Category: Home Life

  • july 26

    We had our second reading of the MRIs today with the neuro-oncologist. He tempered the good news a little with his read, unfortunately. He let us know that the Avastin treatment is reducing the swelling so we can see everything more clearly on the MRIs, however, the most concerning lesion in the area is still […]

  • july 21

    We have a brief update! On Saturday July 16 Jordan got a mid-treatment MRI for the oncologists to evaluate the Avastin’s efficacy. This afternoon we met with his primary oncologist to review the scans. On Tuesday we’ll meet with the treating neuro-oncologist to get his opinion. In today’s appointment, they showed us the scans side-by-side […]

  • tl;dr

    For those who may not know the full details, here’s a brief summary of the last few months. If you’d like to revisit the original blog from 2013-14, you can find that at Atlanta Z was Jordan’s trauma ward name in the hospital after his motorcycle accident and tumor discovery in August 2013. His […]

  • july 8

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  • chickens


    We finally did it – we got chicks! We picked up the little ladies from our neighborhood nursery – City Farmers. They had three varieties available, Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex, and Americana. We attempted to get one of each variety – but the Sussex and Americana look very similar at this age so we won’t […]

  • social exodus

    A few months ago – maybe around Halloween – I started questioning my use of social media. I’d spend hours hunched over the tiny screen, scrolling Instagram mindlessly. I didn’t like it. It hurt my neck. It hurt my soul. I started to try and catch myself and ask what I was trying to achieve […]

  • outside at home again

    outside at home again

    Remember that onion bed that the bermuda grass ate up? I cleaned it out and put some grass-supressing hay all around the outsides of the bed. I also added a little cardboard to the back side where the grass is the most aggressive.

  • chocolate x-mas eve

    My friend Barbarella really focused on making gourmet chocolate bonbons as her Covid hobby. She started out making hot chocolate bombs, and something about working with chocolate as the medium caught her and now she makes tiny, delicious works of art. She invited me over several months ago – before she was able to take […]

  • festivus


    Every year, Jordan and I have our own little holiday dinner just for us, and usually on or around December 23. Sometimes we cook something, sometimes we put together the most decadent charcuterie board we can think of.

  • winter garden cleanup

    winter garden cleanup

    It may have been a few weeks later than I wanted, but the garden is finally tidied up for winter. Hopefully all the seedlings don’t mind the cooler weather. I know for sure they don’t mind the rain.