Cast Your Vote

Today is election day. Presidential election day. This is always important. But, more than that it's Presidential election day 2020. Something about that, about 2020, has made everything seem more important, more urgent, hasn't it? And it is important. I hope you vote. I hope you pray. But, more than that, I hope you realize …

The Lap Dog

I have a 12 pound bundle of joy in my life. Big brown eyes that will melt your heart – covered with white and silver fur... Oh, and let's not forget his adorable curly tail. His name is Tucker and he's a three-year old Morkie. (Maltese/Yorkie mix, for those of you unfamiliar with the term.) …

The Diaper Bag Miracle

Sarah sat at her desk staring at the gift catalog that lay open in front of her. In the background, Herbie the Elf proudly proclaimed he was “I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T” while Rudolph eagerly added his assent.

Remembering September

Most people, when they think of renewed life, think of Spring - the green grass, the budding flowers, the April showers. But, in the last several years September has, for me, come to represent a month of personal life renewal. I shared with you in my last post the celebration of my "sleeve-a-versary". Ninety-three pounds …

The Spare Tire

“Oh Great! Just what I needed when I'm already late!” Samantha cried. “A flat tire.” She had no idea how to change a tire. She was pretty sure Dad had tried to teach her once, but, as usual, she paid no attention. Besides, she was in her good work clothes and was wearing her new Jimmy Choo's on her feet! There was no way she was getting down on that road to change a tire!

The Accident

I was laid on the long, silver stretcher. They strapped me in, securing my neck and arms so I wouldn't move and damage my spine any further. I was covered in layer after cotton-y layer of warm blankets - the first comforting moment in this little mini-nightmare I seemed to be having - and we headed for the ambulance.

Back to Square One

This past Saturday, September 9, was my two-year "sleeve-aversary" - the anniversary of my bariatric sleeve surgery. This, I confess, is hard for me to fathom. It has truly been a journey, an adventure, and a life-changing one. When people hear "weight-loss surgery" I'm sure they think that's all it is, that's what it's all …