Monday, July 29, 2013


New shoes for an interview: $79.99
Suntan Nylons: $2.50
Styling gel to control my curly hair frizz: $3.50
New wardrobe for a new job: $367.15
Not dreading another Monday morning: PRICELESS!
Having a week off before I start: AMAZING!

Friday, July 19, 2013


It was 3AM the other night. Drewbie-doo was screaming like crazy. Daddy tried to comfort him but he needed mommy. He wanted it to be "morning". He was inconsolable for awhile.

Then we brought him into bed with us. Finally after much shuffling and contorting ourselves into crazy positions, he fell asleep.

I got a glimpse of his profile in the dark.... and I remembered why I never slept those first weeks of him being born. I was back there 3 years ago, fascinated with his beautiful face, his presence. I couldn't stop staring at him. I couldn't believe he was real. So real. I couldn't fathom.. this...this.. this... came from me?

He's in the living room now, having a "picnic" of cheese-itz and peanut butter crackers, watching Toy Story... again.
I am so blessed to be a mother, to create life, to relive my childhood in glorious ways through his eyes.

So glad I got startled awake that night. It helps me be so thankful for the sleep I get to have 98% of the time and I got to remember and smile at those first few months.

I belong here. Right here. Right now. Everything is as it should be.

Monday, July 8, 2013



Those days when your metabolism says, "No, I will not perform like I did when you were in your 20s."
When the buldge just won't go away
Unless you completely stop eating
Some days, the thought is not that appalling.
Another day, another gray hair
Thank goodness for a $7.00 bottle of hair color.
With undisclosed chemicals I'd rather not know about.
Sunday morning routine:
Try to find something that doesn't make me look frumpy
When marriage changes dramatically
from rainbows and sunshine
to roommates occupying space
each of us wondering how we got here
When you realize, happiness and comfort
Are not the goals
The depressing moment
When you realize
The work involved
In serving
Sure, it's noble.
Yes, it's right
The rewards are far off and worth it
I know, I know.
Evolving into another being
Painful to say the least
but heartbreaking
To leave her behind.