Like I mentioned… it's been a really rough couple of months… The last week of May, I received another last minute e-mail requesting me to attend a meeting that afternoon with my boss, Jackie*. In this meeting, I received my third and final write up. This time I was written up for being a minute … Continue reading Three Strikes, You’re Out! Part 2
The university that I work for is in the process of making A LOT of changes. Once these changes are completely put into action, no one at the university will be able to purchase their own travel or process their own travel reimbursement request. It will all flow through a center that specializes in travel. … Continue reading Three Strikes, You’re Out!: Part 1
This week has been rough to say the least... Tuesday morning I woke up feeling my "normal" self… (what I would consider normal pain levels, what I would consider normal nausea levels, etc... no alarm bells were sounding.) I took my morning steroids and sleepily snuggled my kitty while they kicked in. I dozed off … Continue reading It’s a heart attack! It’s a dislocation! No, wait! It’s a birth defect!
This weekend I tried out a new recipe (a twist on beef stew) and it was a huge hit. It even had vegetables in it any my brothers didn't pick them out or take several hours to eat their dinner! An even bigger shock? After dinner, Branden came up to me and asked if we … Continue reading Recipe: Instant Pot Beef Stew
Recently there has been a lot of discussion in our community surrounding a quote by Dr. Phil McGraw. I have never been a very big fan of Mr. McGraw but I will admit that I was a little surprised to hear that he said something even remotely close because his show airs during the middle … Continue reading “100 out of 100 relationships involving care giving fail”
March 15th, 2011 started like any other day. I woke up after having slept in, and like most teens on spring break, I immediately picked up my cell to see I had texts and various other notifications awaiting my response. One of those texts was from my best friend, Ryann, who was home from college … Continue reading The Day My Mom Died: March 15th, 2011
Today, February 28th, is International Rare Disease Day. What is a rare disease? The answer to this question varies depending on where in the world you live. If you live in the United States like I do, in order for a disease to qualify as rare, less than 200,000 people are affected by the illness … Continue reading Rare Disease Day 2019