I have been exceedingly lucky in my life in a few areas (the lottery was not one of them). One of those areas is in my health and the health of my close friends and family. Death seems like one of those things that happens to other people. I can think my genes and my friend’s general good nature and decision making for some of this. And God.

One of my good friends just lost his mom and father in about a 9 month period. It’s hit home with me really hard just seeing him deal with this. He’s an internalizer so you would never know how he’s really feeling except for a second but I can’t imagine what that must feel like. We will all know this feeling one day but that day can never be too soon. I’ve had my sister for the last 30 years (almost) and my mom for almost 36. I can’t imagine not having 60 years more with either of them.

So take a second out of your day and be thankful for your loved ones.

Nap Time…

is my favorite time of day. I have time to get things done without the toddler in the way..and sometimes watching that toddler sleep IS my favorite part of the day. She seems to have taken a note from God because some Sundays she will nap for 3 or 4 hours (her normal is 2).



Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see what this year has ahead – hopefully for me, it’s more sleep and more downtime from work – and LESS weight on my body. Let’s get it going!