As I wait for Mr. Claus to eat his cookies and deliver his presents, I wanted to peek in on you all this Christmas Eve and send a magical wish for each and every one of you. I hope your Christmas continues to hold happy memories and happy moments. I hope you have someone to [...]
That sneaky little elf makes it hard for mommy to uncork that delicious bottle of red with express letters delivered from the North Pole. However, a little extra visitors tonight makes stuffing the stockings so much more fun tomorrow. As Papa Claus and Mommy Claus count the number of batteries in the drawer, I rub [...]
All the presents are wrapped. The stockings hang in anticipation. Excitement swirls in the air. I unpack the last few things from the suitcase as we call to an end of another “family weekend away.” I double check the pantry for not only a complete stock pile of cookie makings, popcorn for popping, but [...]
Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo and Peppermint Dildos: I introduced South Park formally to my oldest child the other night. Lullabies of Christmas Poo echoed through our heads. We haven’t quite gotten the lyrics right, but we sure are trying. I came across our dear sweet Mr. Hankey while I was pulling boxes from the [...]
Over-indulgence, moral soup, and Christmas on a Credit Card. Tis the season.
My heart is heavy today. I would be amiss if I didn’t acknowledge the horrific tragedies that have happened. For not recognizing them do not make them disappear. As a parent, I wept at the realization that some parents would never watch their babies walk down the steps of a school bus or skip excitedly [...]
It’s hard to say goodbye, especially when not given the chance. 8.22.12: The Day My Mother Died.
Picture: Rose on final trip home.
I struggled with the name for this post. Then my Pandora station produces a track as if, as if it were a crystal ball. I glance at the iPad dock halfway expecting to see musical notes floating through the air. I close my eyes and hear every word. Nine Inch Nails: The Only Time. I’ve [...]
It’s hard to find a picture that expresses who you are, but I did it.
*A Softer Side of the Naked Nurse posting* “All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. “ Williams Wordsworth Why can’t people just say what they mean? Why use so many words in a sentence when only 2 or 3 will get [...]
It’s beautiful outside my window today. The heat is almost unbearable, but I sit all nice and comfy under the whirr of my new a/c and teased with the turn of the black tower oscillating fan. I’m sipping the last few drops of my 2nd cup of coffee. I giggle a little at the lip [...]
I remember spring breaks as a kid. My mother packing up every beach towel and bottle of sunscreen we owned. We’d only have one bag each since bathing suits and flip flops didn’t take up much room. I remember searching for my little 110 film camera and best sun visor. I tucked lip balm [...]