Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas

The last few months I have been busy with surgeries and recovery. Which, by the way, my doctor is happy with the healing progress and I will only need monthly check-ups (with telescopic laryngoscopy) until my scar tissue fully heals.With a return to normality my house...
Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis

Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis

You know what’s nice? Being able to breathe. That’s one of a few revelations I have had since my surgery 2 weeks ago for Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis. Last year, right before COVID-19 became a recognized threat, I noticed I was having a hard time breathing. If last...
The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

When my daughter was little her school had her sit at a separate table for lunch, with the rest of the kids who had peanut butter in their lunch bags. This was a surprise to me, we never had to do that as kids. But it also made me think of all the food allergies kids...
Fruits of My Labor

Fruits of My Labor

This summer I increased my flower, vegetable and herb plants in my yard.You see I have these adorable fur babies that enjoying running (sometimes trampling), digging and eating things in my backyard. With my dogs in mind I have to be very picky about what I plant that...
20 Years Ago Home: Luther College

20 Years Ago Home: Luther College

Twenty years ago I was a student at Luther College, in Decorah Iowa. I shared a room with 3 other girls and our boyfriends (which was against college policy, lols). We had a loft structure above the beds that created storage space or extra sleeping. It was decorated...
History of a 100 Year Old House

History of a 100 Year Old House

Last year my house celebrated it’s 100th birthday. We have owned our home for over 5 years and have slowly completed renovation projects that helped us learn about the history of our home. The original house built in 1920 was a 2 bedroom/1 bath, story and a half...