Coming Back From The Sad

I'm coming back. I'm working my way back from a wicked case of sad. It was the worst since just after Mark died. You can always tell when I'm feeling bad because I don't write here. I have fun stuff to share, fun little projects I've done, a baby shower post, a book review, fun stuff. But I haven't because it felt completely out of place with where my mind was and how my heart felt. And I couldn't … [Read more...]

Beyond Thankful

Grandmas Brood

For many years, November has been hard for me. This year, though, I made a huge effort to stay ahead of the sad and concentrate on being really thankful for what I have and who I am. For the most part, I succeeded. There were definitely hard parts to the month, and I'm still coming away from some of those feelings now; but, it was so much better than it's been before. With that being said, I'm … [Read more...]

When I Am Rich

When I am rich, I will... have a housekeeper, buy hardcover books, volunteer at the kids' schools, get manicures and pedicures every two weeks, go back to school, own a house with a small yard, go on vacation, have a craft room, have a swimming pool, become a librarian, have another baby, get a big dog, exercise every day, sponsor an artist, give money to PBS and … [Read more...]

Welcoming Lemmon


William and I are dog people and we want the boys to grow up with a dog. We each lost our previous dogs around the same time. William had had Walter for several years, and even though she wasn't living with him at the  time she had to be put down, it was very hard for him when she died. She was supposed to be the ring bearer in our wedding. Walter (a Mastiff) got her name because when William … [Read more...]