Ducks and rows and herding cats Lists and notes and panic attacks This week started similar to the couple before – country music, tears, and a 5:00 a.m. trek to the airport. I was tired of the job, sick of being away from home, and worried that I had fatally wounded a friendship. Throw in a chainsaw accident (Scott) and a black… Continue reading Duck, Duck – Cat?
Welcome to Freestyle Friday! Today’s Feature: My friend and co-worker, Susanne Langer, graciously agreed to provide today’s magic. Her message of love and family transcends the Christmas season she describes and extends beyond our own short time on Earth. Today’s Challenge: Susanne blogs outside the WordPress space, so please give her a warm welcome in… Continue reading Guest Post: There’s No Place Like Home (Freestyle Friday)
Right now this family is composed of three train cars plus me and Macy Grey. In the sleeper car is my husband – sick with what appears to be influenza A. He’s finally asleep after a night of chills, fever and misery. In the coal car is my son – drained and depleted from a… Continue reading The Little Engine that Could
I’m thrilled and honored to have written the following guest post for my friend at A Holistic Journey. The prompt was to write about someone who touched your life and changed it in big or small ways. What you’ll read is 500 words about a man who touched my family’s life. What you won’t read… Continue reading May He Rest In This Piece
When I woke up yesterday, I knew it was going to be perfect. For one, I’d just finished getting an entire eight hours of sleep after accumulating a little less than that the two previous nights. I slept like the dead despite the fact that we now have a German Shorthaired Pointer in our bed because he… Continue reading The Perfect Day (Photo Challenge: Achievement)
Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy… Continue reading When the Moon and the Mountains Call
It’s only Tuesday and already it’s been an interesting week. I’m thankful to have spent Saturday with my daughter and Bestie, to have a husband who is patient with my work/insomnia-induced moods and a son who appreciates peace offerings in the form of chocolate chip cookies. A year ago tomorrow I wrote the little ditty below, hit publish… Continue reading Needa, Wanna, Shoulda, Gotta
BD (Big Daddy) married me almost 23 years ago and still doesn’t understand how pillows work on the bed. His choice would be to leave them laying on the floor; allowing the bed to more accessible when it was time to turn in for the night. In fact, if it were up to him, the bed… Continue reading 5 Things Men will never Understand about Women
Hi! I’m Macy Grey and I run this joint. My poor mama is under the weather. When I heard her coughing up a lung and moaning last rites, I knew it was time to step in. But, as soon as I volunteered to write her post, my tummy went rumbly and it won’t quit growling. It’s either nerves… Continue reading Wag More Bark Less
Do you know this pretty little flower? Do you have one growing in your garden? I don’t think so. There’s not another like her and she’s all mine! It’s my girl, Tanna. Aka: Tanna Banana–one of the loves of my life. At the end of her rookie semester in grade school, we received the obligatory progress report which… Continue reading Two Tickets to TannaLand, please….