Back in November a fresh snow fell, and I was ecstatic. It was time to start up our favorite family activity again: snowboarding. The season began just the same as the past two years had-with us chasing our youngest down the terrain park, watching him ride over boxes and ollie and nollie his way down … Continue reading The Whirlwind Adventures of Murrays: Snowbird Edition
I tend to shy away from writing posts that concern another person’s ongoing health issues. I wouldn’t want to intrude where I don’t belong. But after watching Damar Hamlin’s collapse during the Bills-Bengals game, I felt strongly compelled to write about something that, as a nurse, is very important to me. I want to start … Continue reading CPR Awareness
My blog post sits untouched, and I hate it. But between work, family going-ons, and my latest project, I’ve barely had time to think. So now that I have found a few spare moments to gather my writing thoughts, I really would like to share a little bit about my project. Ever since my grandmother … Continue reading Sew Lovely
Summer Fun Part 2
As a follow up to my last post, I am indeed trying to enjoy every last drop of my summer. Unfortunately, the alternating bouts of heat and rain seem to have squashed our hopes for a camping trip. We've been managing to have lots of fun other ways though! We have certainly been taking advantage … Continue reading Summer Fun Part 2
Summer is flying by. I say that every year, but this year it seems quicker than ever. June went by in a wave of heat filled days that seemed to miserable to do much of anything. July has cooled off a little, but is going by so quickly I can’t seem to plan anything to … Continue reading Summer Fun
My Body My Choice
I wanted to have a well written, thoughtful post to calmly express my feelings about Roe v Wade being overturned. I tried all week to write up something post worthy. But it never came. I have been a swirl of emotions ranging from angry to disgusted to deeply saddened. Nothing logical or remotely calm came … Continue reading My Body My Choice
Father’s Day: A Brief History
Photo by Tim Mossholder: https://www.pexels.com/photo/yellow-blue-and-red-led-light-4618655/ Anyone who knows me, knows I am an extremely proud West Virginian. I have made several posts about my beautiful state, including the origin story of Mother’s Day. So it tickled me to find a WV tie while researching for a Father’s Day post. In 1907, 362 miners died in … Continue reading Father’s Day: A Brief History
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BethAnn Milbert lay with her eyes closed. She felt groggy and tired, as if she’d had too much sleep. She pushed through the fog of sleep trying to remember going to bed the night before. She couldn’t. The last thing she could remember was being out on her evening jog. She had just turned onto … Continue reading Untitled Short Story
Quitters Never Prosper…Or Do They?
Is it ok to quit? Moreover, is it ok to let your kids quit? This is very divided subject. Some say it makes kids weak and less resilient to difficult changes in life. Others say it is liberating and helps kids grow as individuals seeking out personal growth. I can see both sides of the … Continue reading Quitters Never Prosper…Or Do They?
I’ve been racking my brain for the best way to get started with my blog post again. I’ve really missed it lately and every reintroduction seems silly to me. So I have decided to just jump right back into it! Welcome back! As I sat down with my dinner the other night, it looked so … Continue reading Food Oddities