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Today I... Got my library card, snagged awesome books and placed 4 books on hold Pet a cute puppy in the library parking lot - Rottie/Pug mix named Rico Marvelled at the stunning blue Colorado sky Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at A Likely Story! blog, not me :-) The last 4 years have been a whirlwind with moving back to CA, moving in with Dad and Mom, helping them on their journey, quitting my dream job and then moving BACK to CO in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at A Likely Story!
The way I used to be is no longer the way I am. Although I'm still getting used to the way I am, it's a good thing. And long overdue. To be continued... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at A Likely Story!
Refreshed the bloggity. Happy #13 to ALS! One of my current Rx's is to write/journal/create & do what makes me happy. This little guy (in his jaunty Christmas onesie) makes me incredibly happy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at A Likely Story!
Still alive. Still in shock processing Dad's unexpected death in August. One foot in front of the other. One day at a time. So much to say and no words to say. I miss Dad so much. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at A Likely Story!
Can't recall the precise moment it happened. And maybe it was just a culmination of too many moments that made me realize I wasn't happy with the direction in which I was headed. Regardless of the reason, several weeks ago... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at A Likely Story!
...we all cope with it in our own unique way. Some ways healthy. Some ways not. Monday August 3rd was the last time I helped Mom to the bathroom. Normally a 10-15 minute act took over 90 minutes. She forgot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at A Likely Story!
19 months ago to the day, I moved back home to start the next chapter of my life. I swore I was going to keep a journal. I didn't. I should have. Things I saw, learned and felt from myself,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at A Likely Story!
Almost but not quite a year since I last posted. Some things remain the same. Still... Caring for Mom with massive amounts of help from Dad and my Family Grateful for my Fruitstand transfer Enjoying every day with Fatso von... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at A Likely Story!
Fatso, meet the Internet. Internet, meet Fatso..aka the Littlest Dodger Fan! Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at A Likely Story!
...and I know no matter how busy I get, my blog is always waiting here for me. It's been 7 months since I relocated to CA and moved in with my parents to assume a Caregiver role for their respective... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at A Likely Story!
2013 was one of the hardest and most difficult years of my life and the lives of many of my friends. I like to think that 2013 beat us up and broke us down in order to make us better... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at A Likely Story!
The last 3 months have been a continual exercise in listening. To myself. To others. To my parents. To my gut. To my siblings. To my healthcare providers. For someone as independant as I am and for someone as stubborn... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Forgot to add that living at sea level is doing WONDERS for my lungs and overall health! #YAY Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Once it was confirmed that I'd be transferring to CA to move in with and help care for my parents, I decided to blog about my experience as a potential help for anyone doing something similiar as well as a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at A Likely Story! no particular order * For spending my Sister's bday with her for the first time in 8 years * For my transfer to CA * For random last-minute Road Trip Buddies that ROCK * That my parents are still... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at A Likely Story!
My bed, dresser, desk & chair left yesterday. Cute little white bench, small bookshelf and 2 night stands leave today. 2 boxes ready to ship home (new home) with 3 remaining. 1 more trip to ARC. OK, maybe 2. Only... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Ever since I was a kid, I always marked the "Last" of everything. Last day of Summer. Last day of the year. Last day of 8th grade. Last day at each job I held. Nothing's changed and I find myself... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Leave for CA in 10 days. Have given away all my possessions, asking for only good karma and prayers in return. Starting over, starting fresh, with several mementos, books, clothes and basic necessities to accompany me on my trip West.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Just told my beloved Fruitstander team, so now I can tell you guys what I've wanted to tell you for the last week Moving back to CA Weds Nov 20 to move in with my parents and help with their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Trying everything I can do (as a time-sensitive-detail-oriented-OCD-loves-to-cross-t's-and-dot-i's-type-of-person) to control a situation I have no control over. Let's say this week has been interesting. Let's say this week has been gratifying in that I've learned things about myself I needed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at A Likely Story!
I TOTALLY know the lovely Miss Cali! Good to know that she did that :-) Thanks for the kind compliment Clare :-)
About a month ago I had a discussion with work peeps regarding how much "stuff" people bring to work. I'm a self-admitted minimalist (always have the smallest purse with the fewest amount of things inside said purse) but I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Talking about my blog. Between life and work and Facebook and Twitter and everything else, my blog gets little use these days. Spent the last hour catching up on several Colorado bloggers and it makes me want to get back... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at A Likely Story!
Still can't believe you're actually leaving. I'm sure a part of you can't believe it either. It goes without saying but I'll say it anyway - working with you was one of the best and brightest experiences of my life.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at A Likely Story!