Recently my husband and I (for the umpteenth time) began discussing our “plan” for getting healthy. We decided that we have both become a little lazy in our approach over the winter months. For the most part, we eat fairly healthy: breakfast every morning, whole grains over white bread/pasta, few processed foods (damn you Cheeze-Its and … More Advo-Wat?!
You try your damnedest to portray an essence of happiness, of strength, accomplishment. Anything the world throws at you, you can handle it. And you do, for the most part. You have gotten so good about hiding behind the tough exterior, that it almost seems real. You walk around with your shoulders back, a smile … More Finding My Pink and Yellow Happy
I would like to begin this post by saying that I am not, I repeat, I am not one of those full-of-herself girls that is birthday-obsessed. You know the one. Her day is her day and should be treated as such. She has to give you reminders for weeks prior to her birthday… “Hey, my birthday is … More Worst. Birthday. Ever.
Last family photo op for a while; we just moved our oldest into her freshman college dorm room, four hours away. It was a successful day, although not without its fair share of Jameson-isms, tears, and a roller coaster of emotions. Actually, less like a roller coaster, more like a minefield. More on that at … More Move-In Date
Religion. Always a touchy subject and I am probably going to piss a lot of people off with this post. For a little background… I have gone back and forth in my mind as long as I can remember regarding my faith and spirituality. I was force fed Catholicism for 17 years of my life. … More Religion, viCariously Speaking…
I haven’t touched on anything personal over the past couple of months, but am slowly warming up to the idea of writing again. To be honest, the break was nice. With the way my mind works, however, having a creative outlet is a must. I can’t promise weekly blog posts from here on out. I … More The Whip and Zucchini Chips
Chapter I – Tommy Chapter II – Cari Chapter III – Clay Chapter IV – Terry Terry twisted the base of the black tube gently with his fingertips. He lovingly followed the Berry Frost stick as it spiraled to its fully extended position. He gently pressed the color onto his lips and carefully traced inside … More As the Phase Dock Turns, Chapter IV
I’ve been in a bit of a writing funk lately. The thing is, unlike most writing funks, I know exactly why I can’t produce. Some members of my husband’s family are currently dealing with some pretty scary shit, which is drudging up a lot of painful memories of my own. This is as far as I … More Funky Writing
Dirty kids, everything I own/am smelling like a hotdog due to the campfire smoke, unsanitary cooking conditions, bugs, sleeping in extremely tight quarters with five other individuals, sunburns, loud neighbors, no computer… Camping was a blast this past weekend! No, I’m not being sarcastic. I was able to spend some very much needed quality time with … More It’s Scarier When It’s Real