Family, Healthy Lifestyle, Struggles

The Month of Cake, Cake, Cake and Pie

In my family, September is known as the month of cake, cake, cake and pie. We have four birthdays in the month, and those are just the ones in our immediate family. If you count aunts, uncles, grandparents and anniversaries, the month is packed. We start out in grand style, with my birthday coming first.… Continue reading The Month of Cake, Cake, Cake and Pie

Healthy Lifestyle, Struggles

Reviving the Blog

I haven't posted much lately. Or at all. I haven't had a lot to say. My health routine fell by the wayside, and I've been battling an almost crippling fatigue. Turns out, the two things are related. In a strange twist of events, the kind that only God can bring about, I got a trip… Continue reading Reviving the Blog

Get Moving, Getting Real, Struggles

Checking in 11/17/2013

I'm not sure why getting a little exercise is such a chore for me. I'm not a fan of heat, and I'm not a fan of sweating. I'm sure that has something to do with it. I've been diagnosed as having anxiety disorder, and when that raises its ugly little head (which it does without… Continue reading Checking in 11/17/2013

Family, Personal, Struggles, Trust

The Brightest Light

I've been in a slump lately -- and by lately, I mean since 2004. Or 2000. Or 1996, depending on which of my old journals you happen to be reading. I've known for a while that I've been in a slump. Everything has been so difficult. I have no physical energy. I have no creative… Continue reading The Brightest Light

Getting Real, Struggles, Today's Progress

Um …. Yearly Check-in?

Okay. It's been a while. The good news is that even though I gained a few pounds, I've lost almost all of them again, so I'm hovering right around -110. Okay! 107. Fine. I'll admit it. But I'm back, and that's good, right? Yes. That's good. Had a busy day today, but I still managed… Continue reading Um …. Yearly Check-in?

Florida or Bust, Struggles

Counting Down …. 9 Days to Go

As you probably all know by now, we've made the decision to move to Florida. It's a no-brainer in some ways -- the chance to be closer to Vanessa, Ian and the kids. The chance to have a fresh start. I'm almost giddy over the chance to leave behind the most painful memories of my… Continue reading Counting Down …. 9 Days to Go


Struck by Lightning

Having a bit of a struggle the past couple of days after getting an unexpected termination of lease notice, which means we have to be out of our place by October 23 and we (so far) have no idea where we're going. Luckily, we've created a foolproof atmosphere -- no snacks around except sugar-free pudding… Continue reading Struck by Lightning