Hi There! The Candid Pickle is a blog about the simple pleasures in life that sometimes go terribly wrong. Recently, my blended family of four dropped a member and it is just me with my two special children. We live in the “Gingerbread” city in the heart of Texas. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2009, bringing an abrupt stop to a 20 year fast-paced job in healthcare. I have an addictive cycle that has been with me for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I feel that I am coated with a layer of Velcro catching and attracting life’s not so pleasurable attributes. With a divorce added to my mix, every day brings new emotions. My writing can display that with a sprinkle of turmoil and unpredictability and a flair of humor on those days when all I can do is laugh. Raising children with Autism itself is unpredictable but my job is to guide them with the challenges they face and to encourage the areas of genius others might see as faults. I hope to candidly talk to you about our life and the drama that goes along with it. Thank you for visiting and please feel free to leave comments. I would love to hear from you.