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…

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…

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…

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…