All posts tagged: Holiday

so much to be thankful for and a veggie Thanksgiving

The list of ALL the things I have to be thankful for is simply too long to write.  So, let me just tell you where I was at in life one year ago today. I was in the midst of a high risk pregnancy and wondering every day if it would really work out. I was taking my mom to chemo and watching her suffer. I was trying to cover the work of about three people at my job while worrying about the above two things. Life will always have challenges.  It is easy to forget what to be thankful for and instead, focus on new stresses or troubles. This year, things are very different. I was given the honor of being the mother of a little boy that is so incredible that it sometimes seams surreal that he is mine. My mother is now strong and healthy.  She was also recently introduced to a doctor that, in one day, gave her hope and a plan. My work situation has dramatically changed for the positive …

Christmas vacation

The house is clean, the junk food is out of site or thrown away, and we’re detoxing indefinitely with some yummy vegan cuisine. I’ve been out of the office since last Thursday and the unwinding is officially underway, thanks to my sister and the Peace Soap (Kiss My Face, which is cruelty free!) that graced my bubble bath. We’ve definitely had some Griswold moments on this Christmas vacation so far. The cats tested my patience by unwrapping presents (not for them), holiday lights gave us a run for our money, and mice literally ate through the wires going into the engine of our Volkswagen. I’m not kidding you. On Christmas Eve, my part nature-man and part mechanical-genius father popped open the hood to have a look. My husband literally looked at me, smiled, and called me “nature girl” under his breath as my father hauled out a nest. Don’t worry–there is no chance in hell we’d ever get mice traps. However, as the AAA tow truck hauls the car away as I write, it does …