Stay Lifted

I remember as a child and especially into my adolescent years my mom being very focused on my posture. She would always say "stand up straight, hold your shoulders back, suck in, and put some lipstick on." Probably goes a long way to explain my obsession with lipgloss.My mom is not a fitness guru. She has had careers in nursing and real estate. But she was definitely on to something back in the 80s, and I've ...

Should We Move

"How am I supposed to live here? Should we move?" I asked Shaun more than once over the weekend. He reminded me that it was only for a couple of days, but that didn't help to cure the sadness I felt so deeply in my heart. I'm known for my dramatic mood swings. I have some pretty high highs followed sometimes by the dreaded low lows. Having never been clinically diagnosed with a psychological illness, I've ...

Election Day 2016

Election Day 2016. I woke up and said good morning to Shaun. I loved on my sweet boys whose tails were wagging just because their mom got out of bed. I made eggs and waffles for breakfast. Shaun already had the coffee going. He was kind enough to take Henry and Logan outside so that I didn’t have to take off my pajamas. Shaun left for work, and I sat down to do some exciting follow ...

St. John Carnival

As St. Johnians, we ask a lot of our livers. It seems you're never too sad to celebrate happy hour. There's no shortage of friends who'd love to start their morning with a mimosa, and, of course, there are our visitors whose arrivals clearly call for a toast that usually lasts all week. And that's just during all the "normal" parts of the year! Come late June, the annual St. John Carnival festivities kick off, and ...