List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could

This is question number 4 on my list of 30 things my kids should know about me. What 10 things would I tell my 16 year old self.  Oh my.   I wish I could visit her.  Deep down I think she was sweet, but she was flirting much too often with rebellion, sowing wildContinue reading “List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could”

Am I worthy of a ‘hello, nice to meet you?’

I’m ranting. Not just because I’m mad, but because I’m sad too.  Anger and tears.  That’s what happens to me.  First I get angry, and then I cry and then I get angrier that I’m crying, and then I cry harder, which makes me more angry.  Aaarrrggghhhh! I have such a high tolerance too.  IContinue reading “Am I worthy of a ‘hello, nice to meet you?’”

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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…

A day in the backyard with 5 chickens and two dogs

Today the weather is agreeable.  The skies are a cobalt blue with an occasional fluffy cumulus cloud in the distance.  The wind is slight. It’s still chilly enough to need a coat, but when you find a good place to sit in the sun, your insides begin to warm and your heart smiles. As doesContinue reading “A day in the backyard with 5 chickens and two dogs”


When our little girl was born, she had to go to the NICU.  We had had a very difficult labor, not like all labor and deliveries aren’t difficult, but if my memory serves me correctly, it was no walk in the park.  They ended up taking me for a C-section.  They were concerned about theContinue reading “Breastfeeding”

Sara Lee, my first love

I just so happen to be one of the unfortunate souls who’ve been cursed with a sweet tooth.  Mine doesn’t hide in the back with the molars, but actually lives up front and center and it makes sure that it gets noticed when a hankering comes along, which is just about every day around fourContinue reading “Sara Lee, my first love”

Just the beginning

She’s barely one. And I’m pretty sure I’m in over my head. When she’s sleeping, I’ve got it made.  Piece of cake. But when she’s awake, she’s really trying to run the show around here.  Already.   At the end of some days, I need a 3 day vacation.  But alas, this is a 24/7Continue reading “Just the beginning”