Hear My Plea

We officially have the keys to our first house. It’s rented, but it’s magic. I have wanted a house for the kids for over a decade now. And this house… It’s a 4 bedroom ranch with two bathrooms. Finally enough room that we aren’t tripping over each other just to move around. (We’ve been in […]

A Tisket A Tasket

School is going.  I’m doing quite well, but the classes I’m taking are college writing and Math.  So they were going to go well. Should help pad my GPA for when the going gets tough.  I did realize, much to my delight, that now that I’m full-time I’m eligible for the Dean’s List.  I look […]

You Only Wish

I am in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee in a secluded cabin with my husband of 10 years and not a single child I birthed in site.  You only with you were me!

It’ll Be OK

Have you ever known someone who you can talk to for like 30 minutes tops, just to realize it’s actually been 4 hours? I think I’m suddenly going to be ok in the friendship department. If I can only have one local friend, then at least I seem to have found the one I need. […]

Our Song

Since the day I crossed the stage and accepted my high school diploma and my (then) friend sat in the audience, his chest filled with pride, little knowing that I’d soon be his, this has been our song. It’s meaning has increased for me, recently, as I truly appreciate all that he is for me. […]

A Pink Anniversary

I could have handled the sinuses. It moving to my chest was to be expected.  For me.  Everything moves to my chest.  I have a great chest, after all. But what I woke up to last Tuesday, the day before my 10-year-anniversary, was a bit much. I woke up for my shower at about 6.  […]

Ten Years

I have been married for 10 years as of today.  That is more than 1/3rd of my life.  No joke.  I’m 30-years-old at the end of this year, but not yet.  So my math holds tight. Way back, before Luke was born, when Pat and I were separated and he had just moved out with […]

I Don’t Post On Tuesdays But…

  “Tomorrow is impossible astronaut day!” Said I to my husband the evening prior, “So if you wake up with tally marks on your arm… It wasn’t me!” Now, be good and pass this on!

See That Balcony? I’m Going To Sleep On That Balcony If The Weather Permits!

What about the wild animals, Karen? It’s a balcony!  A really high up balcony!  I’ll be fine! Animals climb, Karen, with their claws.  That they’ll use to maul you. Then they’ll just have to agree to snuggle. We’ve put the deposit on our cabin.  Hot tub on the balcony outside.  Jacuzzi inside.  Pool table loaded […]

Broken Hearted

Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most to me.  Like Pat, Thomas and I getting matching monogrammed stockings for T’s first Christmas.  My mom bought them for us.  Then gladly bought one for Luke when he entered our life.  When Sammy’s turn came mom was happy to purchase again, when I realized they […]

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