Six years ago I drove down a street in my hometown. It was the same street where my friends and I would stop in after school at the local pizza joint, and then head next door to the ice cream shop. As I approached the pizza shop, I noticed a "For Rent" sign in the… Continue reading Live Your Dream
After a long day at the boutique, I came home to an empty house. Heaven! The husband and the kids were out. Nice! Alone time. The house was mine all mine. Well, mine and my pups. In my elation, I ran upstairs to put on my pjs and get all snuggled up to watch some… Continue reading Why I will never fold laundry again, unless I’ve personally washed it myself
A few years back, we told our oldest about Santa. He was eleven at the time. And by 'we' I mean my husband, because in all actuality, I was a coward, and just couldn't bring myself to destroy my son's childhood. And guess what? It did not go well. So when my middle turned eleven… Continue reading Telling the Truth…About Santa
I’ll admit it. I love this time of year. When the days grow shorter, and the air becomes crisp, and the smell of a wood burning stove permeates from house to house, I revert to a child-like state. It’s the beginning of the holiday season. From November to January, I am in a perpetual good… Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again…
Three weeks before our wedding, my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. He was just 29 years old. I remember the oncologist telling us to cancel the wedding and our Hawaiian honeymoon, as he would need surgery right away, possible chemo & radiation. But he was unwavering. "I've waited my whole life for this woman.… Continue reading Love Worth Fighting For
Here’s how absolutely vain I am. When I was in the 6th grade, I needed glasses. Like, really needed glasses. I sat in the front row of class and wouldn’t put them on until the teacher walked in, and closed the door behind her. When I was in my early 20s, before contact lenses came… Continue reading Vanity, How I Loathe You…
What is it about having the day off that makes me feel like I need to do a million things in order to feel worthy of having the day off? Every Monday, after I get my little to the bus, I'm almost giddy with excitement as I run up the front steps and into the… Continue reading Why I Can Never Drink Hot Coffee.
Last week was rough. I was pooped on by my dog, chased after a fox to save my chickens, had my poor little ear skin burned by a 410 degree curling iron, poked myself in the eye with a tweezers, and had an ongoing fight with a fly that just would not retreat. Throw in… Continue reading And how was your week?
I know what you're thinking, and why this scares you. Things may change. Your life may change. Your head tells you to keep it all in, keep it quiet. Swallow it down and keep it to yourself. But your heart is heavy, and holding it all in has been wreaking havoc on your mascara. It's… Continue reading When it all falls apart…
So y'all know I have chickens. Five, to be exact - after learning the one that I personally picked out, was indeed a roo. Oh, and after the two we 'adopted' from my daughter's classroom, decided to escape. (yes, that's what we've told the kids) So now there are five. And I'm not gonna lie,… Continue reading A Fox in the Hen House…Well…Almost.