Another giveaway

You want to know something that never changes? That feeling you get when somebody hands you something to eat and then immediately starts laughing when you eat it. That happened to me this morning in the car on the way to school. Rowan asked me if I wanted one of his Cheetos. I said, “Sure.” … Continue reading


CHD Week Giveaway

I know I said I’d post the winners of the giveaway yesterday, but I LIED. For whatever reason, I was thinking that February 7th was on Monday. I know. That makes no sense whatsoever. But my dad reminded me I was going to announce on the 7th, which was yesterday, so I thought I’d go … Continue reading

I Hate Piñatas

I’m so excited to share with you guys that my book is finally out today! For those of you that know me well, you’ll notice I published this book using my maiden name. That’s my way of giving the gift of deniability to anybody who feels they might need it. Except for the two poor … Continue reading

After a decade, there will be tears

There is no such thing as insignificant growth. That’s my new mantra. Colman measured 1.6 centimeters taller than he had on our previous trip to Houston. In talking to one of the heart failure cardiologists, he said, “Well, I wouldn’t classify that as significant growth. I’m disappointed.” Truthfully, I was too, but it was something … Continue reading

November has been all about fun

It’s been so long since I’ve updated this blog that the format has been changed. I promise I haven’t been slacking, but working and having fun. A lot of fun. Kevin took me to Carmel for my birthday in November. I have to say it was a much better gift than the knives he gave … Continue reading

Raising his baby

Cotillion starts for Colman today. I can’t believe he’s old enough for that already. It seems like just yesterday I was dragging Liam to Cotillion classes. I remember a lot of sighing and eye-rolling with Liam during those four Mondays. Even now, when watching Liam at the dinner table, I wonder if it was worth … Continue reading

Hard living

Colman is doing really well. We went hiking at Enchanted Rock the weekend before last. It’s the first time we’ve tried doing anything like that since Colman’s heart failure in August of 2012. Before Colman’s fenestration was closed in the cath lab, he had trouble walking across a parking lot and wanted me to look … Continue reading

But I may be tired. Or have a headache.

As most of my friends and family know, I rarely get embarrassed about anything. It’s good and bad because sometimes I embarrass other people, i.e., my family and friends, by saying something they find embarrassing and that’s awkward for them. Then I feel bad that I made someone feel awkward and I want to say, … Continue reading

From Auschwitz survivor to supermodel thin

Colman and I went to Houston last Thursday for a heart check in their transplant clinic. I would’ve updated before now, but I’ve been very busy. Doing what? Well, specifically, I’m petitioning Merriam-Webster for the addition of the word “wenis” into the dictionary. For all of my friends who only have girl children instead of … Continue reading