Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Au revoir

I can’t deny it any longer; I'm just not able to keep up with this blog. I’ve loved it so much, but self reflection is just not a luxury I have time for anymore. Between work, school, remodeling our house, a time-intensive bible study, and the occasional amazing book, I can’t seem to find the minutes to create coherent thoughts. Instead they remain scattered throughout the day until I completely forget them all together.

But because I really do love blogging so much, I’m not going to shut this whole thing down. I’ll leave it up as a reminder of something I hope to get back to one day. And from time to time your RSS reader might just surprise you with an update from me.

Happy lives to you all!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sam and I just got back from an amazing trip to Colorado. We got to spend lots of time with family and friends, enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery. It was really hard to go home when home still feels like Colorado, but here we are back in Cleveland.

Getting stuck in Chicago for two days and making the best of it by seeing my sister

Mini vacation to Glenwood Springs

The scenery

The cousins

Favorite things not pictured: Seeing best friends, friends from work, bible study friends, and Sam's amazing family; meeting sister and brother-in-law's new dog; eating out roughly every other meal.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back on the face of the earth

I have been on a mission. A mission to purchase a house. After 70 grueling days, my mission is drawing to a close.

When I started out I couldn't have imagined how consuming this task would become. Who knew taking ownership of a house could still be so complicated in this modern era. Then again, maybe it's this modern era that has made it so complicated.

Anyway, we close on Friday and then my life shall recommence.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just a quick post

Here's a picture of the lovely
little fixer-upper we're trying to buy...
And here's my mom's new hair growth...

Have a nice day.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Back on tract

Great news - my mom's back home again. After several days of just hanging out in the hospital, her digestive tract decided to allow food to move through the shoot again. Though no one is certain about what exactly happened, it seems like the best guess is that her guts started adhering to other organs. We're not sure if this will happen again. Or whether other odd goings on are going on. But for now she'll stick with her baby-food like diet and Monday she'll be back at work again.

Who can say why these things happen. All I know for sure is that this Saturday evening all is well. We can't know what's in store. And for the first time in my tend-to-overplan life, I don't want to.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wait and see

My mom is still biding time at the hospital. No one is exactly sure why her body is behaving the way it is. So the plan for now is to just wait and see. The doctors hope that with time her intestines will just turn back on. I hope those intestines are aware of what is expected of them. I hope they got the memo. And I hope they're team players.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Is this thing still on?

Well hello again. It's been a while, no? Life has been rather busy these days. I'm still working a lot, we've been enjoying the beautiful onset of summer, and we're trying to buy a house. I have lots of pictures to post but no time to do it at the moment.

Instead, I'm writing to introduce what feels like Part 2 of my mom's epic adventure. Since we last spoke, my mom has lost most of her fingernails as a result of the chemo treatments that ended quite a while ago. And yesterday, after suffering from rather severe abdominal pains, she was admitted to the hospital because of blockage in her intestine that was effectively shutting off her GI tract. At this point the doctors seem to think this may be a side effect of her surgery ... from seven months ago. I don't understand this at all yet, but I'll do some investigating and report back soon. Let's just hope those dark clouds forming on the horizon aren't the ominous type.