November 2012

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It’s not that I haven’t felt thankful.  But I am in a funk.  The holidays, the lack of sleep, the never-ending to-do list, the cleaning and laundry that I can’t seem to get a grip on, the emotions that vary from minute to minute.  Exhausting.  But today I choose to look back at this month

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Twenty weeks ago today my whole world changed.  My worst nightmare came true and I am still trying to wrap my brain around that fact.  As a family we are healing and learning to live this new life without one of our members.  The hole left by Sophia is as obvious today as it was

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They say timing is everything and I have to agree that it is very true in our life right now.  Having lost Sophia just 4 1/2 months ago still seems surreal but the distractions that have been thrown into our life since then were quite obviously just the way it was supposed to be. On

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Last weekend Mark did some work with the bees.  Then he got stung, again.  I lost count of how many times this makes long ago.  The swelling seems to get a bit worse each time. Local people:  We have several 8 oz bears for sale still.  $4.00 each for local raw honey.  Contact me asap

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::This morning I struggled, really struggled, to get out of bed at 4:50am to go to strength training class, finally mustered up the will but only because I know that I get tomorrow off. ::During conversation with dear husband found out that our health insurance premiums will likely go up yet again.  Possibly 18% more.

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Recently there has been a lot of extra discussion and prayer in our home about the state of the world. I won’t go into detail because I am pretty sure that we are not the only ones concerned and having these same conversations.  What we keep coming back to though is that in order to

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Overall I think I am doing OK most days, but sometimes, sometimes… ::I want to stay in bed and not have any responsibilities all day. ::I want to cry, a lot.  Ugly cry.  You know the kind. ::I just want to freak out at other parents when their bad parenting choices are really obvious because