Ready, Set, Action!

You make hundreds of small decisions all day, every day.  What to wear, what to eat, should I buy this, where will I go for lunch, who should I go for a walk with or should I just park it on the couch, who will I love, I’ll answer this call and not answer this…

Tomatillo Salsa and Kale Lime Caesar Salad

It’s a long weekend and it is so hot here that all I want to do is stay in my nice cool house and putter, so that is what I am doing.  It was a perfect opportunity to hang out in my kitchen! Since it has been kind of low key, I thought I would…

Note to Self

I went with the grand kids to the fall fair today.  A place that reminds me of my own childhood – the horses, the cattle, the rabbits, the goats and the sheep, the pies and the sewing exhibits – all of that sums up every one of my summers growing up. Back in the day,…

One of my favorite books of all time

Has there ever been a book that has made a huge impact in your life? First, let me say that there have been a few books that have impacted me and my relationships (How to Win Friends and Influence People, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Secret, Personality Plus to name a few), but…

How Fortunate Am I?

Fortunate favored by or involving good luck or fortune; lucky.  Synonyms: lucky, favored, blessed, charmed auspicious or favorable.  Synonyms: favorable, advantageous, providential, auspicious, welcome, beneficial, fortuitous As I was sitting here today wondering what I should write about, all I could think about is How Fortunate Am I?  Things aren’t always great and peachy, but…

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…