When the letter comes.

When the letter comes.

This is for you loves who are right smack dab in the middle of your divorce. When you feel naked and vulnerable and scared. When you're not sure how much longer you can stand the pain in your heart. When what you really need is hot soup, and hugs, and kind words, and friendship, and [...]

Trust

Trust

You should have seen me these last few days, I've been the queen of efficiency. I've got so much accomplished it's preposterous. You should have seen me the day before yesterday, I was like a crazy ninja of greatness. Not only did I get through fantastic amounts of stuff at work, but I ran like [...]

The fire chicken has entered the building.

The fire chicken has entered the building.

It's sports season for the kids. We are in volleyball tournaments every weekend. I used to think I was kind and patient and understanding (for crying out loud I'm pursuing a degree in social work!). This weekend I realized that I can be none of those things. Instead I can be angry and impatient and [...]

I refuse to make sandwiches

I refuse to make sandwiches

My poor, sweet children. How I adore them. There. I said kind words about them (totally sincere and filled with meaning..) so that I can say the following: Over the course of the summer they have turned into lazy, selfish, argumentative little cretins of darkness. Not so much my step-kids, but my children that live [...]

Engine brakes are obnoxious

Engine brakes are obnoxious

School is back in, vacations are over, and G is back to the grindstone at work. The man is working a ridiculous number of hours. It makes me cranky because he's gone, but proud of him for working so hard. On Saturday I accompanied him to a city three hours away to pick up a [...]

When you fall off the horse..literally

When you fall off the horse..literally

Well then. You can probably assume what happened from my title. G has been checking hay fields lately, this is part of his job. He has to walk through the fields and check for different kinds of weeds before the hay is cut and baled. The hay is currently up to his waist, which is [...]

I hate all my clothes.

I hate all my clothes.

I hate all my clothes and I need new ones. Am I the only one who ever feels like this? I already know my clothes are perfectly fine and I should be thankful and content. But I'm not in the mood for such trifles. Usually when I feel this way it's because I'm overtired and [...]