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)

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

It’s not the journey…

This is going to be one of those day-by-day blogs, started early as I felt 100% positive that this jaunt would be worth documenting - and if not, well, just scroll quickly. As you know from previous posts, we've had this genius Barlow Break planned for months - leaving Friday, February 19th and returning two … Continue reading It’s not the journey…

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?

Internet Doctor, With Honors

I read it on Google.... WebMD said.... My friend thinks I.... There's a girl in at school/work/the gym... This is how we diagnose ourselves. It's slightly terrifying. It's even more terrifying as many folks stroll into their diploma-ed doctor' offices, armed with information pulled from non-diploma-ed sources and present their symptoms on a here's-some-bias silver … Continue reading Internet Doctor, With Honors

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.

Bingo!

The more I research, study, and educate myself on the behaviors of teens, the more I think a boarding school directly to college route makes sense. Ship them off to a far away land until they’re maybe twenty-five. I fantasize a marriage without teens. What would that be like? I say this as my husband … Continue reading Bingo!