27 02, 2014

Day 119: Work Hard.

By |February 27th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Kai and I both have a lot we've been working on and we've been working hard. That effort is starting to pay off and I can't tell you the mixture of emotions that gives me. I'm relieved and excited and content and tired and stressed and freaking happy. I love when hard work and perseverance

26 02, 2014

Day 118: New ‘Do.

By |February 26th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Ok so maybe it wasn't the big deal I made it out to be yesterday. I got some purple streaks, brightened up some of my natural red, and got a ton of hair chopped off. Probably more than half of my hair is gone between the cut and thinning it out and it was so

25 02, 2014

Day 117: Not My Concern.

By |February 25th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

The photo has nothing to do with the post because I handed my post it note to Kai and asked him to take the photo for me really quick. His interpretation cracks me up! I've always been fascinated and uncomfortable by people who are more expressive with their appearance. Tattoos, piercings, wildly colored hair. I

24 02, 2014

Day 116: Reassurance.

By |February 24th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I'm pretty crunchy. I'm sure you've noticed. As much as I feel like we rely way too much on doctors and pills, I also totally feel like there is a time to let a cold run it's course and a time to go in and check things out. We took Gus in because something just

23 02, 2014

Day 115: Control.

By |February 23rd, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. During my teen years, just before and after I was raped, I struggled with what they call atypical anorexia nervosa. Atypical because while I did lose a significant amount of weight I never lost enough weight to worry anyone and never exhibited the emaciated appearance that is

22 02, 2014

Day 114: Mommy Wars and Me.

By |February 22nd, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Being a parent is hard. We all know this. There are a thousand upbeat blogs and a thousand sarcastic ones devoted to the difficulties of parenthood. There are a thousand more devoted to mommy wars. And I'm sick of all of them. For the most part I just do what works best for me and

21 02, 2014

Day 113: Rainboots and Thundersnow.

By |February 21st, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

With the slightly warmer weather came some massive snow melting and I was so ecstatic that I immediately ordered some rainboots I've had my eye on for a few years. Yes, years. They finally came on the very day we had what the weather people were referring to as "thundersnow." It's just as stupid as

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20 02, 2014

Day 112: Bob.

By |February 20th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Yesterday was my step-dad Bob's birthday as well! I'm so thankful to have him in my life. He has been a wonderful addition to our family and he makes my mom so happy. I love his sense of humor and especially that we share a love of terrible jokes, his ability to keep me out

19 02, 2014

Day 111: Everyone Should Have A Deborah.

By |February 19th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

It's my sister's birthday today! <You'll be feeling deja vu again and again and again and again because I have five sisters.> Deborah is my only Deborah and my only sister who is brown-eyed and left-handed. We take after our mom that way and I love that we get to share that. I love her

18 02, 2014

Day 110: Fresh.

By |February 18th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

This photo was taken yesterday when it was in the 30s. But today... oh today.. It was 50° today! If you live in the Midwest you know that this is a huge deal. Tears were shed as we crawled out of our caves and felt the sun shine on our pale, frozen faces. It was