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…

World MS Day

I’ve been MIA the past 3 weeks because I have been dealing with a very painful relapse of my MS, but thanks to some heavy duty steroids and some much needed rest and relaxation, I am slowly recovering, and it seems fitting that I am back at it today. So today, in honor of World…

Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Let me start with saying this: I am very open about my MS. I understand and respect those who keep their struggle with Multiple Sclerosis to themselves, however, I find that its therapeutic for me to share my story. I am writing about it with the hopes that I can shed some light on this…

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…

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,…

Yummy Aromatic Roasted Root Vegetables

Is anybody else sick and tired of this nasty winter? If it’s not snowing, it’s raining and if it’s not windy it’s raining and if it’s not foggy, it’s raining.  Blah blah blah…. I’m over it! I have spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen lately cause’ cooking is what I do when…

Good Friends

I consider myself one of the lucky ones, how many of us can say that they have friends from elementary and middle school still to this day?  Friends for over 40 years, how lucky am I?  When I look back on my life, I have some very long term friendships, 40 years, 30 years, 25…