I remember one time as a teenager...joy riding as a 16 yo with my best girlfriend (Lori) and two-18 yr old boys (Jimmy & whats his name???), in a truck, in the woods, looking for trouble. Out where we shouldn't have been, our parents wouldn't have approved, and likely had we gotten caught would've had… Continue reading Ever Been Stuck?
When I was young girl (elementary and middle school age), I wished to be invisible. Like...farealzzz...fantasized about it. I remember daydreaming about how cool it would be to be invisible in a group of people to hear what they were saying, see their facial reactions, and watch them go about their plans not knowing I… Continue reading Invisible
Hard to believe...but a few short years ago my mantle was FULL overflowing with Christmas cards from friends and family. So many glittery pictures of sparkling eyes, dressed up in various versions of Christmas colors, with smiles-a-plenty, complete with well wishes for a merry season and joyful new year! This has been true for as far… Continue reading The Year No Christmas Cards Came
Have you ever had one of "those" days? The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad, Most Amazing Day Ever You know...the days when you literally open your eyes at daybreak and feel incompetent, irritable, grouchy, little, insignificant, beaten-down, not worthy or good enough? Days that mark the EVE of your 3rd born and 1st daughter turning 16,… Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad, Most Amazing Day Ever
WOW!! What a response. I am in shock and awe, completely humbled and overwhelmingly grateful for the outpouring of love, encouragement and "virtual thumbs up" I've received last week since my post about me being newly divorced. WOW...THANK YOU!!! My prediction of it being the most read article was spot on and far surpassed my… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned After My Divorce Post
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the hall Ava wouldn't stay in bed, she continued to call. Our names to come to her and tuck her in But Santa was prepping to fill up her bin. With sparkles and shimmers and dolls all aglow With first morning light, soon she will know The… Continue reading Twas the Night Before Christmas – Babies Don’t Keep
Hi. I'm "half-lit Christmas tree". I've been hiding out for the last 12 months hoping no one would notice that I'm incomplete. I don't work. I mean, I sort of do. But mostly my negative attributes (i.e. 2 strands of lights that are blown) stick out and far outweigh my positive attributes (i.e. the 2 strands… Continue reading What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree