ella home so soon.

Ella became official today with the signing of her papers and 32 hours after entering the hospital my sister in law and brother arrived home with her. Amazing how fast it all happens. But I also have to say this. My sister in law is AMAZING. She is in amazing shape and has amazing serenity…

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ella grant

**Squeee** Ella Grant was born today!  She joined us here in the world and is utterly perfect. Lexi is happy to be a big sister – as long as we are not trying to talk to her about it when she watches Dora! It has been a long day and Lexi and I are both…

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Compromise

I used to think that love conquered all – it is a cliche I know – to love someone but not be BE in love with them; I just need to love myself more right now (that sounds cliche too). Compromise is a funny thing. When someone says, “compromise” I think of it as a…

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Best kind of tired.

BODY: I am utterly wiped out tonight but it is the best kind of tired ever. Remember when you were a kid and spent the whole day at the beach, in the water almost all day and you came home feeling waterlogged by the water and toasted from being in the sun all day but…

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Opposites.

Sometimes opposites really do attract. Sometimes it is not just attraction; it is a deeper understanding. Sometimes it’s not understanding at all but just attraction and acceptance. People are complex. Luckily we are complex in good ways as often as we can be complex in bad ways. Let’s take attraction and acceptance first. My husband…

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Insurance.

Today started out OK for a Monday, progressed to a nice lunch with a co-worker and ended with me feeling angry. I am angry at the way things seem to be going at work; that I got yet another certain type of project at work. All I will say is that when I started this…

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Disconnected.

BODY: Today I went to a birthday lunch with my neighbor across the street and two of her girlfriends. We have been friendly with her and her husband since we moved in and I thought it was nice of her husband to include me in the plans. As I sat there at lunch and listened…

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Good Day.

I wish days like this would last forever. It was an absolutely perfect day. Not one, not two, but THREE long walks with Marley and a neighborhood that was alive with spring! We live less than a block away from a baseball field and playgorund and today was Opening Day for both the Major and…

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Purse Strings.

It seems the economy is effecting everyone a little more close to home these days and we are no exception. We have had some changes in our finances quite recently that we are starting to really feel. Luckily, we both still have our jobs. We sat down Saturday to work through the numbers and create…

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Takes my breath away.

Sometimes I just get so blindsided by the fact that I will never have a daugher (or a son) that I don’t know what to do with the emotion. Whenever I feel this way I can spend hours looking at photos (or visiting) with my neice. Sometimes it makes it easier and sometimes it makes…

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