What Are You Packing? (Traveling With Food Issues & Chronic Pain)

As we drove home from our 10 day trip yesterday, I started thinking about this blog. I was reviewing in my mind what I needed to put where when we unloaded the car. We chose to drive my husband’s 2018 Dodge Challenger, with it’s massive trunk and it was packed full! Some of the trunk … More What Are You Packing? (Traveling With Food Issues & Chronic Pain)

Turning Back Time

In the year 2020, many begged for time to speed up, to get us in to 2021 and out of the craziness we were living in. It was as if we believed that if the calendar changed – so too would our circumstance. Funny, isn’t it? As if wishing time away could happen, and if … More Turning Back Time

Color Me Happy

Recently I have been dealing with major mood swings. I have been battling a lot of depression and feeling overwhelmed. This being the case I have been exploring ways to cope with these feelings. One of the things that I have found helpful is coloring. I have always enjoyed being artistic, but when I am … More Color Me Happy

Hey Sugar!

So, Mom introduced me to the Whole30; a diet that focuses more on changing your thinking rather than losing weight. Part of the Whole30 rules are no sugar allowed. That means no sugar, no glucose, no honey and no sugar substitutes.   Let me tell you – I had no idea how addicted to sugar … More Hey Sugar!

Deeply Distracted

Have you ever been talking with someone, sharing something with them, and when you asked them a question, their answer seemed way off? Or maybe they were quick to say, could you repeat the question? I am not sure that I heard that right. Or perhaps they were honest and said, I’m sorry, I wasn’t … More Deeply Distracted

Failing as a Parent

Parenting tip: Wrap up a few empty boxes and place them under the Christmas Tree. Warn the children that each time they misbehave you will throw one into the fire. Sounds like it may be pretty good logic to help encourage good behavior? Well, I have a friend that is quite a jokester – Victor … More Failing as a Parent

Two Weeks Notice

I had never left a job the right way before. I always just quit showing up or kept calling out until they got the hint. This time I wanted to do it the right way. I turned in my two weeks’ notice and finished out the two weeks. I am so glad I did. My … More Two Weeks Notice