Category Archives: Gratitude

Everything I Never Want to be

I heard my name called from the other room and was asked to join the others. I was sure it was something I had done wrong, again, and sighed as I approached the board room. We all walked on egg shells, held our breath, and asked how high when we were told to jump. The tension…

The Good Stuff

My life has been pretty upbeat lately. I’m on a new road to happiness that is keeping me engaged and positive (thank you meds, thank you Brian), and I’m learning to accept that not everything goes as planned. We are outside more, playing with Barbies, watching little to no T.V. (not that I don’t love…

I Wanted to Tell You…

I had the appointment with the fertility Dr last week. I wanted to share it with you in my usual poetic way, going over the details of the office and the way the chairs were set up. I wanted to tell you about the examination room and that there wasn’t a sink in there. I…

iPPP – Soaking in the Moments

This week we are getting back into routine after our holidays We are gardening, playing, and enjoying the sun. We are picking flowers when we’ve been asked not to. And we are soaking in the moments… all of them, because they go by so fast. Related Posts:Fall in the ParkUnderneath the SunflowersAnd then it was…

Cool as a Muther Heffin’ Cucumber

This weekend I took our daughter swimming with a friend. Nothing too spectacular; her mother in a bathing suit; all the children of the world in one body of water; someone named Alynna having a birthday party; water up my nose and in my face. But we had fun and made it out unscathed. I…

Toddlerisms

My girl is almost three. She is a combination of silliness and sophistication that hasn’t quite found its way, making her into the perfect comedy. I have a bite mark on the inside of my cheek from holding back laughter when she presents her serious scoldings, lengthy stories, and little talks. She’s growing, and I don’t…

I Saw Your Bum

At almost 3 (gasp) my daughter is growing so fast and changing everyday. Her questions are rapid and seem to be pulled out of thin air; “Why is the water going so fast?” “Who is that person?” “What’s that smell like?” “I saw your bum, want to see mine?” Keeping up with her, educating her,…

Sugar, Holidays, and Puppies Crying

I’ve finished my holidays. I feel like one hundred puppies are crying inside my soul. For two weeks we slept in, hung out in our pajamas, built towers, watched movies, put together puzzles, played in the snow, ate candy too early in the morning, and enjoyed each other. It has taken a long time for…

2012

This year did not fly by for me, it dragged its ass and punched me in the face. More days than not I struggled to make it through to the next, fighting to keep my head above water. I sat at rock bottom and climbed to the mountain top….then rolled back down to the bottom….