Hey, did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world? Cheesy, I know. I catch myself singing it to Bella all the time. Because she’s gorgeous.
How do you make the best of the anniversary of the worst day of your life? Aug. 20 marked one year since Shep left us. I hadn’t been looking forward to the day, knowing I was the one who made the painful decision to end his life. I still struggle with that, even with the… Continue reading Remembering Shep: A solemn escape
I have chronic insomnia. It’s been going on for more than 20 years. As a newspaper reporter, I stared at the ceiling instead of sleeping, worrying about typos or misspellings in my copy … knowing that our readers — especially the ones I called my friends — wouldn’t miss the opportunity to jump down my… Continue reading Escape to the ocean
I kept getting an error message on my phone. Low storage. I had to clear up space somehow. Without deleting valuable apps (and shaking my first at HTC for its bloatware), I knew I had to do one thing. Delete pictures.
I bought a dress. It’s the dress I plan on wearing to the courthouse or wherever we end up getting married. More on that another day (Vegas, anyone?) but first, ordering the dress. It may seem like a benign moment to some. It was, however, a small milestone on a recent journey of struggle.
“Are you going to start hiking again,” someone asked when she learned of Bella’s addition to the family. When Shep’s old age started to creep up on us, our hikes in the Rocky Mountains became short strolls in the lowlands. We couldn’t do extended days to the Ink Lakes anymore. We had to stick to… Continue reading C2H: Our first hike
Yes, it was a quick decision. Maybe too quick. I’m still not sure. Here’s what I am sure of: My heart remains shattered I cry every day … several times I still look for his goofy grin and listen for the click-click-click of his toenails across the laminate floor I tell My American I’m fine… Continue reading It’s a girl