Happy New Year! I'm feeling a little out of sorts as this new year dawns. I spent a quiet evening at home trying to get through am awful chest cold. My girls and their respective families spent the evening in their own homes as well. We are NEVER apart for this holiday. This year we … Continue reading An Unusual Blessing For A New Year
Zara. That's her name. She was born on my birthday in June. She and I share a middle name which was also my grandmother's middle name. She is my sixth grandbaby and one of only two girls. I am terribly thankful that both of my daughters now have the privilege of raising their own daughter. … Continue reading And Then There Were Six.
I've spent a majority of my life believing I'm lazy, and yet I had a hard time resting today. How does that make any sense? See, I keep 3 of my grandchildren 4 days a week. My other 2 (soon to be 3) grandchildren were here over the weekend as well with my daughter. Sunday, … Continue reading Lazy Lies
If one learns a skill using tutorials via YouTube, Pinterest, etc., then is one truly self taught? #LearningToCrochet #LearningToKnit People are putting their hard earned time into writing and/or filming tutorials. It seems awfully haughty to act like if one doesn't use an in person, face to face teacher, then whatever is learned is ultimately … Continue reading Random Thought About Learning
Andrew the new, Dancing in your mother's womb, We await your arrival, For any day now you'll bloom. Wonderful, you will be with 10 little fingers and 10 tiny toes. The perfect beautiful gift, kissed with a cute button nose. You were a surprise, but a delight indeed. Sometimes you danced so hard that your … Continue reading Dancing Baby Boy
All gone. Those were the words of finality that were expressed today at the loss of my daughter's new pregnancy. This would have been her and her husband's third child. This would have been Babyman and Dr. Evil's new sibling. This would have been my sixth grandbaby. It won't be though, because ... well I don't … Continue reading All Gone
Have you ever had a package get lost? I have. Today. My package was not on my front porch, even though UPS and Amazon said it was. I got frustrated and I felt a little crazy. I looked everywhere they've ever left a package. Nothing. I called 1-800-PICK-UPS. I had to talk to a faux … Continue reading The Lost Package of Maturity
Cornbread. Cabin walls. Pretentious personalities. Sand in my swimsuit. Low light photography. My middle aged memories. Today's daily prompt. GRAINY I'm sorry this sounds like the random answers to some family night board game category, but it's all I've got tonight. I take that back, I'm not really sorry; I like game night! Photo credit: https://stocksnap.io/photo/1PXZR3FSA2
Not every storm produces a rainbow. Not every rain shower yeilds flowers. Sometimes it just rains. Storms come. Floods happen. Rain falls. That's life. Too often we settle for platitudes when we should acknowledge and accept that crap happened. We can learn and grow, or we can keep passing off Pinterest quotes and out of … Continue reading Rainbow Platitudes
I recently realized that my eating habits range from "Feast, for tomorrow we die." and "We have 2 cans of green beans and a can of fruit cocktail since the zombie apocalypse happened; maybe it's time to scout for supplies.".