I woke up with a migraine today. It was like someone taking a very long nail, and twisting it slowly into my skull. I was mad about it. After nearly two weeks of dealing with human metapneumovirus with a co-infection with bacterial pneumonia (NOT coronavirus—thank you so much for saving my sanity, Bob!), just ONCE, I wanted to wake up, take a deep breath and … Continue reading That kind of bad day that changes you a little in a good way
All it takes to change a person’s day, a person’s vacation, a person’s heart, a person’s life, is kindness. Continue reading It’s nice to be reminded that there are awesome people in the world
Last week was one of the best weeks of my life!!! So, the story goes—about a year ago, I started dreaming about Disneyland, literally, but every time I’d get to the gate, something would go wrong and I couldn’t get through. It was so frustrating! So when I finally, actually stepped through the gate on Monday, February 24th, and onto Disney’s Main Street, tears filled … Continue reading The Happiest Place on Earth
I made it to the Provo City Center Temple yesterday! This temple feels like home to me, and looks like something out of a fairytale. You know… I don’t know if anybody else does this, but… I’m very good at viciously beating myself up over things. At this acquired skill, I am the master. Every flaw, every shortcoming—trust me, I am well aware of them … Continue reading Your Best is Enough
Paul and I made it to the temple on Tuesday! YAY!!! I came home totally renewed. A feeling of melancholy that had been hanging over me, was lifted. There is just so much *hope* there, and light. An interesting thing happened to Paul and me there. We were approached by a lady who said, “You two are just so cute!” Paul and I had been … Continue reading The Bert to my Ernie
Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve, after the children had gone to bed and Santa had visited, I found myself dog tired. Dog. Tired. I took a few pictures of the wonderous scene of toys and gadgets that Santa had left for us, and took a deep breath in an attempt to breathe in the moment and hold it in my heart for a … Continue reading On Christmas Eve
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y’ALL! 🎉 Did you know that not only is this year 2020—the start of a whole new decade of possibilities—but it’s also *leap* year?? How cool is that? I can’t fully explain *why* but, that just lights a fire in me! And now, one of my goals for this new, fantastic year, is to finish the first draft of my second novel, … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR! A Mighty Welcome to Year 2020!