An ER Adventure

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This post contains affiliate links.  If you make any purchase at Amazon after clicking one of my links, I receive a small percentage at no cost to you.  Thanks for supporting our family!   One of my goals for 2017 was to avoid the emergency room (#4 on the list).  Welp.  Last week I failed […]

The House Sitchiation


“So have you moved yet?” “Are you all packed up?” “How do you feel about the big move?” No, no, and I’m not sure. To recap, we found the holy grail of a handicap accessible home that had more than two bedrooms and was mostly in our price range.  So we sold our house this […]

I'm Baaaaaaack!


  Last year I committed to the Write 31 Days movement, and this year I want to try it again.  Although I didn’t manage to write for 31 Days in 2016, I did write much more consistently.  Last year I chose the theme of “Happiness.”  (Here is a list of all the Happiness posts, in […]


We’ve been busy summer-ing, and there hasn’t been much opportunity to write.  Although I miss it, summer-ing has its own set of perks.  It’s turned out to be a gem of a summer. For the past few months, Cee has had little pain and stiffness.  Sure, there’s no cartilage in her hips, so her gait […]

How I Met My Frog

    Do you know the Frog and Toad books?  Toad is a worrier.  Sort of crotchety.  In the Arnold Lobel Personality Test, I lean more Toad.  Cautious.  Practical.  Wart-y. Click over to Everyday Ediths for the whole story.  And a chuckle.       *This post contains affiliate links.  If you order something from Amazon after […]

The Lolly Awards:  Laughing Our Way Through Picture Books


With selling the house and a long rough patch with Cee’s illness, it’s all about keeping things light these days. (What’s a “Lolly?”  It’s an award we invented for the funniest of the funny books we discovered this summer.)   7. The Lolly for Best Comic goes to… Calvin and Hobbes There’s a scene where Calvin […]

MSB {35}:  Soil and the Thorns of Suffering

This blurry-ish picture is courtesy of Cee for My Sunday Best.  I’m wearing my favorite Lularoe Carly. And here’s the rest of the crew: That about sums it up.     Every week, I go into Mass expecting to get a little note from God.  (The readings used by the Catholic Church are pre-set.  The Catholics […]

Big Deals Big Deal

So.  Prime Day.  It’s a big deal.   We don’t have Amazon Prime, so I’m not sure I understand the deets.  But if I had to describe it, I’d say it’s a super exclusive purchase club, even cooler than Sam’s Club or Costco, where you get special access to unicorns and rainbows right from your […]

MSB {34}:  In or Out?  The Big Mass Question


  I got a new dress for My Sunday Best this week!  Lands’ End offers new prints and colors of their fit and flare dress every year, but I refuse to pay full price.  I watch their website like a hawk, waiting to add a new dress to my rotation if they offer the perfect storm […]

The Doctor Dating Game

    David and I value loyalty, and whether or not it’s misguided, we feel some loyalty to the pediatric rheumatologist who diagnosed and has been treating Cee.  But he’s basically said that there isn’t anything else that he can offer.  When I messaged his nurse to say we were looking at our options as […]