I lost my dad to cancer in 1981 – I was 19. My mom was 52. She found love again when she was 61. His name was Ed Fraga. He was a WWII veteran with unbelievable stories from the War. He loved my mom and he never tried to replace my dad with us girls. … Continue reading Putting Myself First and Realizing that It’s Okay to Do So!
Gasping for air, I tried to resurface to catch a breath. But try as I may, I could not break through. It didn’t take long to realize my head was deliberately being held down under water and for a brief moment I wondered, “Is this it?” Thankfully our coach was on deck and told the… Continue reading Fight for It!
I had been considering taking down this page because I started it to document my weight loss journey. Lately that journey has slowed down. In 2016, I lost 60 pounds. In 2017, I lost 15 pounds. So I really didn’t know if it was serving it’s purpose anymore. However I have seen that yes indeed it… Continue reading Get Out and Enjoy Life!
Ever broken a toilet seat? How about a chair? Needed an extender for the seatbelt on the plane? Yes, yes, and yes. Cracking a toilet seat in two is embarrassing enough on its own, but how about when it’s at your friends house and now you have to tell your friends husband? It’s not a… Continue reading Ever Broken a Toilet Seat?
My last blog post was entitled "Be Kind, It Doesn't Cost a Dime." I wrote about being kind with our day to day interactions with others. But let me ask you this. Are you kind with yourself? My co-workers used to call me Patty Poppins. They said, "She's practically perfect in every way." Now of… Continue reading Patty Poppins? Not Quite….