I Left My Heart in San Francisco

It’s been over a month since my trip, and a lot (A LOT) has happened since then, but this post is important to me, and I decided better late than never!  (I’ll fill you in on the other stuff later.  I promise.) So, as I’d said, I lived in San Francisco from about 5th grade…

Save Me San Francisco

I haven’t been here in a while.  It’s pretty easy to slap up a happy go lucky blog post when things are going really great in my life, or when a nail polish goes horribly wrong.  But most of the time I suppose life is a messy conglomeration of disastrously wrong and gloriously right mixed in…

Things I Love About Grandma

My grandmother on Mom’s side passed away this morning.  She lived 98 full years, and I know she was ready to leave this world and be with Grandpa again.  She’d missed him so since he died a few years back. On their 77th wedding anniversary, my family created a book for them, with each branch…

Epiphanies: Part 1

Thought I’d post an update on my continued improvements and deep thoughts.  I saw the doctor for my follow-up appointment yesterday, and he says I’m healing nicely.  My stitches are out, and I’m going back to work Monday, with a little bit lighter schedule planned than normal. My pain is pretty minimal, just taking two…

Out of Control

My body is out of control.  I feel like whomever is in charge of it needs to get their sh*t together and teach it how to act.  Like when there is a toddler throwing a fit at Wal-mart, and you try not to be judgy, but the whole time you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow.  That thing’s owner needs…

I know I’ll never love this way again.

One year ago today my mom passed away.  I think I remember every single detail of that day, and I can’t believe it’s already been a year.  So much has happened to me in that year, and it’s crazy to think that my mother wasn’t there for it.  Except that I believe she was.  You know…

She Lived

Today would have been my mom’s 69th birthday.  I took off work, mostly because I had to work Saturday.  I didn’t consciously take off because it’s Mom’s birthday, but I think maybe The Universe was looking out for me. I decided the best thing to do to celebrate would be to eat the chocolatiest cake I…

To the Moon and Back

This is my first Mother’s Day since my mother died.  It’s been a rough few days for me.  I kind of didn’t expect it to be quite this hard.  I’ve been thinking about her a lot, feeling her presence, crying a lot. She used to always send me a card on Mother’s Day to thank me for…