Ireland, Politics and the feeling of Home

Is it possible for a place to call to you? To leave such an indelible imprint in your soul that you choke back tears just thinking about it? #askingforafriend I’m not sure exactly when it happened but I was sucked in by the smell of it. The mist, the grass, the peat smoke, the green…

Please VOTE Today

I have worked in politics for many years.  I used to say, “Please vote, I don’t care who you vote for, but please just vote.” This year is a lot different, they advocate policies that could kill my children. I do want you to just vote but I can’t say I don’t care any more…

Always a Little Wonky

This week’s got me like: When I started trying to narrow down exactly what it was, my head kept correcting me.  I said “WOW, what a week!” and my head went “You mean, what a month, what a year, what a past few years.” This is exactly why I have self-esteem issues.  Let’s ignore for…

Everybody Grieves Differently

This month has been weird. My favorite and last surviving grandparent passed away. What typically is a normal part of life felt much different this time to me.   I spent most of my time with my grandmother when I was young. Her house was more like my home no matter where I actually lived….

A New Mission

    As many of you that follow me might know, I am caregiver to a disabled Veteran.  I have talked about TBI & PTSD pretty regularly but because of a few people reaching out to me for more information, I have decided to work on a blog specific to that issue.  While there may…

Whovian Distress

So THIS is happening today and I won’t be able to watch at home due to archery commitments ::shakes fists at recurveemma::   I am hoping some of you will live tweet me…I AM ALREADY DYING!  

The Kevin Project

Many of you know that I married a disabled Vet, Kevin, and/or that my daughter, Emma, is trying to go through the steps to make the Junior Dream Team and later, the US Olympic Archery team.  This week, there have been a ton of discussions in our house after the tragic events in Texas and…

Ring in the New Year

For those of you that know me, I am not big on resolutions.  I just don’t believe they work.  What I do at the beginning of every year is set intentions.  These are things I intend to do in the year and more often than not, I get through the list quite nicely.  This year,…

End of the World Baking

No, not that kind of baking.  Get your head out of the gutter. I had some requests for my recipes from the other night so I thought I would post them for you guys.  We made sure to stay close to home the last few days just out of concern for the crazies exercising their…

Politics, Smut Peddling and My Year of Ups and Downs

Politics and My Real Life I will go ahead and get it out of the way.  For those that know me, I know you are surprised that I have been silent on the matter.  That is strictly because I have been so damn busy.  Here goes–I am not sure why people even CONSIDER voting against…

Eat Dinner

Sounds simple right?  I guess I am just a different kind of parent but its seems a no brainer.  How will you know much about your kids or partner if you aren’t sitting down with them for a meal at least occasionally?  I am not unrealistic, people are busy, but when companies start movements to…