I am cancer survivor, world traveller, adventure seeker, shower singer, strawberry picker, tea drinker, Star Trek watcher, question asker, woolly sock collector, Muppets obsessive, kitchen alchemist, lapsed academic, wife to the amazing H and mother to two incredible kids. Our baby boy S died during pregnancy in 2010, leaving raw wounds, a gaping hole and tons of love with nowhere to go but our dreams for the future. In April 2014, after nearly four years of infertility and two more losses, we were blessed beyond measure when S’s little sister, herein known as Girl Wonder, joined our family. She was born with Down syndrome and faced a rough and often painful start in life, but that hasn’t dimmed her strength of spirit or her dazzling smiles.
I’m fiercely in love with both my kids and grateful every day for the lessons they teach me.
I am loud and opinionated, but also sensitive, easy to bruise, trusting and generally optimistic by nature, so my tone on this blog shifts accordingly: sometimes I write tongue-in-cheek, sometimes heart-on-sleeve.
Albert Camus wrote that in the depths of his darkest winter, he found within himself an invincible spring. Always seeking my invincible spring, I’m finding pleasure in the simple things and finding more than enough love for every season.
Welcome and thanks for stopping by. Pull up a chair; the kettle’s on.