S4 Episode 5:

In February we focus on women’s hearts. But this month isn’t just for me, it’s for my Dad too. 20 years ago I was in college in Ladysmith WI, I called home to talk to my Dad. My sister answered, she said “he’s sleeping.” I pleaded with her to wake him up so I couldContinue reading “S4 Episode 5:”

S4 Episode 4:

The Go Red campaign focuses on women’s heart health which is the number one killer of women. I suffered a stroke, a stroke that came after my pulmonary embolism was discovered. Sure a blood clot is not a cardiac event, but it still is an event. An event that only 1 out of 5 survive.Continue reading “S4 Episode 4:”

S4 Episode 3:

In April 2020 I got a call that no child wants to receive. A call from my mom that my dad was in a head on collision. Those words were all I needed to hear and I was headed to Red Wing. In my heart I knew it was useless because due to Covid noContinue reading “S4 Episode 3:”

S4 Episode 2:

About four or so years ago I had spent a Saturday with my dad. We did what we normally do, go shopping and then out to lunch. When I dropped him off at home he was being particularly annoying. He told me “the headlights are dirty,” so he pulled out his hanky and started wipingContinue reading “S4 Episode 2:”

S4 Episode 1:

I’m not one for trends. Trends run rampant on Tiktok, there are so many that I cannot keep up. However there is one that I just can’t stop thinking about. It irks me in a way. “What I eat in a day as a fat person who is not trying to loose weight.” I’m sorryContinue reading “S4 Episode 1:”

S3 Episode 10:

It has been ten years since I spent a Christmas with Charlie. He loved everything about Christmas, including movies and parties. He’d sing the carol “Three Ships” until his throat hurt or until someone threatened to strangle him (that person was most likely me). A Charlie Brown Christmas was on repeat, he knew the linesContinue reading “S3 Episode 10:”

S3 Episode 9:

Many years ago Charlie gave me a Pendleton coffee cup for my birthday. I loved that cup. I made sure it made the move from the suburbs to uptown. It was the cup I had on my desk at the office. This was my cup and no one could drink out of it, like ever.Continue reading “S3 Episode 9:”

S3 Episode 8:

Growing up I was that girl in elementary school who sat in the hallway during the class’ Columbus Day discussion and craft project. Come November I took a seat in the hallway next to the jehovah witness kid during the class’ Thanksgiving party. It wasn’t because I was in time out nor was it doContinue reading “S3 Episode 8:”

S3 Episode 7:

Solo? I know that word can be scary or maybe it reminds you of your college days. I too was once a tippy cup champion and held that red solo cup high at bonfires by the shore. However solo shouldn’t scare you, it should instead energize you. In a relationship? Have a spouse or aContinue reading “S3 Episode 7:”

S3 Episode 6:

I am no stranger to therapy. I am the queen of acting happy when my world is falling apart. For years my coping mechanism was stuffing my feelings in my back pocket and acting like nothing happened. This worked, until it didn’t. One day my pocket got a hole in it and my feelings fellContinue reading “S3 Episode 6:”