High school baseball tryouts were yesterday. I know this, because for the past few weeks my oldest has been asking if I've signed him up for it. Even after I printed off the registration, handed it to him, and found all of his gear, placing it on his bed. Make no mistake - I signed… Continue reading Leave the Heels, Take the Bat.
I'm not gonna lie - I've been struggling lately with a bit of jealousy. Not your normal, run of the mill jealousy over someone else being prettier, thinner, better than me...no. I'm jealous of other businesses. I follow them on Instagram and Facebook. I'm constantly researching the market and following the trends all over the… Continue reading Business Envy
My son is getting ready for his Freshman semi-formal right now. I've been asking him for weeks if he needed anything for the dance; a new shirt, pants...a hair cut maybe? Nope. He was 'all set' - until this morning. Just 12 hours before the dance. "I need a shirt. Oh, and a tie." That… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Dance
For those of you who know me, you know I'm a pretty positive person. I'm always smiling. I'm usually pretty happy. I don't often share a tale of woes because I don't really have any. Well, not now anyway. Not anymore. Back in July, I went through something. It shook me to my core. I… Continue reading 8 Months of Soul Searching…
I love books. I love reading them. I love the way they feel. I even love the way they smell...yes, I'm not ashamed to say I've sniffed my share of books. Specifically, I love hardcover books. There's something about holding a big, heavy hardcover on your lap that makes you feel like you're doing something… Continue reading My Secret Book Fetish
So now that my folks have moved across town, to what I consider the tip of the earth, there's no more "pop in," no more "see you in a few minutes" - no, our time has to be planned now. We have to schedule places to meet, because you know..neither one of us wants to… Continue reading My Morning with Mom
I don't like to watch the news. I don't like my happy world interrupted by death, political posturing, kidnapping and natural disasters. I don't like knowing what insurmountable pain surrounds us, all over the world. I'm crazy like that. Growing up in my suburban home, I simply don't recall such bad news. I don't seem… Continue reading The World Today…It’s Not The 80s.
My son has a project due in a few days. He has to recreate a Trireme. If y'all aren't currently taking 7th grade History class, it's a devastating warship which permitted Athens to build her maritime empire and dominate the Aegean in the 5th century BCE. (Thank you, Google.) He's had weeks to prepare and… Continue reading Sawdust & Memories
I love my kids so much, it hurts - so when I have an epic fail as a mom, like, epic fail...it wrecks me. Today, was an epic fail day. And it's not even 8 a.m. My oldest has been struggling with his grades. I could make excuses and tell you it's because he's got… Continue reading Having an Epic Fail Day
I've been thinking about how insane things feel right now. It seems you can't say anything, do anything or be anything without someone being offended. Bullying. Cyber Bullying. Exploitation of kids, women...black lives matter, blue lives matter...shouldn't everyone matter? For the past few nights my daughter has been crying because of a hoax that was… Continue reading Missing the Good Old Days…