the long goodbye…we will survive

How do you even begin to say goodbye? That is a question that has been running through my mind today, as we say a final goodbye to my sister-in-law Brenda. Today was the day of her burial, after her sudden loss in the beginning of February. With the burial complete, we are closing one chapter … Continue reading the long goodbye…we will survive

Wallpapering fog…

Well, today did not go as planned... I let my bedtime routine get messed up last night, and as a result I forgot my meds. As a result I did not sleep worth crap. I finally realised my error around 3 a.m. After some prompting from Lynn I took them then headed back to bed … Continue reading Wallpapering fog…

Suicide vs suicidal; Thankful for friends who break the stigma of suicide and mental illness.

With the weather warming up and the sun shining, it feels like we have finally entered spring proper. The weather in this area has been nasty over the past couple of weeks. Wind storms. Snow. Things have definitely been unsettled, but things seem to have turned a corner. Nothing is permanent. Not the weather, not … Continue reading Suicide vs suicidal; Thankful for friends who break the stigma of suicide and mental illness.

Paying off.

My hard work is paying off. I had an appointment with a nurse in my clinic who specializes in weight management. According to her machine, since I saw her last in the beginning of March, I am down 6 lbs, but have lost 12lbs of fat and gained 6lbs of lean muscle mass. Considering the … Continue reading Paying off.


Good news, the ankle is feeling somewhat better. Bad news, weather has gone to crap. Oh well, I can handle a bit of wet weather. At least I can walk without pain. That said, I'm thinking that I may be able to get back into my workout routine in another 24 hours. I will be … Continue reading Downtime

Beginning a new journey…

To say the least, I'm nervous. I registered for my first course in the Bachelor of Arts English degree program through Augustana University yesterday. The program I selected is a four year degree program done through distance learning and I will be starting it September 1. Being realistic though, I know there is slim to … Continue reading Beginning a new journey…

Happy Easter!

From my family to yours, I wish you a happy Easter. Aside from being a bit stiff and sore today for some reason, today has been a good day. We had our Easter Sunday service at church, and then continued the fellowship with a group of church friends at one of the local restaurants. This … Continue reading Happy Easter!