Remembering Sophie Britannia

Remembering Sophie Britannia

Many thanks to the fine family of pet professionals at Jones Animal Hospital for helping our Sophie Britannia cross over the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon. Words cannot express my gratitude to them, or my sense of loss over Ms Sophie right now. Russ was there with me,...
Where I Am Today

Where I Am Today

It’s a rainy Saturday morning. I’ve been antsy lately, but simultaneously lethargic. I want to travel. I want to go and do and be and have adventures. I’ve been going to physical therapy twice a week since August and it has worn me down emotionally and mentally. I...
Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

I fell in love with the a capella group Straight No Chaser about a decade or so ago, when I discovered their mash-up smash of “Twelve Days of Christmas” and Toto’s “Africa.” Seriously, if you have somehow missed this, Google it – go find it on YouTube. The result is...
Two Days Away

Two Days Away

Russ and I typically try to get away for a trip every Fall. During “intense covid,” this simply couldn’t happen. This year, it wasn’t financially feasible to do one, plus, he hasn’t been able to get much time off from work, not even to go visit his family (his father...
Good Ol’ Rocky Top

Good Ol’ Rocky Top

I’m probably one of the few people you will ever meet who cries over the song “Rocky Top.” I’ve always loved it, although it means different things to me now than it did when I was a kid. The first time I ever remember listening to it was at my cousin Melenia’s house,...
“Think of Laura”

“Think of Laura”

When you are a kid, there are some things that words can’t describe. There are some things that even feelings don’t quite cover. When you’re Chrissie, those things are most commonly connected to music. Tonight, I got to see Christopher Cross in...