Meet Kali! David and I have been considering getting another dog for a while now. Since Lillie passed away, our beagle, Jasper, seemed depressed and anxious. He and Lillie, while not the best of friends, lived together for 8 years, so we think he was just used to having another dog around. David felt it… Continue reading A new addition
One of my 2018 goals was to give up something that’s not good for me each month. For January, I decided to give up watching and reading the news. It’s one week in and I can tell you that giving up the news for a month has been one of the best gifts I’ve ever… Continue reading Sabbatical from the news
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m back to blogging. I took a break for a while, but I realized that writing is therapeutic for me and I missed it, so without any fanfare, I just quietly came back to it. Writing was especially helpful for me when Lillie passed away in October. I could… Continue reading 2018 goals
In all honesty, 2017 was not one of my favorite years. In fact, I have caught myself multiple times wishing that 2018 would just get here already. A new year brings a promise of a fresh start, a clean slate, and new beginnings. However, I don’t want to dwell on the negative. I have so… Continue reading 2017
With the exception of Monday, I went to work each day this week. I woke up each morning, drank coffee, ate breakfast, packed my lunch, and went through my day like normal. I smiled and chatted with people at work. Work responsibilities came up and I would take care of them. I paid bills, made… Continue reading Grief.
I’m coming out of retirement from blogging because we lost a beloved family member yesterday and I want to document the light and joy that she brought in our life. We adopted Lillie from the shelter on 4/24/2007 when she was a year old. I fell in love with her immediately when I saw her… Continue reading Lillie
The blogging thing has been fun, but it’s time to say farewell. When I first started the blog, it was a homework assignment for a web design class I was taking. Blogging was something that I enjoyed doing, and so I’ve been blogging for about three years. Blogging has been great therapy for me. It… Continue reading Farewell blog