Twenty-two years ago today, I became the mother of a daughter. After 3 sons, it was not a sure bet in my mind, and back then, when they looked at the blurry sonogram and told me I was having a girl, I didn't actually believe it 100% until she arrived.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
I have a developing cold today, so I used it as a convenient excuse to opt out of the day. Have you ever done that? In the name of public health, of course? Anyway, I caught up on sleep, mostly, and got some waiting church assignments done. I'm in the middle of a few weeks at home, with my next trip commencing 2 weeks from today. This one is for the sheer adventure of it. I'm finally going to England! In honor of my half-century mark. I'll be visiting a friend and her family, and that will definitely be part of the treat.
Posted by Kellie on Sunday, May 01, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
After arriving home on April 4, I got to jump back into life with little people and their mom. I'm tired of belaboring all my thoughts about that here, so I won't. I'm boiling it down to the phrase, "complicated, but functioning." That's how it's going, and I suspect, will so go for quite a while. We're all doing okay, and that is enough for now.
Posted by Kellie on Monday, April 18, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Last week, I celebrated being gone from home for one month by changing my locale again. Just for 4 nights. I tried out Allegiant Air from Mesa to Provo (two small, regional airports), doing my best imitation of a minimalist, taking my camera and a few items of clothing and heading out.
Posted by Kellie on Monday, March 21, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Genre: Scripture, Religious Text, Anthology, Abridgement
Compiled and Edited by Mormon
You might like this book if you enjoy studying scripture, are curious about religion, or want to consider idea that God and Jesus Christ love you, that they have expectations of you, and want you to be happy.
Posted by Kellie on Monday, March 14, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
|Keeping vigil while mom was in surgery. 5 of the 8 kids were there with my|
dad, which felt good.
Posted by Kellie on Saturday, March 12, 2016
Monday, March 07, 2016
When people ask how Mom is doing, it's automatically a two-pronged question for me. Rather than just saying "she's fine," or "she's awful," I've started using terms like "cancer goggles" to explain that from one perspective, she is doing great. She is healing and fighting and making progress. By all the markers known to doctors, she is where she should be.
Posted by Kellie on Monday, March 07, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
You might like this book if you like small town stories that frame up simple truths and the value of relationships.
This book was recommended to me by a friend whose literary tastes I trust, so I was ready to love this book from the get-go. I'd never read anything by Fannie Flagg, and have only seen the film version of one of her other books once, a long time ago. I was starting with a blank slate.
Posted by Kellie on Sunday, February 28, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
I was going to get on and write a book review, then I realized that my last post was a book review, with no news or musings or anything else in between. So here I am with some of that, but the book is why I'm here. So look for the next post as well.
Posted by Kellie on Friday, February 26, 2016