Reblog: In Memory of my dad #1

Today, I’m remembering my dad. I hope that’s alright with you. It’s been 2 years, probably about this time exactly, that he died. I miss him. A lot. Some days it hurts, and other days are just days like every other one  that has come before. There’s a lot of good in this world, weContinue reading “Reblog: In Memory of my dad #1”

love, love, love, love, love

This won’t be eloquent.  I don’t have the energy to make it sound pretty.  My dad is gone, and my heart is broken.  A million shards.  People say cherish the memories.  And I do, and I will.  But what about our plans?  You may think I’m stupid, but I wanted him to see my chickens.  They’reContinue reading “love, love, love, love, love”

A Cowboy’s Hat

This morning I stumbled out of bed and stumbled to the kitchen, poured myself a cup of ambition, yawned and stretched and tried to come alive. Not really.  It’s Saturday.  I slept later than usual, I awoke refreshed and feeling great, and meandered to the bathroom. Then I peeked out the window to see ifContinue reading “A Cowboy’s Hat”


Sometimes I get tired.  Physically tired. Emotionally tired. Spiritually tired. I don’t like myself  like this. Days like today, when all I want to do is vomit hate, bitterness, rage, and tears all over my keyboard, I must restrain.  I must filter.  My stable self says, Read your Bible, Count your Blessings, Breathe Deeply. My irrational selfContinue reading “Overcoming”

So Happy Together!

My cowboy husband J-Dub needed to move some cows on Saturday.  They had grazed down a pasture pretty well and needed some greener grass.  You know, over on the other side.  It is typically a rather large job for one cowboy alone to move 90 cows from one pasture to another, so he moved mostContinue reading “So Happy Together!”

Warning: Roller Skating May Lead to Gullible Bones

This is a great song.  I first heard it at a teacher training about 4 years ago for incorporating music in the classroom, and I bought it as soon as I got home.  It’s by a girl named Melanie, whose voice is a little Janis Joplin”ish”.   That makes me love it even more.   Me and my niece Ash laced upContinue reading “Warning: Roller Skating May Lead to Gullible Bones”

Giddy Up Oomm poppa oomm poppa mow mow

Yesterday I got my hair done. Or rather, yesterday I got ma har did. Today I’ve changed my name to Elvira. And not because we have similar bosoms.  Trust me on this.  Let’s just say my hair is a bit dark.  I’m including a picture (not of my bosoms). So when you see me at The Walmarts you won’tContinue reading “Giddy Up Oomm poppa oomm poppa mow mow”