Shoot me a 5(oh)

Pre-blog disclaimer: This is about turning 50. There was a time in my life that I really didn't think I would make it all the way to 50 - which means I feel like posting this four days prior is a serious test of karma. If the ship goes down sometime between now and then … Continue reading Shoot me a 5(oh)

How’d I Get Here? Further After.

Third (and hopefully final) piece in the adventures of my mother and, as we now call it, her vacation. The first two editions of this can be found here and here. I should probably apologize for not posting a follow up to the health adventure we went on with my mother starting in August 2020 … Continue reading How’d I Get Here? Further After.

I am not throwin’ away my shot

I got the phone call. I never thought I'd feel emotional over a phone call. I'd been conditioning my family for weeks to answer every call. I know, I know, I said, it probably IS just a warning about our car's expiring warranty. But, it could also be the call we'd been waiting for - … Continue reading I am not throwin’ away my shot

I Didn’t Know

Referring back to a topic I’ve touched on before... meh!...those moments of parenting when you realize a milestone has slipped by you right when you didn't ask for it. I didn’t know - a common start to the statement applied to a coming end to a piece of the parenting pie. I didn’t know it’d … Continue reading I Didn’t Know

We’ll get it right, eventually.

There's still time to get it right, right? I mean, we're closing in on a year since our world was completely upended - no big deal that just about eleven months in, we're still having hiccups here and there, right? We've still got time to pull it together and really start nailing this whole pandemic … Continue reading We’ll get it right, eventually.

What’s in the box?

For those who've already lost track of my 2021 plans (What the shite? Really? It's only February and you've lost track of my resolutions?), one fairly large chunk is to see if there is a book somewhere inside of me. I have found a lot of joy in getting back to writing regularly. And by … Continue reading What’s in the box?

Seasons of Change

Bruised knee, 1; Jyl, 0. Such an odd holiday season this year! I had some time alone while Rich and the kids were out to dinner with his mother - and while it was truly only a few hours, I think because it was Christmas Eve and not our typical 'pre-Christmas night,' the idea of … Continue reading Seasons of Change

Kinder. Gentler. Comfier.

Anyone feeling completely and totally wiped out this week? I think we hit our wall at 5pm last Friday when, in our house, winter break officially started. Rich and I are super fortunate to work for company that shuts down Christmas week - and, of course, Zack is now free of 2020's crazy where-am-doing-school merry … Continue reading Kinder. Gentler. Comfier.