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My Journey

Who is Alan Kulwicki?

A Bit of History About My Daddy In 2008 my dad fell and hit his head.  This was a crazy accident that left him a quadriplegic. At the age of 75 he lived in a skilled nursing facility before passing away in 2010. I moved in with my mom in the house I had lived in as a teenager. Daddy's Notes and Possessions My daddy left notes all over the place.  Do not tell my mom I told you but he liked to play[...]

My Thoughts on being a First Time Grandma

My Thoughts on Being a First Time Grandma I became a first-time grandma six weeks ago. It was a day I had been looking forward to for a long time. To say I was thrilled would be putting it lightly.   Meeting your Grandchild for the First Time When Pippa was delivered she had some respiratory problems. She went to NICU and had to spend her first week there. I cannot imagine how scary this was[...]

Breast Cancer Scare

Breast Cancer Scare One month ago today I went for a screening mammogram. I had mammograms in the past as well as a lumpectomy in my younger years so I was not nervous at all. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "nonasdaughter-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asi[...]

Working on making your dreams come true

A dear friend of mine called me last night.  It is one of those friends that you click with immediately.  You spend years together and become family.  We worked together for many years. We became sisters. We knew each other's secrets and took them to the vault. (and by the way, those kind of friends are few and far between) We vowed we would stay connected after our jobs were outsourced but years we[...]

Making time for your family

There is nothing that makes my mom more happy than me taking a weekday off.  She loves for us to go somewhere or for me to just be home with her. I took one of those days on Friday.  It started out great with breakfast at Cracker Barrell. We were chatting.  I took a photo of her smiling.  While eating she got a little chocked.  She got embarrassed.  She was worried that I was embarrassed.  I was[...]

“blog like you are talking to your friends”

I have been thinking about blogging for a few months.  I have always loved writing but am unsure if I am good at it.  My favorite subject is my mom Nona.  I am currently 56 years old and mom is soon to be 85.  Throughout our life, we have been more like sisters.  Our relationship has never been formal.  She is not "mother" she is "momma", mom or Nona to me. I hope to bring humor to taking care of[...]

Vegas Wedding

I would highly recommend a Vegas wedding if this is not your first marriage.  The Flamingo in Vegas assigns you a Wedding planner.  I spoke with ours daily for about a week.  She helped arrange everything we wanted.  She helped with accommodations for our guests who flew in from all over the USA. The Pastor was wonderful.  The wedding was beautiful. Our guests were happy.   I highly re[...]