Senior Session One

Things are so odd in life right now. I’ve taken a leave of absence from my position with the youth group, and my hours are non-existent at my other job…yet, I’m so busy each day that I can’t seem to catch up with anything. Distance learning, and three kids at home, is no joke. Each…

Privilege and Division

I’ve hit this place lately in my blogging that is, once again, a place of blockage. I mean, I have composed several blogs over the past few weeks–foraging, recipes, whiny rants…you know, the usual. However, they’re all currently sitting in blogatory (that’s like purgatory for blogs, aka: ‘draft’ form). It’s just that the world has…

I’ll Work on It–All of It

Hello! It’s me…your cranky neighborhood friend, back at it. 😉 I apologize, again, for my annoyance with the folks needing to vent in my last blog post. I was being rude, and way too inwardly focused. Rarely, do I see something shared on Facebook that makes me reevaluate my own thoughts, but today I did….

Just a Messy Mixed Tape of a Mind

I’m going to zip through a random dumping of thoughts here. Brace yourselves. 🙂 Some days, these days are so amazing; and, sometimes, these days are SO tough. I haven’t been able to make a lot of sense out of why it’s like that, since it’s not like much is changing right now. But, then…

I Hate the Term New Normal

I’m sitting here, this Friday evening–and, all I keep thinking is HOW is already Friday? This past week both flew by and inched along, somehow simultaneously. (This blog post was actually started on Sunday. I feel like that was just yesterday, also it feels like last year.) This week, we started distance learning. My teen…

Hey Extrovert, You’re Gonna be Fine

Another week of self-quarantine has wrapped up in my house. We’re at week two, day four now. (My husband and I take a shot each night to count the days, and to celebrate getting through the day. 😉 ) Today, the official ‘shelter-in-place’ order kicked in. It won’t really change anything for us. (The biggest…

The B Side of my Life

It’s funny how my last post, and this post will seem so different. When I read back my last post, I feel like someone completely in control. In this one, I will be someone totally out of control. Both are my truths. In the days of social media perfection, and social media ‘planned imperfection’, I’m…

Self Isolating, and Home Schooling

These days, you guys. These days. ((sigh)) As a family of five, we have chosen to self-isolate. My children’s father is asthmatic, so a higher risk, and we are taking this seriously. (The way we see it…there is no harm spending a few weeks of our lives living on the safe side. There IS harm…

Sean and Draken Get Married

I believe I have about 17 blog posts that I’ve written, or partially written, sitting in my draft folder currently. I come here, I have huge ideas, I write my little heart out, and then I doubt the entire thing–so, I don’t post it. It’s not so much writer’s block–it’s more of a posting block,…

October Photo Project

Every year, I feel the Fall inspiration hard. There’s this pumpkin spice scented,  golden-colored, romantic haze, that settles into my brain, come mid September. I get so excited about boots, and flannels, and hats (so I don’t have to fix my hair mostly). I get excited about the heated mattress pad on my bed, and…