Category Archives: Family

November Out

November was not a great month for me. Sure, there were good parts about it, but the lasting impression I have is not a favorable one. I feel like the weather is to blame for a portion of this. Dreary and damp is not my favorite weather pattern. I would rather it snowed every day…

2018 – February is in the books

Goodbye February, Hello March

February is the beginning of my personal roller coaster, and boy did it start out with a bang. Jim was in Australia until February 18th, which meant I had single parent duty for most of the month. When we were not at work/school/dance, Holly and I spent all of our time watching the pup. We…

2018 – One month down

Goodbye January Hello February

It feels like January was the slowest month ever but also over in the blink of an eye. It was a busy month. Jim kept busy with job interviews and doctors’ appointments. I kept busy with work. Holly kept us both busy with dance. Jim prepped for his Australia trip. Holly had her first ever…

Looking back at year 2017

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

What a year 2017 was! There have been more changes this year than in years past, and I still do not know how I feel about them. On the one hand, I discovered my voice, as so many of us did. I will no longer stay silent about injustice and I will fight to make…

A Very Special Day

At 8:32 AM 11 years ago today, I gave my heart away for the third time. As I watch my beautiful baby girl poised on the cusp of womanhood, there are not enough words to express how much having her for my daughter means to me. A very happy birthday to my own Holly.

Our Net Zero Home Journey Begins…

Michelle has granted me access to her site so that we (mostly I) can document the journey we are starting now in building the home we’ve always wanted and at the same time attempting to minimize the impact this home has on the environment.  This has been a pipe dream for us over the last…

A Day in the Life of Michelle

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When Trish recently posted a typical day for her, she did so in an effort to show that she is not perfect but does the best she can. She showed the good and the bad in her day and gave her audience an intimate glimpse into what a poses as a normal day for this young mother…

Sunday Reflections – 18 January 2015

Thank goodness for the weekends. I don’t know if I would have made it through the week without the thought of two days of rest to buoy my spirits and keep me going. Two weeks down, four weeks to go of this hellish schedule of mine. I now question the sanity of any public accountant…

Sunday Reflections – 4 January 2015

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Happy 2015!! Did everyone have a great holiday season? Are you ready to dive back into work? I, for one, am not. I realized how happy I have been staying home with the kids and not having to deal with the politicking, late hours, and stress of work in general. I am also a bit…

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Sturgis Welcome Sign

I would normally have a book review for you today. Instead, I am busy enjoying the sun and the wind in South Dakota with my husband, my brother-in-law, and three other couples. So far, we’ve seen the last day of the Sturgis 2014 Bike Rally, Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse monument, Devil’s Tower, Needles Highway,…