The loss due to kidney failure of our sweet amazing Gracie.
I don’t miss meat very much. I was never a big meat-eater, so giving it up a few years ago was really easy. But I did miss burgers. Not the meat so much…I liked the big, fat, juicy tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, pickles and perfectly toasted bun. So veggie burgers pretty much filled that void. […]
*This post is recycled from my old blog, Busy Mom’s Journal. About ten years ago, I watched the movie “Food, Inc.”, and promptly lost my taste for meat. I made J watch the most heartbreaking parts with me, he had the same reaction, and so for the last ten years, we have given up eating […]
Getting over the hump, three years after the start of our empty nest.
This morning I walked into my kitchen and saw this. And started crying. It was completely unexpected, just like it was when I went to a farmer’s market in the fall of 2012 and teared up when I spotted the eggplant section. That was the first time I realized she wasn’t coming home, at least […]
What I learned from my first Tough Mudder
Why I cried during the Tough Mudder.
We’ve been back in Nashville for two weeks and I am happy and exhausted. There are awesome things about spending large chunks of time in the places that make me happy, like Colorado and North Carolina, but I have to be honest when I say, there’s really NO place like home! Especially in April, Nashville […]
Before I became a mom, my entire life was wrapped up in my career. I couldn’t imagine why women would get off the work train, just to stay at home to take care of a kid. What did they do during the day, besides change a couple of diapers and feed the kid a couple […]
When my daughter was a little girl, she came home from ski school to tell me that she didn’t like snowboarders, because they were “disrespectful”. That was a pretty big word for my 7-year-old, but it turns out, a boarder had cut in front of their line of beginners, sprayed snow in their faces, and […]