeting only had a handful of people. It was 3 or 4 families with kids around my age, two sets of grandparents and a few single folks. It sounds weird now that I think back on it, but it was totally normal at the time! We would hold public […]
Read More John from Cutco
Hiii! Oh my, it’s been a dog’s age, hasn’t it? Where do I even begin? A lot has happened since I last wrote: my lil baby nephew is a big honkin’ toddler now, Dave and I bought a house and moved to the other side of the state, we said goodbye to our beloved Autumn-cat, […]
Read More It’s been a long, long, long time…
Move over Zentangle and make way for stained glass art!
Read More My Glass Journey
Dave got us 23andme kits for Christmas. You’ve probably heard of it before, but in case you haven’t, it’s one of those DNA testing kits where you provide a saliva sample and send it to a lab that analyzes it and tells you where your ancestors came from and if you carry any genetic markers […]
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Going through my photos from 2018 has reminded me of how many good moments we had throughout the year, and how much I have to be grateful for. The year kicked off in a dark place with Mom’s cancer diagnosis, but after chemo, surgery and radiation (and now oral chemo), we can see the light […]
Read More 2018: A Visual Montage
Howdy! So much for my “life purpose” of sharing my experiences so others can know they aren’t alone. Failure! I won’t bore you with excuses for why I haven’t written all summer. None of them are really valid reasons. The truth of the matter is that I am just lazy and unorganized. Today I write […]
Read More Back with another one of those block rockin’ beats!