Doing Better

Things are better since my last post.  That was my depression speaking.  We have made a dent in the Christmas shopping.  I have plans for how the cookies will get made.  Life is going on.  The tree was decorated Monday night (tonight is Friday).  I also have my Christmas village up.  Other decorations are up […]



I’m not sure where to even start anymore.  I feel like I’m not living life, more like I’m going through the motions.  I’m trying to make a huge effort to engage with the kids and have open conversations.  I am my harshest critic and I feel like I’m failing.  Yet I look back at this […]




It is my goal to revive my blog.  I want to use it as an outlet and to track the kids.  I can’t believe that Warren will be 5 in just 1.5 months.  Laura just turned 7.  I went back and read what I wrote when they were little, and I miss having that documented.  […]



Great Day

Today has been a great day.  I was able to wake up this morning on my own, meaning no alarm clock.  When I came upstairs, the kids were both up and happy.  I got them each what they wanted for breakfast.  Warren made my coffee for me.  We sat together and watched cartoons for a […]




Yesterday I went to a conference for work about becoming a happy, confident woman.  I wasn’t expecting to come away with so much to think about.  One thing we really focused on were our goals.  It raised some very good questions that I have been forced to consider.  Am I doing what I want?  Am […]



Tonight’s Gonna be a Good Night

I have a high school classmate that has a 2 year old son.  He has an undiagnosed condition that lands him in the hospital quite frequently.  I follow what she posts as a way to lend support from afar.  I can’t imagine all that she is going through, physically and mentally.  She also has two […]



Home Sick

I have been travelling for the last week.  I came down to Kansas City, Missouri last week for Camex.  I was supposed to leave Thursday morning, but had to leave Wednesday afternoon to beat a snow storm.  I didn’t even get to say goodbye to the kids.  My goodbye was very quick for Robert.  I’ve […]



Illness Strikes

I don’t know what is up lately, but I’ve gotten a bad bug.  I get waves of nausea.  I can’t be up for very long periods of time.  I am also exhausted.  This all started last Monday.  I was out of work on Tuesday and Wednesday.  I was good to go from Thursday to Sunday […]



School Starting

I am struggling more than I thought I would with my baby girl starting kindergarten this year.  4K was no big deal to me, but this year seems bigger somehow.  Perhaps it is because it is a full day now.  She’ll be with all the other big kids.  She’ll truly be starting her school career.  […]




Today at church we celebrated Pastor John’s birthday, 25 years being an ordained minister, and 20 years at Peace.  Our usual one hour church service went slightly over 90 minutes.  The love and appreciation we have for our pastor and his family was overwhelming at times.  I am thankful that I’ve never had a crisis […]