The Dawkter's Wife - It's all champagne and caviar now … dahling

The Loony Bin

August 14, 2011


Yesterday, I took the teenagers to the airport and sent them off to visit their grandparents. I knew that we needed to leave here by 4am at the latest to check in on time and make the flight. I was aiming for 3:30am though so that we could park, have breakfast and also avoid any […]

The Loony Bin

August 12, 2011

And without further ado….

It’s done! After 6 rounds of editing and a mini-tantrum that I had with the publisher where I admonished them for not doing their job properly (Hey … don’t insert formatting errors or add words when you go to make a simple correction) they finally got it finished.  The process was both frustrating and validating.  […]

The Loony Bin

August 10, 2011

A quiet moment …

I’m having a somber couple of days. We all spent last week in Wisconsin at our regular haunt enjoying fun, sun and family (well, you know … the word ‘enjoy’ being open to interpretation when it came to the teenagers!) I spent some time with my friend with lymphoma before we went and then we […]

Healthy Living

August 6, 2011

It doesn’t sound like much

6 Pounds is all that I have managed to lose since starting my healthy me challenge … how many weeks ago was that? Four?  Four whole WEEKS?  Somehow, I imagined being 20 pounds thinner by now.  It’s unrealistic, I know.  When I lost all of that weight 2 years ago, I managed a steady 1-3 […]

Surviving Cancer,The Loony Bin

July 29, 2011

It is that bad …

It has been nearly two months since I last saw my friend with lymphoma.  She spent a total of 29 days in the Mayo clinic, during which time I received  many mixed messages and my contact with her was limited by her failure to respond to my well wishes and words of encouragement.  This left […]