Ok, so in case you have missed a post or two, Terry and I moved back to Chicago last summer after five years of living in New Orleans. While in NOLA, we made it back to the Midwest every summer numerous times, but only made it back for two Thanksgivings and two Christmas vacations. While […]
Two years ago, I was inspired by a number of other bloggers to start the New Year with a three word mantra rather than traditional resolutions. I have actually continued to set resolutions and goals, but have found the idea of a mantra to be compelling and doable. My 2013 words were agility, openness and […]
Our baby girl Zoey died on Monday, December 15, 2014. She almost made it to 2015. So close. It was a privilege to have been a part of her journey and to have been her mom. We adopted her when she was three years old, a gentle hellfire who was on the NOLA SPCA’s death […]
While I’ve been quite frustrated with the whole cancer thing since we have been back in Chicago, there have been plenty of positive things going on that have more than balanced out the negativity. One of the things that made my heart sing was being back in the Midwest for the Fall after 5 years. […]
Before I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, I didn’t realize how much time cancer truly sucks out of a person’s life. Moving back to Chicago hasn’t gone quite the way I had planned and it’s because of cancer, not just mine, but my sister’s and our dog Zoey’s. I didn’t plan on my […]
I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test at different points in my life, the version where my place of employment paid a company serious money to administer the test and coach us on our results. I took it in my early twenties while I was a resident advisor at Northern Michigan University and then again […]
Attack of the Pinktober Sharks. Excellent article from The Accidental Amazon about spending consciously and not being taken in by all of the Pink that will be in full effect during the month of October.