Jack Emmett arrived by c-section at 11:25pm on July 13, 2020. He's gorgeous, and we're getting to know each other and figuring out this life outside the womb thing!
How many times have each of us heard this phrase over the last two months? I’ve lost count for sure, and I’ve even been known to use it a few times. People ask me how it feels to be pregnant during this pandemic. Frankly I don’t know the difference, as I’ve not been this pregnant [...]
So I'm adding a thing to my list of "all the things". (Future) mother is my newest role. I'm currently almost 18 weeks pregnant with my first and likely only child. I'm due in mid-July and will be a single mother by choice. I'm very excited and can't wait to meet my baby!
In my quest to be all the things I have been doing some of the things very poorly. On the good news front: I have completed 2 of 10 classes toward my Masters in Management Information Systems with As. I took on a new role at work. Same boss, same location, same "level", but a [...]
A lot of changes happened in my world since I last updated this site. Our last episode of "Back When We Were Interesting" was recorded and posted in May 2017. I finished up my leadership program at work in early June 2017. I closed on a new home in mid-June 2017, with lots of work [...]
AKA Shel's somewhat educated opinions on healthcare legislation Last Monday I was privileged to represent the American Liver Foundation's Hep C National Patient Advisory Committee as part of the Digestive Disease National Coalition's (DDNC) Public Policy Forum and Hill Day. I met with staffers at 7 different Congressional offices (for Ohio and New Jersey), while [...]
Well, I've been sick for all of 2017 so far. Which means I've been ignoring pretty much everything, including work. I'm finally on the mend, but boy it hasn't been fun. For the first time since I joined my company, we have off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I'm not making it a day of [...]
"There's nothing wrong with that." That's what people tell me when they realize I'm single at 44. Yeah, I know there's nothing wrong with being single at 44. But do they really believe it, or are they trying to give me a platitude that they think will make me feel better about something I'm already [...]
I know, I've been awfully quiet lately. I took on some extra stuff this summer, most notably going back to college. I started working toward a Communications degree, and I had a 7 week online Public Speaking course. It took WAY more time and effort than I expected, in the midst of my summer of [...]
So, let me get this part out of the way first...I'm kinda smart - like 98th percentile smart and am a member of Mensa. Mensa is a worldwide high IQ organization. I have been a member off and on since I was about 12, when my Mom thought it would be cool if I qualified [...]
A while back I decided that I wasn't going to wait for a partner to start living. So when I want to go somewhere or do something, I do it. So this summer's to do list includes a bunch of things I've already done, but they are things that I enjoy. The summer will officially [...]
Not quite a month ago (May 13-15), I had the opportunity to attend the Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC) as press. This show was in its sophomore year, it was local, and I had friends who were volunteering as "sidekicks" so I figured "why not?" Their tagline was "Be a part of the ACtion", and action was [...]