Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and are settling back in after a hopefully long weekend.

I feel like I saw even less online about Thanksgiving this year, just more and more on Black Friday and shop early… and of course Christmas.

I did my best to stave off all things Christmas until following Thanksgiving, but I think I’ll let Thanksgiving hang on a little longer and share just a few things I’m thankful for this year:

  • The health of my loved ones, this year was rough on the family from start to finish when it came to medical emergencies
  • My loving, supportive husband
  • The technology that makes communicating with others easier
  • The ability to travel
  • Our beautiful new home
  • Plenty of healthy food
  • My career growth
  • Friends both online and offline

There are so many things and people to be thankful for, I am truly blessed.

Over the weekend the Christmas switch was able to be flipped and we began decorating the new house, making plans and listening to Christmas music.

How was your Thanksgiving?


Since this is probably the last blog I’ll post before Thanksgiving so I figured I would take a moment to share a couple of the things I’m thankful for this year.

1. My wonderful husband

2. Good health

3. Family far and near Continue reading

Thanksgiving Thoughts from My Husband

Last week, I was felled by a migraine. It started as just a headache while I was at the office but got progressively worse, by the time I got home, the nausea, light/sound/smell sensitivity had hit and I knew I was done for. I took a single Advil, put on sweatpants and laid down on the couch. I had let Brad know that my headache was now migraine. When he got home from work he came in quietly and kept the light off. Then he snuggled up on the couch with me and just held me.

Brad does a lot for me. He saved my life probably more than once. As I laid there waiting for the migraine to subside, I was thankful to have found and married such as wonderful man.

He’s not too bad to look at either 😉

I’ve been trying to get him to write a blog post for me occasionally, but he continues to decline. Then I found Samantha’s Blogger Men Tell All link up where she provides themed prompt questions and blogger husbands, fiances, boyfriends or male friends/relatives answer the questions. I sent this week’s set to Brad and he answered them below, my commentary will appear in [brackets] Continue reading

[Blue] Friday Five: Questions and Round Up

Blue Fridays are about diabetes awareness. So for Diabetes Awareness month, my Friday posts are all about diabetes. Like last week.

If you don’t have diabetes, there are probably a lot of things that you don’t think about. So I ask you:

1. When was the last time you saw your own blood? 

I saw mine minutes ago when I checked my blood sugar. I see my own blood approximately 8 to 10 times every day.

2. How often do you go to the doctor? And, how many doctors do you have?

This is kind of a loaded question for anyone who doesn’t have a chronic health condition. My healthcare team is made up of a bunch of professionals, with 7 key players. I go to about 6 regular-type doctor’s appointments per year and have various labwork done at least twice a year, but this year I’m looking at eight visits to the lab.

3. Can you give yourself a shot? Continue reading

You’re Allowed to Have Bad Day

It seemed that a lot of my friends were having a rough go of it today. My heart goes out to you all for everything you’re dealing with today.

I recently heard someone say that they were taught that you’re allowed to have a bad day, but you’re not entitled to ruin anyone else’s. I really liked that. And it seemed that a lot of you, my dear friends, are dealing with the bad days that others are having.

Things are going pretty well at the moment, so I feel like sharing some sunshine (even though it’s a cloudy day in Cleveland).

Here are some things that are making me happy today and how they can help you be happy:

  • Things are going well for the people that I love, my husband is happy, my mom is thriving, etc (being happy for others makes you happy)


    Helpful Kitty

  • My kittens are adorable (it’s been proven that petting an animal reduces stress, let me know if you need to borrow a snuggly kitty) Continue reading