My Journey to Now

I have been on a journey since I was first diagnosed with MS, but particularly for the last 2 years.  Here’s a little bit of what has led me to this post! Stage 1: Denial When I was first diagnosed, I had never even heard of Multiple Sclerosis so of course the first thing I…

Some days are diamonds and others….not so much!

Some days are diamonds and some days you lose one……..like today.  Somewhere in my travels, I lost the diamond out of my wedding ring.  And of course, I wasn’t at home at all during the day, isn’t that the way it goes?  I’m particularly sad because it was a diamond out of my late moms…

Taking the road less traveled

We just finished a 5,000 + mile road trip travelling to Colorado for my nieces wedding (which was beautiful by the way). We knew where we wanted to go (Yellowstone particularly), but I will admit that the plan could use some improvement as to the routes we were going to take but there to save…

Dear Mom

Let’s just be real here – being a mother is hard and life can be messy, making it even harder.  And while I have another mother who has impacted my life immensely, today I have some things to say to my own momma, things that I didn’t get the chance to say. It’s tough, tough to…

Ode to 33 years!

We are coming upon our 33rd wedding anniversary.  Who knew that a country girl from Colorado would meet up with an island boy and find her happily ever after? When we first met, I was a little wild to say the least. In fact, he calls our story The Taming of the Shrew and if…

Something is happening in my Universe

As I said in an earlier post, I have recently started meditating or at least I am trying to meditate (remember, the focus of this session was “Hope in Uncertain Times”, I know I know, but it was a 21 day challenge and I’m always up for a good challenge) and while this may be…

Perfect Prime Rib and where the heck are my socks?

Easter 2017 Well, today I de-Eastered (I’m sure that’s not a word, but I’m using it anyway) and if you need translation, it means the lengthy process of putting things away, cleaning up, re-organizing, eating the rest of the candy (oops, no that’s not what I’m doing), dealing with leftovers, etc. I’m not complaining though,…

Today I feel secure knowing that tomorrow is another day!

Today I started a 21 Day meditation challenge with Oprah and Deepak and I will begin this by saying that I already started off on the wrong foot because today was actually Day 2, but I blew off Day 1.  Now, in my defense, I had a rough night before the real Day 1 (I…

Sometimes you accidentally find things, just when you needed them most

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my family heritage and particularly about close family members who have passed away, so while I was looking for some papers related to our property, I ran across some information about my grandfather and my mom that was shared at their funerals.  Obviously I had filed these things…

Change is good and so are these muffins!

Before deciding to start a blog, my initial intention was to start journaling.  I bought a lovely journal, pretty stickers, pencil crayons, fancy pens, stencils, etc.  Then when I went to start, I couldn’t find the words, couldn’t figure out what I wanted to write about, and most importantly I realized that my once beautiful…