I just got back to my office after my first ever official therapy session, which seems a bid odd to say considering the title of this blog. Ha! Clearly my “cheap version” isn’t quite hacking it anymore… no offense bloggie friends. 😉 Charlie and I actually met for a quick lunch first, which was really […]

Living in rural Colorado, it’s not often that we get a chance to dress up. However, exactly 2 months from today, one of my little sisters will be getting married in Ohio. We are used to pretty casual weddings here in Colorado (think outdoors on a mountain top sort of thing), so it’s actually pretty […]

Does anyone else have a sports obsessed partner? We honestly have sporting events on the TV so often that I now join things like Sweet 16 brackets and Fantasy Football leagues, just so I have something to cheer for when the games are on. 😂 Also, I was raised in MN (the Vikings were known […]

It’s either the best idea or the worst idea I’ve had in a long time… 😂

Emojis… love them or hate them, you’re hiding under a rock with your flip phone if you don’t know what they are at this point! Stella LOVES to text lines and lines of them to her grandmothers, and I’ve been known to insert an emoji (or 5) at the end of my messages pretty routinely […]

Did you know that only 10% of the world’s population is left handed? I googled that stat for this blog post, and I came across this article, which I found to be utterly fascinating! The study in it talks about the need for cooperation vs. competition, and how if we lived in a society that was […]

Our local school closes for the entire week of Thanksgiving, so this week is when the kids get to celebrate the holiday with their classmates. Today the parents (and grandparents) were invited to enjoy a lunch made entirely by the fifteen 3 and 4 year old kids in Stella’s class. My husband wasn’t able to […]

Today I reached out to therapists in the area to try to figure out who I wanted to book an appointment with. Nothing is scheduled yet, but I’m forcing myself to book something tomorrow. I’m honestly struggling with who to choose. I could pay $80/session to see a woman whose office is 1 block away […]

Behold, Stella’s latest drawing that she brought home from school today. Mom, did you know I made the green by mixing the yellow and the blue? And I mixed the red and blue to make the purple! And I put in rain drops, because you need the sun AND the rain to get a rainbow. […]

I grew up going to church every single Sunday. I went to Sunday School, Wednesday confirmation classes, week long overnight summer camps, etc. I even went to an ELCA Lutheran four year college for goodness sake. When I moved to Colorado, I went from living a life surrounded by ELCA Lutherans who held very similar […]

26 Days from now, Stella will turn 5. Holy crap. Last night she told her Dad that she wanted to make a birthday party invitation list, and this was on the table when I got home. It’s so crazy to realize my baby can do stuff like this now! (And yes, there are two Liams […]

I love these two, so dang much. Even on the days they drive me nuts, I try to always remember the years that I worried I would never have them in my life.

The past couple of weeks I have been nothing short of a wreck. My stress levels are through the roof, and thanks to that my emotions are over the top, and I have serious problems controlling them multiples times a day. After literally hanging up on a vendor and then bursting into tears at work […]

I went to bed crying, and I woke up crying. I wasn’t crying because my candidate didn’t win. I was crying because of my abject fear of the man who did and my shock & disgust with the people who supported him to get him there. Honestly, never before in my life have I felt […]

Two weeks ago today, my Mom went in to see her doctor for a routine, acute health issue, and while she was there, her doctor discovered something he found concerning. After the initial testing was completed and as he was about to tell her what he had found, my Mom told us that she had […]

I’m not sure what she wants shared here publicly on my blog yet, but my Mom is going in for a pretty big surgery this afternoon, and any and all prayers or well wishes or whatever you believe in are much appreciated. I’m hopeful we will know more tonight, but realistically I’m guessing it will […]

Mom, I want to write like you, okay? Can I type next? Sure kid, I don’t have the energy to write today anyway… #lazysunday #sleepysunday #downwithdaylightsavingstime

Last year I went to the movie Inside Out with my kids and sobbed my heart out. You see, there’s a scene where the main character’s imaginary childhood friend falls into the Memory Dump, aka where forgotten memories go to die. There is a chance for he and Joy to get out, but he sacrifices himself so […]

The prompt for today asked which fall shows should be cancelled already, and honestly, the only two new shows we started watching this fall are so freakin’ incredible that I decided to write about that instead! 🙂 This Is Us Oh ’em frickin’ G. This show. I cry at some point during EVERY.SINGLE.EPISODE. Sounds like an […]

The blogging prompt for today that I saw was the following: If you could be completely honest with no regrets, what would you say and to whom? Um, there is a lot I could write in response to that, but not when I’m putting it out there on the world wide web for all to […]

Oh how I detest writing updates that basically say I haven’t done shit with my goals, but that’s the truth, and so on day 2 of #NaBloPoMo, that’s what I’m writing in this space. On the upside, I’ve been pretty good the last few weeks about not spiraling out of control with my nutrition choices. […]

Try as I may, it’s been months since I’ve been able to get back into the habit of writing here consistently. I saw an old blog friend post on FB today about her decision to join #NaBloPoMo this month and thought to heck with it, why not try? I have a million thoughts swirling around […]

Okay folks, if you follow me on MyFitnessPal, then you’ve seen that I’m working on getting back into logging my calories and toeing the line for my nutrition. I really like the 21 Day Fix containers because they have taught me a lot about how to get in the right ballpark of macros and calories […]

First off, Stella is okay, but…  ***** Those are definitely six words you don’t want to hear at the start of a phone call from the school nurse. A good URL turned IRL friend of mine wrote this post on Monday about one of the horrible games she remembered being forced to be a part of […]

More often than not, I feel like I’m not doing “enough” as a parent. I suppose that is a highly subjective statement, but there are many times I put another show on for the kids so I can finish that last bit of work, or I “mmmhmmm” my way through another story because I’m finishing […]