Friday, March 17, 2017


Welcome to the kitchen on Chickadee Lane.

I'm Wendy, the mom. Currently I spend my days homeschooling my two teenage sons, and "just being there" for my two young adult know, in case they do actually still "need" me.

I've recently begun a journey to becoming healthier. Before I began, my pain level was high pretty much continuously. I had to use my arms to push myself up from a chair. I could barely walk to the corner and back without feeling winded and hurting even more.

I began taking a morning stroll with my camera, to find what I could in nature to capture. I gradually increased my distance. I also began noticing improvements in how I felt. It was an exciting day to realize I could actually rise from a chair without needing to use my arms to push up!

There will be occasional...okay, probably frequent...posts about my journey to healthy.

Jen is my only daughter. She is a crew member at a nearby McDonald's. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 10 1/2. We've been on this roller coaster, mostly together, for about 13 years now. She depends on me a lot less now, but I'm still here if she needs me.

A few months ago, we decided that on March 16, 2018, we plan to begin a through hike on the Appalachian Trail. Yeah, it may be just a pipe dream, but it gives me a goal to work toward on this journey back to being healthier. We plan to share about our preparations for this adventure.

We also plan to share some of our adventures in the kitchen, and some of our favorite recipes.

One more purpose for this blog is to share reviews of some of the restaurants we visit. Our budgets are tight, so restaurants don't happen frequently. But we do belong to a ladies' luncheon group, which meets once a month at various local eateries.

I hope you'll join us often!

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