Dear Little One

Well, we are 2 days away from a brand-new baby entering our family.  Our oldest daughter is set to deliver by cesarean on Wednesday and I can’t help but be so excited and anxious about his arrival (that’s right, it’s a boy)!  I’m not anxious in a nervous way, I am anxious in a “I…

Traveling Tribe and Pickle Soup

A couple of weeks before my recent vacation to Mexico, I grew anxious. Not about crime, the effect of travel on my MS or about my travel partners, but from the guilt of taking a trip itself. This was the worst kind of remorse: mother’s guilt, wife guilt, etc. Guilt because my husband was working away…

Up, Up and Away!

I have spent the last week packing and unpacking my suitcase for a girls trip to Mexico. I’m sure I have twice as many clothes as I need, but at least I won’t have to go naked. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this trip with friends that I have known for over 40 years…..you…

Life is Short

You never know when it is your time, but it sure doesn’t seem fair when someone is taken away far too early. You feel like you just aren’t finished with that person, there is so much left to do, to explore, times that you still need to laugh and cry with them.  You question why? …

Really Stupid Laws & Ham, Cheese & Egg Cups

Confession time, I’ve been kind of tired this last week. I usually find that the week before I receive my Disease Modifying Drug for my MS, that happens so when it does, I just find some mindless surfing is about all I’m good for and this post is the result of that…..Don’t worry, I will…

I’ve been on a binge!

I have been binge watching This is Us, so please forgive me for being kind of sappy. I actually avoided watching the show because I knew it was an emotional family drama and I don’t really need to listen or watch somebody else’s family drama, yet here I am watching it and now I am…

One of my biggest mommy fails

There is no denying that I dropped the ball once again.  I’m not talking about dropping the ball when you are playing second base and the game is on the line, which I have done as well.  I am talking about dropping the “parenting” ball.  Have you ever done something that you know is wrong…

My Patriotic Dad and Avocado Prawn Cholula Salad

Let me start by saying that this is NOT a political post, so lets don’t go there.  I WILL say that I believe you can be patriotic without being political and vice versa – that’s all I’m going to say!  As you know, since I lost my dad over a year ago, I decided the…

My MS Diagnosis – Part 2 & Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Jars

This may be a bit long, but its the story, so what can I say? I promise you will be happy with the yummy recipe at the end! Can I share a secret with you?  There is something terrifying about having your first MRI scan, at least for me there was. It was then that I…

My MS Diagnosis Story – Part 1

Putting my entire MS diagnosis story up on my blog is a bit out of my comfort zone and I have been debating with myself for a while about whether or not to do it. In the end, I decided that if my story can help someone else, then it’s worth putting it out there for…

Coincidence or Serendipity?

“To the rational mind, nothing is inexplicable, only unexplained.” Something  very strange happened to me a couple of weeks ago and I can’t for the life of me figure it out. It’s left me wondering about a higher power out there we don’t know or understand. Whatever it was, I am thankful to say the least….