Mystery Shopper

I love to read! And I will read almost anything - biographies, romances, classics, self-helps, but my favorite genre, the one my little heart draws to every time, is mysteries! All kinds of mysteries, everything from cozy mysteries that are lighthearted, even comical, to heavy, edge-of-your-seat, heart-in-your-throat thrillers! But, recently, I've begun to wonder if, …

The Unwanted Post

I'll be honest. I did not want to write this post. I want to write happy posts, encouraging posts, posts that make you laugh or smile. Not this post. This is a stinky post. But, I told myself when I went into this, especially when I decided to share about my surgery, that I was …

Seasons of Life

November 4, 2015 I couldn't make it to the gym today, so I decided to take a walk through our neighborhood. I haven't really been able to do that in years! When we first moved in here about 17 years ago, I use to take walks with the kiddos all the time. But, same old …

6 Week Update

It's hard to believe six weeks have come and gone already since my surgery! Let me catch you up on what's been going on! The first five weeks is basically about letting your body become re-accustomed to food. As I mentioned in my last post, the first week was all clear liquids - water, crystal …

One Week Gone

September 16, 2015 Well, here we are, one week post-surgery! 6:45 a.m. loomed early for this non-morning person, but I was pumped and ready to go. Frankly, I was more nervous about them finding a vein for the IV than I was about the actual procedure! (My veins and I do not have a good …

How Did I Get HERE?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Tomorrow I am having Bariatric weight loss surgery! Those are 8 words I never dreamed I would say. It's not exactly something you dream of as a child. “When I grow up I want to be a race car driver, a ballerina, a Dallas Cowboy's cheerleader, and, oh, yeah, I want …