Current To-Read Pile

Pictured: my latest library haul. The day after I picked them up, I had to laugh at how on-the-nose this selection of books is for me: 1) A memoir by a woman whose mother had dementia. 2) Coping with Crohn’s Disease, aka my entire life’s goal (that I’m failing pretty hard at lately). 3) A self-help…

Another Ramble

Today I went to a 5-year-old’s birthday party and it wore me out! I didn’t even do much running around with the kids.. just standing talking to the adults for a couple of hours did it for me. My super-low energy levels are bumming me out. I also went grocery shopping, but it was only about a half…

Early Evenings

Can I be real with y’all for a second? Lately, I feel worn out and worn down; swinging between sad and apathetic. As much as I love the Fall, this year I can feel that the early evenings are having a stronger effect on me than they have in years past. Have any of you had…

Angela Lansbury’s 91st Birthday

Today is Angela Lansbury’s 91st birthday! Mrs. Lansbury is an inspiration. Elegant, kind-hearted, talented, and classy. I love her. Of course, she sings the theme song of my favorite Disney princess movie as well as the delightfully motherly Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, but I adore her mostly because of her role in Murder, She…

KATIE & MARK ARE MARRIED!

Mark and Katie got married today!!! The ceremony was like a fairy tale and I cried several times. The reception was a party! I’m so excited for Katie and Mark. They complement each other well and are a great example of true, supportive love. Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness together ❤ Some of…

Riding in Cars With Dogs 

Mia is funny. She gets SO excited about riding in the car, but after about two minutes she starts feeling anxious. She paces in the back seat and whines nervously for the rest of the drive. It’s super annoying, haha. But I get it. I feel anxious when I’m out of control, too!  I know…

Tug-of-War

Today was really, really good because I got to spend time with a lot of people that I love. My parents are back in town for a little bit (!!) so we had a special a daughter-parent lunch date. I don’t get to spend time with just the two of them and me very often. Then this…