Monday, May 19, 2014

Up and Down

The Teen had her nine-month follow-up at the pediatric bone marrow clinic last week. I know, it seems more like nine years to us, too.

We got good news and not-so-good news. She's not as out-of-the-woods as we were hoping for at this point, and her brilliant but very conservative physician put the kibosh on some much anticipated fall plans for going away to college. When you've lived with your parents in an 8 by 10 room for many months, this is not what you want to hear.

odille skirt - I scored Anthropologie at Goodwill!
Talbots cardi - uber clearance a couple of years ago
Loft tank - uber clearance a couple of years ago
Fluevog pumps - clearance a couple of years ago
Sara Coventry multi-chain necklace - vintage from Mom

And so we make new plans, and are grateful she's here to make them with.

Thanks to all of you out there who have loved and supported us on this long journey to a new life.

Love, peace & grace,

P.S. I wore something from Goodwill to the office every single day last week :)


  1. Lovely outfit with a pretty skirt. Hang in there with your daughter's evolving situation.

  2. I'm sorry to hear she cannot go away to college just yet - but as you said - thankfully she's here to make new plans.

    Your Anthro skirt is an amazing find!!

  3. I'm sorry about the not so good news, but I know that you are keeping the good news close. Still thinking of you all the time!

  4. It's a real rollercoaster, isn't it? The Teen will have her time, I'm sure. And you look GORGEOUS! xxx

  5. You're back! Oh, I'm so glad. I could have sworn I could no longer access your blog and was so worried about you. I told my husband about you and how I coudn't find you and now have told him you and family are okay and I'm so glad. :) Wow, so many things have happened in your life and now 2 new jobs too. So happy to hear the teen has made progress and I know you're hanging in there with her.
    And, oh my, you look just gorgeous in this pretty skirt and cardi. xoxoxo

  6. Ah, the ups and downs! It's crazy. Stay strong, hon!

    LOVE this outfit - that is a gorgeous skirt, and I love how you've styled your Fluevogs with it.

  7. The skirt is stunning! ! Love how you styled it!!
    Sorry to hear the Teen has to delay going away to college this fall. Can she take some online courses??


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