It is that time again. It is November. It is Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) and I have been working on an Epic Fantasy called Whisperwood. The theory behind Nanowrimo, which I call "Ask Daddy, Mommy's Working" month, is that if you write 1667 words every day, you will reach 50,000 words by the end … Continue reading Hello again!
August 31, 2014 has come and gone. As some of you know, that date marked two years since our littlest boy was diagnosed with Cancer. If you don't know, he was diagnosed three days shy of his third birthday. Spencer spent his third birthday in the hospital, surrounded not only by other children that were … Continue reading Cancerversary the Second
Today is Spencer's Cancerversary. I like to think I made that word up. It has been exactly one year since he was diagnosed with Pre B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. One year ago today, Chris and I were informed that our little boy, who was going to turn three in two days had cancer. I … Continue reading Cancerversary
As I had said in my post, earlier today, (reading this post first is a great way to see the rantings and ramblings that have brought my mind to this point today 😉 Reflections on Cancer ) I am blessed not that so many people that I now know have Cancer. I am blessed … Continue reading Continued Reflections on Cancer
Two days ago, I called an informal meeting and gathered the guinea pigs...I mean the family. I presented them with an idea and after a couple rounds of eyeball rolling, they seemed to warm up to the idea. My plan, I told them, was to come up with a set of resolutions that … Continue reading Resolutions
Why do we assume that emotions are simple? We feel them, so we should know that they are complex, wiggly things that like to hide at some times and explode forth at others and entwine with each other, breeding new and different ones. Yet, for some reason, we expect emotions to be solid and concrete. … Continue reading Emotional Music
When you are in a depression, how do you pull yourself out? How do you recognize it? Is there a way to turn your thoughts around to reflect the outcome you would prefer? In other words, can you think yourself out of a depression? When you notice that sadness has been holding your hand and … Continue reading Sad Spiral
This week has been a super busy one. ViSalus business has been taking off, my kids are CRAZY, and my 85 year old grandfather was admitted into the hospital on Thursday. I met a personal goal of mine with my ViSalus work, and then helped a friend meet hers. That was terrific and we have … Continue reading Explaining My Absence
Today was a very, very, VERY long day. Not really an I've-been-working-all-day-on-lifting-boulders-the-size-of-Kentucky kind of day. More of an I've-been-sitting-in-office-chairs-all-freaking-day-long kind of day. My husband and I spent six hours at the Veteran's Administration today. That was for three appointments. My husband, who has been awake since 9 am yesterday morning, was running on 32 hours … Continue reading A Little V.A. Mayhem
We are watching back to back episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse this morning. Spencer loves the Hot Dog Dance at the end. He has also discovered (with my help) that he can watch the 'hot gog' dance on YouTube. We also watch Mana Mana and Beaker's Ode to Joy. He giggles so much! I went … Continue reading Hot Dog!