What Would Jesus Say?

April 8, 2011 2 Comments

Yesterday I posted the following video on my Facebook page: My comment that accompanied this video said simply, “Good message. Worth the watch, even if your stance is “worth the wait”.” Worth the Wait is a curriculum us Bible Belters use to terrorize our children into keeping their venereal diseases and their penises to themselves …

Hormones, Drama, Raw Edges, & Rambling

March 28, 2011 6 Comments

I’m really curious as to whether hormone fluctuations attract emotional drama or just magnify what’s been there all along so that it becomes glaringly, blatantly, unignorable. Really. I don’t need this. I need my brain chatter to shut up so my body can sleep at night. I need the sun to shine today and the …

The Connectors

February 3, 2011 4 Comments

Prejudice. Bigotry. Racism. These are very ugly words. So ugly, in fact, that when my first child was born over 20 years ago, a made myself a promise. As she and her sisters grew, I refused to use race as a descriptor in identifying their friends. I did not want my children to grow up …

2010: Looking Back So I Can Look Forward

December 29, 2010 10 Comments

Looking back is not something I typically do. There’s nothing a person can do to change what’s been done, and spending time dwelling on it is pretty much a waste of time. This year, however, I think it is important for me to look back at the past twelve months so that I can recognize …

Observations on Love and Romance

December 27, 2010 0 Comments

The past few weeks have given me ample opportunity to observe the world around me.  It’s provided quite an education, or in some cases a bit of re-education. It’s been fun to watch my kids, Christmas shoppers, extended family, my sweet man, good friends, movies, and more. However, I think the most intriguing observations have come …

Homebound Technology Potential

November 15, 2010 5 Comments

This past week has been quite a roller coaster of emotion. Daughter #3 (Cowgirl) managed to acquire a broken leg in the first 7th grade basketball game of her season/career last Monday night. Things looked pretty nasty at first, then seemed to be a bit better, then as of Friday when we finally got in …

Books that Changed My Life — BrainGym and Bal-A-Vis-X

October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Clicking some of these links will take you to Amazon. If you buy something through the link, I get a small kickback. However, I’m not exaggerating on the “changed my life” part. Just sayin’….. My life has most certainly been quite a journey thus far. There haven’t been many exotic places or encounters with …

10 Things

September 25, 2010 0 Comments

1. Coffee without whipped cream out of the spray can just isn’t the same at 5:30 AM on a Saturday. 2. Cats aren’t the only mammals with 9 lives. Apparently some humans have that many, too, and save them for years 80-90. 3. Roller coasters are made of many different substances. In my case the …

Paranoia Part 2: The Principal's Office

September 22, 2010 0 Comments

For some reason, it doesn’t seem to matter how benign the circumstances, sitting down in the office of a school  principal gives me a bad case of gastrointestinal distress. Maybe that’s because most of my life, I’ve been a smidge shy of  being totally innocent. And maybe it has something to do with the fact …

Hair-Trigger Paranoia Switch

September 17, 2010 8 Comments

Yesterday was highly productive. I accomplished nothing other than taking a nice long trip down the road to paranoia. In other words, I wasted my whole day worrying about something that wasn’t even a problem, and in the process, probably created a few that didn’t previously exist. So how can I say it was highly …