Dakota Sunrise..

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Unknown The beginning of August brought an adventure unlike any other for me. Now that I’ve gotten better at packing, me and my carry-on bag hopped a plane to Denver where I met up with the Tall Texan and three other couples.  From Denver we … More Dakota Sunrise..

A Summer Birthday..

Until one has loved a dog, a part of ones soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole France   We had a special birthday this past week.  Summer turned a year old.  It was a beautiful day for a celebration and naturally included grain free treats. And she got to romp and play with her best friends … More A Summer Birthday..

The Countdown..

The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal. ~ C. S. Lewis The second Thanksgiving since my celiac diagnosis is in the books. This one was a bit different from the first however, since I didn’t have total control over the meal. This year we gathered at … More The Countdown..

Band of Brothers..

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different? ~ C. S. Lewis It’s been 18 months since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Upon discovery, my functional medicine doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, my primary care doctor here in Pittsburgh, and my gastroenterologist, all asked if … More Band of Brothers..

The Crown Jewel..

Just keep swimming. ~ Dory The transition back to school has been pretty smooth for both Summer and me.  I’m so fortunate to have retired neighbors across the street who come over at lunchtime to let her out to play for a bit.  When I get home it’s a happy dance reunion and off we … More The Crown Jewel..

Away She Goes..

  Summer should get a speeding ticket. ~ Every Teacher I go back to work tomorrow.  And I’ll let you in on a little secret:  I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow. Not that I don’t love my students, because I do.  I teach great kids.  It’s just that I really, really like … More Away She Goes..