History on Fire

2019-04-16 History on Fire

I have never been to Paris, but it is on my bucket list, along with so many other cities around the world.  I have family vacation destinations planned for our family every summer from now until 2029 (anyone who knows me personally will laugh and say “of course”) and the trips when my kids are high school and college-aged include Europe. Continue reading

Reliving a Moment

2019-04-02 Reliving a Moment

The other night, Ger and I were lounging around after watching a not-so-good movie.  It ended with a predictable “boy and girl get back together and decide to get married” moment.  We both thought it would have been much more interesting if the girl had walked away from the relationship, but that likely doesn’t make for a satisfying ending for viewers.  Much better that hearts not be broken, and everything is tied up with a bow and a large engagement ring, right? Continue reading

The Day That Should Be Hers

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The day crept up.  Stealth-like.  Amid fatigue, snow days, and household winter illnesses, I looked at the calendar and realized that it was February 12th.  The day that we found out that Iris had no heartbeat.  After 14 hours of labor, she was born on February 13th at 7:42 am. Continue reading

A Winter Slip

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The past few weeks of winter have been brutal.  Illnesses continues to circulate my house, though leave me untouched.  A snow day, followed by two days where temperatures plunged to -50F left school cancelled and us juggling the kids at home.  My only hope at remaining sane as winter stretches on is that the groundhog did not see his shadow, so spring is around the corner, right? Continue reading