Trying to find comfort and joy, while being an overworked, underslept, somewhat overweight mother, wife, cancer survivor and writer. I am also a teacher and librarian, a lover of good children's books, a "recovering attorney," and former political blogger at firedoglake.com. This is my daily journal on the path to enlightenment...or at least to losing another ten pounds without having to subsist on celery. Join me as I try to eat healthier meals, get a bit of exercise, spend better quality time with my family, organize my house, cope with a chronic autoimmune illness and the aftermath of two serious bouts with cancer, and somehow find some time to myself somewhere along the way. Easier said than done.