April 8

“Why Are You Moving to Mexico?”

where is cozumel
In case you don’t know where Cozumel is

I moved to Iowa in 1995 intending to stay about 6 months. Almost 20 years later, tired of the bitter winters and endless corn I’m soooo ready to go, but we’re still not quite ready to leave yet.  I promised my oldest that she could finish high school here. So as I countdown her final year I am preparing to make a big move. My husband and I decided that instead of simply moving to the coast next summer we will be taking our children to the island of Cozumel, Mexico not for vacation but for a year of living another life.

This decision didn’t happen overnight Continue reading

April 7

What’s a Boil Order?

I get up and shuffle to the bathroom to shower, grab my toothbrush and then realize that I can’t brush my teeth unless I go downstairs to the kitchen. At least not without running the risk of ingesting unknown bacteria and contaminates. What a great way to start the day. Continue reading

March 29

Starting Line

Writing is thirsty work!

Sometimes I think about my life as it would be written in a book:

“She frowned and slammed the computer keys down with more force than necessary as once again her blog setup took a turn for the worse. How was it that so many people had started blogs when it seemed to be so complicated to get started? Continue reading