Things turning around?

I’m in a zone. Picture it – I’ve got my sweats on. I just got the boys on the bus. It’s dark in the house, the only light shining through is the darkness of the gloomy, rainy day outside. The light from my laptop screen is brightening my face. I’ve got my feet up. I’ve […]

Written on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 8:53am || Filed under: Accomplishments, Coloring, Ohana, Work || 2 Comments

Too-Soon Weekly Recap

I’m writing this a day early. I got antsy. I really don’t even have a lot to write about but I wanted to write this while everything was fresh in my mind. This week was pretty good. It was my first week on the floor by myself. I was cleared to be by myself on […]

Written on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 3:42pm || Filed under: Accomplishments, Parenting, Work || No Comments

Weekly Recap | Week 6

So, I’ve been doing these Project Life scrapbook pages with the Android app. Every week, per the rules of the Project 52 challenge, I have been scrapbooking one page for every week. I normally do this on Saturday morning when we are at basketball. Yes, that means we don’t include Saturday night in our weekly […]

Written on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 1:39pm || Filed under: Home/Cooking, Ohana || 2 Comments

Week Two.

So, it’s Thursday and I’m on week two of my training. Things are going extremely well. I’ve asked lots of questions that I felt was necessary when things need to be reiterated to the fellow trainees. I’ve even stumped the trainer a few times or had him have to check his answers because I brought […]

Written on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 2:51pm || Filed under: Accomplishments, Work || 1 Comment

I got the job!

It’s official. I got the phone call last night. It was from Erika, the other team lead. She said that she wanted to offer me the position. She said whatever hours I wanted they were willing to do whatever. She asked if I wanted to be a part of the AM or PM class. I […]

Written on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 12:40pm || Filed under: Work || 2 Comments

2016 – A year in review.

2016 was pretty crazy. Normally on the last few days of the year, I write about my resolutions proposed accomplishments that I achieved throughout the year but I decided to add little something to my annual post. I want to look back and write some of the things that happened this year. I am going […]

Written on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 4:21pm || Filed under: Accomplishments, Anxiety, Coloring, Life with Bipolar, Love, Ohana, Parenting, Struggles || 2 Comments

Feeling Christmasy

Tis the season. I’m going to do my best to stay on track while writing this entry. My mind is all over the place and I finally have a day off where I don’t have someone who is home sick with me. I’m taking it in with Lindsay Sterling Radio on Spotify. I have quite […]

Written on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 3:35pm || Filed under: Home/Cooking, Ohana || No Comments

New Family Member

I want to introduce you all to our newest family member… Lynn surprised us with a kitten on Monday after work. It was found in the yard at Menard’s and they took her to the vet and got her checked out. Everything looked good. She had 3 fleas on her and they removed them and […]

Written on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 1:39pm || Filed under: Home/Cooking, Ohana || No Comments

Fresh And New

My computer is fresh and newly reinstalled with a copy of Windows 10. So far so good with how it’s running. *knocks on wood* I think it took me about 3 hours to reformat it, reinstall it, update it, and reinstall everything that was on it minus some things. I haven’t really put a lot […]

Written on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 2:50pm || Filed under: Holidays, Ohana || No Comments

State Fair and More Fun

So this week has been harsh. I ruptured my ear drum on Tuesday. I went to Urgent Care and had the normal doctor, who is always there, say that he couldn’t even see in my ear to see if it was ruptured. He wrote me out a prescription for an antibiotic that he ALWAYS writes […]

Written on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 12:15pm || Filed under: Coloring, Health, Ohana || No Comments

“Normal Person”

Well, I made it. Two weeks since my surgery. I did it. I got my tubes tied and I will no longer have periods. All is said and done. I’d be lying if it didn’t dawn on me at least once or twice I will never have another child again. A small part of me felt a […]

Written on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 9:59am || Filed under: Health, Life with Bipolar || No Comments

Hot Damn.

I got my blanket on, my feet kicked up, and Pandora blasted … time to write an entry. Mike and I just ate lunch together thanks to me. I ran to Jersey Mike’s. Not what he was hoping (Kopp’s) but it was food nonetheless. You see, I won a $200 American Express gift card on […]

Written on Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 2:16pm || Filed under: Accomplishments || No Comments


Conferences were this week. Mikhail’s teacher requested that we don’t have a conference for this semester. I requested from her that she, at least, updates me with a progress report on how things are going via e-mail or the phone. I’m giving her until after spring break to contact me. Overall, Mikhail is doing really […]

Written on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 9:35am || Filed under: Parenting || No Comments

The Dells.

This past weekend we went to Wisconsin Dells. It’s a large area of a few towns and cities that are overcome with hotels, restaurants, and water parks. There’s a downtown area and everything. We live about 2.5 hours away from the Dells. We had plans on staying the weekend with our family. Our family included […]

Written on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 2:35pm || Filed under: Ohana || No Comments

Wholesome Family Time.

Yesterday I was pretty testy. Last night I got a solid eight and half hours of sleep and woke up around 9am feeling good and refreshed. I came downstairs to have my coffee and everyone seemed to be in a good mood. Can’t complain about that, right? Mike decided that we were going to go […]

Written on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 8:54pm || Filed under: Accomplishments, Ohana, Weight Loss || No Comments


Will you… … be mine? Today was Valentine’s Day. For the most part of the day, it was a pretty good day. It started with me sleeping 10.5 hours and waking up at a glorious hour of almost 9 am. I woke up and made myself a pot of coffee. I took my time drinking […]

Written on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 6:53pm || Filed under: Holidays, Love || No Comments


I am liking these one word entry titles. Like, describe this entry in ONE word. Hmm, maybe something I might start doing from now on. We’ll see, right? Please let me take a moment to shout out to my STALKERS! Hi stalkers! I see you, seeing me, creeping, and watching, every single day? Why not leave a […]

Written on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 8:53am || Filed under: Home/Cooking, Love || No Comments

Week Long Update

It has been over a week since I’ve updated last. My apologies. I’d say things have been busy but they have and have not. Here’s what has happened. Nick’s “Illness” As I previously wrote, Nick was having chest pain. We took him to the ER and got them checked out and the doctor at the […]

Written on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at 9:31am || Filed under: Ohana, Parenting, Site Updates || No Comments

Brain Dump Part 2

So another brain dump from me to you. I have had a lot go on the in past few days. Let’s talk about that. Mikhail’s play date Mikhail had his second play date yesterday. This time the play date was at our house. His friend came over and got off on our bus stop. This […]

Written on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 1:24pm || Filed under: Holidays, Home/Cooking, Parenting || No Comments


It’s hard to say that one of your students is struggling while the other is performing well above average. That’s the conflict I am feeling. We had Mikhail’s conferences last night. After waiting about 45 minutes his teacher was finally ready to see us. We walked in, sat down, and she looked us and suddenly […]

Written on Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 12:28pm || Filed under: Accomplishments, Parenting || No Comments