Summer Vacation 2017 Part 2

Ever since our trip to Acadia National Park last year, we dreamed of going back...it was so incredibly beautiful. You experienced the best of two worlds...the ocean and the mountains. Besides, there were more trails we wanted to hike and carriage roads we wanted to bike. So, this year we headed back. On our first…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 1

This will forever be remembered as the vacation that almost wasn't. About a week and a half prior to our departure, we discovered our camper (not pictured) had some serious frame damage. This required some quick action (kind of a big deal for two people that thrive on advanced planning). Enter 'unplanned for' purchase: new…

The Last Hurrah (Or eating my way through the Twin Cities one last time.)

After five years of regular visits, we said our goodbyes to the Twin Cities. This past weekend, Reed (hubby), Alli (baby of the fam), Quinn (best dog ever), and I traveled to Minneapolis to help Logan (middle child) move out of his apartment. We got an early start, so a little caffeine was in order:…

I Don’t Want to Talk About Mental Illness

To be honest, I don’t really want to talk about mental illness.   I don’t want to talk about mood disorders, or psychotic disorders, or eating disorders, or personality disorders, or obsessive compulsive disorders, or addiction disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorders.   I don’t want to talk about any of them.   Nor do I really…

Just a Poem I Wrote (Because sometimes that’s what I do…)

Memories of My Childhood   Standing on tiptoe, my eyes search the dark recesses of the closet…   There it is.   I reach up, slide the box off the shelf, and crouch down.   Gently I place the box on the floor in front of me.   I peel back the cardboard flaps, somewhat…