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August 1, 2020

Quarantine was a unique adventure. The first month I stayed home from work, church and going out in public at all. The first time I went out in public was to go to my parents house for Mother's Day. It felt so good to get out of the house after a month and a half. I di...

April 7, 2020

After feeling down and a bit discombobulated during the first week I decided it was time for a plan. This was going to be my new normal for a while and I needed to make the most of it. On a normal weekday, I am up at 5 am. Jon and I usually leave the house around 7 am...

March 21, 2020

Last Friday, March 13th I started working from home. The Corona Virus spread started ramping up about Wednesday and by Friday the business I work for ordered us to work from home. My husband was able to get permission to grab my docking station and one of my screens fr...

January 20, 2020

In the quiet (and not so quiet) moments of life, I often forget to stop. Just stop. Stop thinking. Stop doing. Stop making lists and plans. Sometimes I just need to stop, be quiet, maybe say a prayer or nothing at all. I need to get better at stopping. In my life as in...

September 30, 2019

I have worked in my new job for almost two months now. I’m not going to say where I work for privacy, but my job is to go over applications and documents to see if the product the person is applying for is suitable for their financial needs. It is a more involved job t...

September 23, 2019

My life has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for the past four months. I have been feeling for a while that my life needed some changes. The biggest change that needed to happen was that of my job. I was frustrated, bored, and not getting anywhere. I kept look...

June 29, 2019

Confession: I love makeup. I always have. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved playing with it. I loved how it made me feel like a grown-up as a kid. I can remember being a little girl and sitting in the bathroom every morning watching my older sister get ready fo...

May 17, 2019

Karen Schirmang was my 1st-grade teacher. She was teaching partners with my mom who was also a 1st-grade teacher at Des Moines Christian School in the late 1980s. She was a little lady with a big personality. She also had a big laugh. A big loud laugh. You could hear h...

March 27, 2019

Heart update:

Today I had my annual cardiologist appointment. It was earlier in the year than it usually is because I asked to see my doctor to talk about some A-fib beats I have been feeling. I have been having A-fib beats (where the heart speeds up momentarily on its...

January 21, 2019

I was asked to be a guest blogger on Help-a-Heart's blog! I got to share my story of how I came across this very important non-profit organization and what they have meant to my life. I am so happy to give awareness to them any time I can. 

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