So it happened. I am now 32 years of age. Another year down and many more to go. This year my birthday was celebrated a little bit different from most years because I was traveling for work on my birthday. I was up at 4am (which is way too early for this girl) to catch… Continue reading Celebrating one more year of survival
All I want for Christmas is time with those I love without the pressure and obligation of gifts. Holidays. Business. Marketing. Things. Expectations. Pressure. Don't get me wrong, I love giving people gifts. It makes me feel good to see them smile. However, when it is expected all of the joy of giving is lost.… Continue reading Tis the Season for Stress
ITransverse Myelitis is an experience that I would not wish on anyone I have truly learned so much in the last two years. I am a better person because of it. I think that TM has really allowed me the time to slow down, stop and look at myself - who I truly am -… Continue reading The New Normal (long read)
I am not an idiot, but maybe I am... Sometimes I have a hard time keeping my time zones straight. The issue is that I work in the Central timezone, my boss and most of my team work in the Mountain timezone except for one that works in the Pacific time zone and for the… Continue reading Time Travel
Scarier than the Sixth-Sense... Why is it that parents are needed ONLY at the most inopportune times? My husband and I can easily be doing nothing or at least nothing of importance. However, the second either one of us needs to cook, take a call or use the restroom - BOOM - it happens. Out… Continue reading The Kid-Sense
There are many positives to the advances in technology. However, there are some experiences that I am sad my daughter will miss out on. I am sure many parents have felt this way with their children as well with each new generation. Here is my list: Memorizing phone numbers (more than just their own) Talking… Continue reading Generation Z
Even though I am stuck in a boot we took a day trip to Devil's Lake state park. On our way we decided to take the Merrimac Ferry. Taylor loved it (as usual), but Shiva was not quite as sure. She watched the water as if it couldnt be trusted the whole way across. Blue… Continue reading Beach Day in a Boot
Now that summer is here we wanted to take her camping. Our first destination is Copper Falls. This is about a 4.5 hour drive from our house.Shiva did very well, but did not sleep a wink. She even used Nick's shoulder as a headrest!
I have been working this year on photographing people. My friends and family are kind enough to let me give it a whirl. I am not sure if this will ever be a profession, but I love giving them this gift. About a week ago I did my first maternity / family portrait session. We… Continue reading Frustrated, but learning…
When I had my learners permit and graduated drivers license I had many fun experiences with my dad. They range from him telling me to "stay between the lines, the lines are my friends" ....