How I Survived My Adult Tonsillectomy

tonsillectomy adenoidectomy

Three weeks ago I had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Much to my surprise, I’ve had people ask me to write a blog post full of TMI and the gritty details of recovering from an adult tonsillectomy. So here’s the full story…you may want to skip this post if you have a weak stomach. I feel […]


Flashback Friday: “Flood” by They Might Be Giants

they might be giants flood album

Last week, Rosie and I roadtripped down to California. As is a necessity with any long car ride, you have to have a great roadtrip playlist. Since I updated my iPhone to iOS7, the shuffle function is wonky when I connect it to my car’s stereo system. Songs were playing by artist in clusters, and […]


Wordless Wednesday: Four Days in Michigan


Flashback Friday: “Right Here, Right Now” by Jesus Jones

right here right now jesus jones

Earlier this month, my daughter and I were talking about historical events I clearly remember from my childhood. We talked about the Challenger disaster, the student massacre in Tiananmen Square, Magic Johnson and the publicization of HIV and AIDS, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Because my brother’s family lives in Germany, we talked […]


Wordless Wednesday: Sunrise in Virgin River Gorge


I’m Moving to Michigan

Last night I updated my Facebook status, and mentioned our family’s move to Michigan at the end of the post. The general reply? “Whaaaat? No! You’re Moving? Did I miss your announcement?!?” Although I’ve been talking about our upcoming move for several months, I guess it’s never been official because I didn’t make a big […]


Flashback Friday: “Unbelievable” by EMF

emf unbelievable album

There are some songs that come onto the radio and I can’t help but groove in my seat (or do a little dance if I’m driving) and sing along. From the first “Ohhhhh!” and rhythmic cowbell thunking, I know it’s time to groove. One of the biggest hits of 1990/1991, and still gets me pumped […]


Wordless Wednesday: Tahigaus Beach


Product Review: Free Country Swimwear

free country racerback tankini

One of the most exciting parts of losing weight is selecting new styles of clothes to wear that you wouldn’t dare try on before. A 2-piece swimsuit was one I dared to try this summer. I was contacted by Free Country to choose a some swimwear to review on my blog, and it was the […]


Not Myself

Suppose I said I am on my best behavior And there are times I lose my worried mind Would you want me when I’m not myself? Wait it out while I am someone else? Suppose I said Colors change for no good reason And words will go From poetry to proseĀ  And I, in time, […]