From Death & Dying to Living a Life With Grace

As I mentioned in my previous blog post about a month ago, I shared that our pup Gracee, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer throughout her lymph nodes. The prognosis was poor from the beginning, when the veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Clinic called me to tell me the biopsy results… approximately four weeks… Read More

Multi-generational Living Upside-Down

It has now been approximately six weeks since we have started our new multi-generational living arrangement when we moved in with our son and daughter-in-law. Whew – what a ride these seven weeks have been! Our “go to” personality styles while under stress are beginning to emerge. It is kind of like dating… initially everyone is on their… Read More

Multi-generational Moving Part I

On October 23rd, my son and his bride purchased a beautiful (and extremely large) new home that created a chain of events that will change our family dynamics forever. My husband and I, along with my ninety-two year old mother, have all moved into this home over the past few weeks. Our kids bought this… Read More

Squeezed out of your comfort zone…

Last week I boarded a plane to head out on a work trip.  It was a Southwest Airline flight which meant that I could choose my seat versus having one assigned to me.  So I mosied on towards the back of the plane where there was an aisle seat still open.  I was thinking to myself, … this is… Read More

Are you a “Let it go Lenny” or a “Hang on Hannah”…?

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go ~ Steve Maraboli As I have mentioned in past posts, my husband and I moved into a new home a few weeks ago.  As we are going through the mountains of boxes to decide what we will keep, what we will… Read More