Something for the new year

It’s the last day of 2010, and I’m feeling the pressure. For the past few weeks, I’ve been contemplating something I would like to do in the new year. Before announcing my big plan tomorrow, I decided to post it here first and get the input of my...

Gifts

When I was a kid, my brother and I had a long-standing tradition around Christmas time. As soon as our parents would leave us at home alone for any reason, we would look at each other and shout, “Let’s find the Christmas presents!” I can’t...

Thanksgiving day

I love Thanksgiving. It’s the one holiday where there is no expectation to really do anything. Except eat. And taking a nap is totally acceptable. In between eating and napping, one can rest. And then, of course, there’s always the option of sitting around...

Easter Sunday

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday. We were at home this Easter with just our family. I was kind of bummed that we weren’t able to get together with extended family, but it’s nice to be home sometimes on the holidays, too. It turned out to be a...

A little piece of string

During the past four weeks, the recovery from my C-section has been going much slower than with my last three surgeries. The past week has been increasingly difficult as my incision has grown red and swollen and too nasty to describe here on the blog. But finally, I...

Oh, what a year!

On this, the last day of 2009, I would love to write something meaningful to celebrate such an eventful year in our lives. Our family celebrated milestones, said good-bye to loved ones, welcomed a new life, faced challenges and made it through big changes. But...