Bent but not broken

Bent but not brokenBack in March, for those who have forgotten, life changed. I try not to dwell on the negative. I aim to find the rainbows in the storm... literally and figuratively. For the last seven months since the accident recovery has reminded me that sometimes life has to go at its own pace. You can't force your bones to mend. You can't rush the muscle strength. You do the things you should and hope for the best. Do your best. It's one of {keep reading}

Beautiful Brokenness

Beautiful BrokennessYears ago I was introduced to a singer/songwriter by the name of Karen Taylor Good. My mom and I heard her music and bawled... like you do... as so many of her songs hit us smack dab in the heartstrings. You've heard her work if you listen to country as Patty Loveless sang "How can I help you say goodbye", but you may be less familiar with some of her other work. We played On Angels Wings at my grandmothers funeral... I sometimes {keep reading}

I did a thing... and it may be crazy

I did a thing... and it may be crazyFor the last 6 weeks since the accident, I've been thinking about what kind of car I was going to get. Ok, maybe the last 5 weeks because that first week was mostly spent in the hospital and drugged up. I knew fairly quickly I was going to stay with the Infiniti. Let's face it, I was damn lucky but more than that, my Infiniti did its job really well protecting my giant and I from the unthinkable. I don't even {keep reading}

Drunk drivers and recovery

Drunk drivers and recoverySome of you may already know this because, well, you follow my Facebook. I should also warn that there may be graphic descriptions and images. I need to write this out. Consider yourself warned. Monday evening, March 12,2018. My son and I were hit by a drunk driver. WE ARE BOTH OK. I wanted that in caps because you don’t bury a lead like that. Everything could have been so much worse. I know that. My car is obviously totaled. My son {keep reading}

Slim Down Saturday- cooking for a crowd

Slim Down Saturday- cooking for a crowdI didn't post last week but not because of any particular reason. Just trying to figure out my new normal. Again. It's like just when you think you've got it all figured out, life smirks and screams PLOT TWIST. But we are all getting there. One day at a time. When I first started on ideal protein, the folks and I had an arrangement. Don't worry about meals for me and I'll still make dinner for you on the weekend as {keep reading}

The things we hang on to

It is a feeling of liberation mixed with sadness as I swept the last dead cricket out of my storage unit... a 10x30 space once filled to the brink with things I loved is now empty. Four years I've been hanging on to that storage unit and the things left … [Read more...]

Life Lessons – Part 1

Lately I've been avoiding the blinking cursor on a blank page.  Y'all know I go through spells of silence so that's not really new... but lately, I've been seeing life lessons in the strangest of places.. and the thought occurred to me that I could … [Read more...]

Captain America: Civil War – {A Slightly off kilter review}

It is no surprise that I'm a Marvel fan girl.  Definitely not as hard core as some, but a fan nonetheless.  So, when I was offered an opportunity to check out the latest installment in the Marvel Universe, Captain America: Civil War, I jumped at … [Read more...]

Thoughts from the train

Most of y'all know that I've got a new gig that I LOVE.  It does mean that I am working downtown... which has it's upsides... Like working from the rooftop patio during nice weather... And my view from my office space: It does have it's … [Read more...]

Time for me

I shared a bit the other day about an amazing women's retreat at camp connect and the revelations from that weekend will continue to unfold here periodically.  One of the things I realized during some of those quiet moments of contemplation was … [Read more...]

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