Papa , Thursdays and Apple Picking

To our family, apple picking served as the official kick off to fall. We had done it together the past 20+ years religiously with my kiddos. Before the huge orchards really became popular with all of the petting zoos and bounce houses and whatnot that they have there now. Not trying to say we were …

MAKE THE TIME!

So we had Dad’s Celebration of Life this past weekend.  It was a beautiful gathering of family, friends and neighbors. Including all of his favorite things. At his favorite place: his pool and his home. We got a taco truck and had outdoor games, swimming, drinks. All of it. Heartfelt toasts. Laughter. Music. Way too …

This is the year..

The entire goal of this year is simple in theory but difficult in practice: give myself a fucking break. Physically, mentally, emotionally. I will have two major surgeries within 8 months of each other. Foot surgery came first. Just as I was nearing the end of the walking boot stage, I needed a correction/additional surgery. …