Thank you to all of you who have served or are currently serving in the military. Much respect and gratitude to you for your commitment and sacrifice. Happy Veteran's Day.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Monday, November 03, 2014
So I know all you people that went to big Division I schools are used to seeing your alma mater's logo splashed all over the place. Those of us who went to the University of Idaho, however, are not. So it was a nice thing to see in the rat race this morning. Go Vandals!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
These flaws are my badges, and I wear them proudly, for the things I have done to earn them have made me the woman I am.
I earned my gray hairs through worrying about my family and through trying to be a good mom, wife, person.
I earned the hardware in my neck, and my stiff and sore back, by choosing a life path that involves taking the best care I can of my family and my patients, and forgetting to take care of myself.
I earned my stretch marks by carrying amazing children, who have taught me about what's really important in life and who I love more fiercely than I ever imagined possible.
I earned my wrinkles through 40 years of mostly smiling and laughing, and a little crying, and a lot of sunshine and some wind in my face.
I earned my extra 5 pounds by realizing life's too short to pass on pancakes for dinner or ice cream for no reason at all, and by admitting a morning snuggle beats the crap out of running any day.
I earned my baggage through a relentless, but futile, quest to become some superhuman version of who I thought I should be, or who somebody else thought I should be, through ridiculous goals and expectations and not cutting myself any slack.
And I earned contentment and peace this morning -my birthday gift to me - by appreciating all I have and all I have accomplished, and by deciding to focus more on loving myself and less on changing myself.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Friday, May 02, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Conversation with Kyle on the way to school this morning:
Me: "Wow, Buddy, you stink. Did you fart?"
Kyle: "I don't think so..."
Me: "Well is it your breath?"
Kyle: (breathes into hand, sniffs) "Oh, god."
Me: "Good grief. Let me see if I have a mint or some gum or something." (rifling through my newly streamlined purse, and finding only Tums)
Kyle: "Or maybe it's this chicken salad" (pulls a large container of some type of food substance, with the lid slightly dislodged, out of his backpack)
Me: "Gross. How long has that been in there?"
Kyle: "Since Friday."
Saturday, April 26, 2014
A week or so ago, I posted a picture of the chip dip where Kyle had "put it back." Imagine my dismay upon returning home today after running errands to find this:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
... Having been without my Zantac 150 for the last two days, I find myself in the Walgreens parking lot, fumbling around in the bag and ripping the seal off the bottle like a junkie, and gobbling a few of one of the two kinds of antacids I just bought. Along with more Zantac. FML.