Dancing, Thankfulness & Free Mammograms

My Mom is a breast cancer survivor (that's her over there, with the ridiculously beautiful bald head). She's been cancer-free since 2007. She fought a hard battle that left her with big scars to kick cancer's ass. When I got the call from my Mom that she was cancer-free, I was on my way to a committee meeting for FIRST FRIDAY. FF is  a group that was founded in 1994 and whose sole purpose is to … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day to My Village

It's Mother's Day, but I always feel like I should wish a whole list of family a Happy Mother's Day. There are few people in my family who didn’t have a hand in my raising. Household One I lived with my Mom, Dad, sister and brother until I was 8 (well, my older sister graduated high school and moved when I was 6 or so). Household Two Then Dad left and my brother and I were with Mom until … [Read more...]

Thankful for Mom (and Happy Birthday)

I am thankful for my Mom, Wilma. Mom is pretty awesome. I could write a book about her awesomeness, but I'll give you a list instead. • She takes in strays, be they animal or human. • She is kind, even when you don't deserve the kindness. • She has pretty brown/gold/hazel eyes. • She has soft hands that are always really warm. • She tells great stories. • She is a really good … [Read more...]