My Earliest Memory

Memory From My Early Childhood I have a few very early childhood memories.  I grew up in Chicago on Greenbay Avenue right in front of the Marblehead Lime Company. Anyone who grew up there will remember the days when everything was coated in a film of white powder.  It’s probably why I have asthma now […]

Managing Type 2 Diabetes


The Diagnosis When I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes approximately 2 years ago, I was devastated.  I had fasting blood glucoses that were very high and my first A1C was 12.7!  The first trip to the grocery store was extremely overwhelming as I looked at all of the labels of the food I usually […]

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes


It’s Tax Time! My taxes are done!  I e-filed today!  I have “rendered unto Caesar the things that are Caesars..” (Matthew 22:21).  “Caesar” also gets to give me a little back. That part is always nice.  A little refund is welcome to me.  If it weren’t for our “little deductions” (and the big ones too […]



Books during Lent? Lent is a time when many Catholics “give up” something for 40 days. It’s a way to hopefully discipline ourselves – taking away something that we’ve become addicted to or spend too much time doing.  Some people choose to “take on” something that will help them grow spiritually.  Those practices could include […]

Making the Most Out of Lent 2016

Lent is Upon Us! Can you believe Lent is here already? Wasn’t it just Christmas?!  It seems like it got here in a hurry this year.  Ash Wednesday is February 10th – that’s this coming Wednesday.  Did you know Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation?  It isn’t, but going to mass on […]

My 2016 Life Goals

Theresa’s 2016 Life Goals Make prayer a priority, not an after thought. Make it to confession (I’m Catholic) monthly – make an appointment if necessary! I also need to be more of a doer of the Word, not just a hearer. Make family a priority. Not that they never were, but I spend too much […]