Family

No Matter What

I started a tradition and didn’t even know it. I started taking my daughters on “mommy trips”. Just the two of us. Last year I took Ciera to Oregon and Northern California. We rented a car and went wherever we felt like going. One day we sat in an amusement park arguing. But at the …

She Called

My son was hurt. Seriously. After the ambulance ride, after the air-vac, after the surgery, after the discovery of his broken back, after his brace fitting, before he recouped In our home, before getting the first of many bills and just as reality of this life altering experience began to penetrate our daily moments, she …

Still Blogging

I haven’t stopped blogging. I write. I read. I delete. Its therapeutic. I can paraphrase. Yea…. Deleted again. I am thinking of creating a blog where no one knows it’s me and I can say whatever I want and not feel bad or wrong or worried about being bad or wrong or worried. Would you …

Nothing Ever Gets Done

A conversation – “Do you want to go? Really?” – “No. I feel like I need to.” – “Maybe you could start doing what you really want to do.” – “If everyone did what they wanted to do, nothing would ever get done.” Really. I think Thomas Edison would disagree. “I never did a days …

I HAVE NEVER FELT SO OLD

Are there pictures of me canoeing 4 miles up river while herding 45 teen-agers in 22 canoes? Nope. But I have sun burned knees and a very shiny red nose! Use your imagination. Are there pictures of all of us hauling said canoes half a mile up a steep mountain on our shoulders while walking …

Tigger Day

Starting the drive to work a tad late and catching every red light on Val Vista started to define my day. At Main Street I was so close to getting the green! Heading toward University the Eeyore in me started to surface. “I can tell what kind of day this is going to be!” I …

A Test – Oh NO!

I have created a test. Take it or not. It’s all up to you. 1. After emptying your grocery cart in the store parking lot do you a. Take it back inside the store so the bag boy won’t have to bother with doing his job. b. Leave it in front of your vehicle so …

Choking Stress

Stress: The confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it…. Or doesn’t. I understand the paralyzed state. Been there a few times…this year. You know when there are so many things that NEED to be done you don’t do anything …

Isaac and Rachel

Isaac is getting married…..soon….very soon. He told me last week he thinks it will be on the 31st…. of MAY! (please note the word thinks!!!!) CHANGE OF DATE! CHANGE OF DATE! CHANGE OF DATE. UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. WILL UPDATE WHEN DATE IS KNOWN. Her name is Rachel. And he loves her. When I was …

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