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The Death of a Neighbor
Published on Friday, March 6, 2009 by Our neighbor Janie was one spunky lady.  She was mowing her own lawn at 80 years old, and fussing that "our woodpecker" was putting holes in her tree.  Of course, there was a telltale twinkle in her eye as she announced this.  She never turned away my children when they came to visit her.  She would invite them in for tea and homemade cookies, and call hello wh...
Mother Nature’s Surprise
Published on Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Today we had up to 40 mph winds.  My only worry was how seriously huge my hair was getting by the end of the day.  But when I got home, I found there was a bit more to think about.  Let's see.  Insurance. Deductible. I could never afford to replace a shed. Cutting up a tree.  DEDUCTIBLE...  Did I mention cutting up a tree? Hmmm, and about the giant HOLE going t...
Crying over Spilled Milk
Published on Thursday, January 29, 2009 by Yesterday, timing was everything. I had to feed my son and get him to scouts by six. I had 45 minutes for these two important tasks, including drive time.  Isn't this when the most unexpected happens?  My unexpected was an entire gallon of milk.  A gallon of milk that had fallen over.  A gallon of milk whose weight forced the cap off.  A gallon of milk that po...
Today I got Botox!
Published on Thursday, January 22, 2009 by Today I got myself some Botox Injections... but not where you think!  I have gastroparesis.  Simply put, my stomach does not work anymore, thus the name, "paralyzed stomach."  Long story short - if you attempt to eat, the food sits in your stomach and begins to hurt.  You feel like you have morning sickness all day, and you begin to look at food as something pa...
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