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    12/24/2014 12:45:35 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It is Festivus today. That doesn't really mean anything. I did have a nice day with dad and visited with my aunt and other family while my dad pl... Read more

  • Be kind to those customer service reps

    12/23/2014 5:31:47 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I run a training department and have just come to the end of my 3 month craziness of training new hires. I thought I would share with you some... Read more


    12/23/2014 10:22:52 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I came out yo my dad's house yesterday. I will hang out until Christmas Eve. We are catching up on a few details and doing a lot of nothing too. ... Read more


    12/22/2014 12:16:18 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I slept in a bit today but then I got up and watched some tv and movies. I went out to my friend Debbie's house and saw her family for their Xma... Read more


    12/21/2014 3:55:16 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was a really nice, fun day today. I had four parties to go to and they were all quite different. Number one was a small get together around ... Read more


    12/20/2014 1:23:14 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was my last day of work. We had a holiday party after school at a Mexican restaurant, I came home for a bit to visit with my friend in from L... Read more

  • Progress for the year

    12/19/2014 1:01:22 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I finally put together a few pictures to help motivate myself for the next part of my weight loss. It would be so easy to get comfortable wher... Read more

  • READY!

    12/19/2014 11:03:00 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am so ready for my two weeks off. I have lots of fun things planned with friends and have some time set aside to spend with my dad. I have be... Read more


    12/18/2014 4:26:32 PM, by TODDERICKV

    Only one more day between my two week winter break. It has been a very busy week! So, much going on and getting prepared for dance tomorrow. I... Read more

  • On track if cauliflower is looking good

    12/18/2014 4:14:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday I had a bad day, just a fall apart, why can't I fix the world kind of day. Someone asked me what I wanted to do and I replied I want... Read more

  • NO MORE!

    12/17/2014 7:21:35 PM, by TODDERICKV

    It has been a hectic and stressful week at work. Lots of drama with the kids. Sheesh. In the middle of a bunch of intense interactions, my bro... Read more


    12/16/2014 9:26:14 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Yesterday, I had my first day of work in awhile and it went okay. It was nice and busy so that was good. Last night I also went to my book club... Read more


    12/15/2014 11:58:50 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It is back to work for me, well, for five days anyway and then I have two weeks off for winter break. It was a little hectic this morning but th... Read more


    12/14/2014 5:20:54 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a great day. I rode my bike all around the city, got to hang out with friends, and am just getting home around 330am. I really need to ge... Read more

  • Geocaching

    12/13/2014 8:32:44 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today we headed out with my daughter and her inlaws and did our first day of geocaching. It was great to get outside, we all laughed, had fun ... Read more


    12/13/2014 10:43:39 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I have been with dad for five days now. We got everything done except for one thing we need paperwork to finish. I am going to head home, see fri... Read more

  • Old habits finally kicked in, completely over ate

    12/12/2014 11:38:22 AM, by TIKITAMI

    For the first time this year I completely over ate yesterday. We received information that it looks like the person who hit and killed my daug... Read more


    12/12/2014 10:34:47 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am still staying with dad. We got most everything done we needed to do. He has a doctor's appointment today and I have been on hold forever wi... Read more


    12/11/2014 3:57:12 PM, by TODDERICKV

    I have gotten a lot of work done around my dad's house. He seems to be doing pretty well. He is going to pick up death certificates now. Soon, al... Read more

  • Thank you

    12/11/2014 12:36:26 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts and support, it has meant a lot to me. Yesterday we did the celebration of life for Scott, the turnout wa... Read more


    12/10/2014 5:27:24 PM, by TODDERICKV

    Hanging with my dad this week. I am helping him clear out some things and go over his budget. He seems to be doing okay and I think family and I... Read more


    12/9/2014 9:35:13 AM, by TODDERICKV

    After school today, I am going to my dad's house to help him sort out my mom's affairs. I have three bereavement days and will stay tonight thro... Read more


    12/8/2014 10:28:57 AM, by TODDERICKV

    My mother passed away quietly and peacefully in her sleep early yesterday morning. This is what I had been praying for to happen. She was sched... Read more

  • Winter hike

    12/7/2014 6:59:04 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I went home today and headed out on a winter hike. It wasn't very cold and we didn't hit snow but the waterfall was half frozen and looked beauti... Read more


    12/7/2014 12:44:15 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, we met with hospice nurse and we are planning to move my mom to a facility on Monday. There are two options. The first is a nursing home t... Read more


    12/6/2014 1:35:20 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a nice time with friends tonight but tomorrow I have to go back to the hospital to talk about hospice care for my mom. I spoke to one of m... Read more


    12/5/2014 4:31:40 PM, by TODDERICKV

    The oncologist told us that they do not think my mom will be around much longer than a week. They do not want to do chemo because her body will ... Read more

  • Hearing the heartbeat

    12/5/2014 4:20:19 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today my daughter had an ultrasound to check on the babies. This is the first one since losing her fiance so we ALL went to support her. By... Read more


    12/4/2014 11:02:14 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I spoke to oncologist today and they are doing a bone marrow test on my mom. After that, she should know what kind of lymphoma it is and the tre... Read more

  • One day at a time

    12/3/2014 5:56:46 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Thank you everyone for your kind words these last few days, your thoughts and prayers really did a lot to me. Today I am feeling a bit bett... Read more


    12/3/2014 11:43:25 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Still waiting on official diagnosis. They are waiting on lab results, then oncologist consult, and then will call us about more tests and possib... Read more

  • Your chance to give me heck

    12/2/2014 12:23:13 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night my daughter stayed at her inlaws, she wanted to just hear Scotty stories all night and I think its important to all of them that th... Read more


    12/2/2014 10:54:39 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Well, they THINK my mom has lymphoma but they don't know for sure. More tests today and more consultations. Once they know what is wrong, we can ... Read more

  • Getting back in the saddle....

    12/1/2014 11:54:47 PM, by FLAMENM

    After a long absence, I'm back. I need to get back into the game. Walking, rowing, yogaing!... Read more

  • Trying to get it back together

    12/1/2014 4:44:53 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I'm a mess today. I couldn't take the day off so I'm trying to work but it's not happening. I've lost 5 pounds in two days My daughter is... Read more

  • MOM

    12/1/2014 10:52:52 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Mom is having something called an ERCT (I think) today to see if they can figure out what is wrong with her. Fingers crossed.... Read more

  • NANA

    11/30/2014 11:08:40 AM, by TODDERICKV

    We finally had my Nana's memorial. It was a beautiful service and was good to be surrounded by friends and family.... Read more

  • In a blink of an eye your life is turned upside down

    11/30/2014 10:21:06 AM, by TIKITAMI

    The first day of culinary school when asked why the students were there the cute, quiet boy looked up and said, "I'm just here to pick up chic... Read more


    11/29/2014 12:16:43 AM, by TODDERICKV

    We got mom admitted to hospital. They are running lots of tests and hope to find out what is wrong with her soon. All we know for sure is she has... Read more


    11/28/2014 11:46:51 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Thanksgiving was a little difficult. I went to my parents' house to help my dad get my mom ready. She refused to let him dress her and said she... Read more

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