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Hi There, I'm Kris. I'm a quirky sort who loves silly jokes, sunflowers, music, divine interruptions and music. I am devoted to my nerdly, ginger-haired husband, our 3 living & growing kids, and missing our 1 Babe in Heaven. We journey together through this life, dancing to our own beat, while learning each step as my children and I are effected by a life-threatening & degenerative chronic illness called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Please look on the "What is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome" to the bottom right of the page to learn more about EDS. I believe I have been given this journey in order to over come it, and this is my story of how I get it done.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Make everyday DAZZLE with (at least a little) Awesome

Dazzled is exactly how I feel when life surprises me with what makes my heart smile; something lovely/funny about my Little World (collectively my children or the husband),  an inside joke between me & God (usually at my expense), a picturesque double rainbow on my way to work or some one's surprising wit that makes a less-than-attractive giggle bubble out of me at inconvenient times (work, where I'm supposed to be the serious boss).  It's little moments like these that I thrive on when I'm feeling so much pain, or so unwell that I don't know how I can do what my family depends on me to do everyday.  I need these dazzles, and every single one that comes my way is a necessary blessing.  That being said, who's to say I can't throw a little dazzle back into the universe too?  So that's my theme for 2012;

Coffee! *giggle*  I got this on Google images "Coffee Art"

Make everyday Dazzle with Awesome (even the bad days!).
Live courageously, love generously, smile honestly & work intelligently; protect myself only from what truly needs protection against 
& embrace whatever good or whatever hurt that may come with the rest.

Some goals I plan to accomplish with this theme in mind are:

  • Participate in more of my company's philanthropic events when I am able: There is at least one every 6 weeks or so; it's something I've wanted to do as both a great opportunity to build memories with my family as well as team-building activity for my employees while doing something necessary & important for others.  Everyone wins!
  • Scrapbook with my kids. This is NOT an activity I find enjoyable, nor is it something I have ever done willingly, however my kids are more & more interested in doing it and they want to do it with me- and who would regret doing THAT(once a month)?
  • Continue on the medical journey-taking control of my health: Build a medical team that is willing to help me become & stay healthy with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
Don't worry (all of you biting your nails...reading this blog...get it?  That's funny....ok I think I'm funny), I'm not going to make this blog even more boring with posts of "what I did that was awesome" everyday.  I'll just post the spectacularly awesome dazzle either from universe or from me.



  1. Hey Kris,
    Happy New Year my friend! Awesome image on the last blog of my home town (where ironically I again missed NYE LOL).
    I really like your 2012 goals... I especially like the part about only protecting what needs to be protecting and embracing the hurt and the good that comes from those experiences. I certainly didn't get to that detail on my new years blog but I really do endorse it fully.

    I hope 2012 exceeds your expectations in every way!

  2. Thank you Displaced! It was important to me to add in the protection part, I did something last year thinking I was embracing something good (albeit scary) & it turns out I should have been protecting myself against it, and I'm still dealing with it's repercussions.
    I thought of you when I saw the GORGEOUS picture of Sydney Harbor- it took my breath away.
    Happy New Year to you too, I'm excited to read your journey through it this year. :)