so so many gratitudes.

It's Thanksgiving morning and I just woke from a long-ish winter's nap (five or so hours?) and I'm sitting here next to a snoring Wonderpup and we are all wrapped up in our toastys because it's actually cold this morning (I love it when cold holidays actually are - never a sure thing in Alabama,... Continue Reading →


Christmas at our house was really wonderful for the most part, as I've already shared. And, after I posted, Christmas morning was amazing too: After that, my husband and I started preparing for our oldest daughter to return home, and, as could have been predicted,  that was not without drama and heartache: She did not... Continue Reading →

makin’ plans for 2018

As you know if you've even glanced at any of my recent blogs, I am super stoked for Christmas. In fact, Miracle on 34th Street is playing in the background as I write.  I can't wait! But, today, I'm also thinking a bit beyond Christmas joy for a minute to 2018 and doing some goal... Continue Reading →


This Erma Bombeck essay from years ago has been on my heart for the past several weeks since our friend Ryan passed away so unexpectedly. I think it is because a month or so before he got sick, he and I had messaged about getting our families together for an evening and I just never... Continue Reading →

the good stuff

With all the heaviness and challenges and hard things lately, the autoimmune hippie is looking a little gloomy and that just won’t do so it’s time for a fresh list of the recent good stuff (and I am so incredibly blessed that there is plenty of that too ❤️): I got to see Foo Fighters... Continue Reading →

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