First of all, I'm not sure there really is a "flow" here. My hair just sort of "is." It's something I've learned to accept. For the majority of my life, I have battled this unruly mane. As a child, my mother fought the battle for me with products like Dippity Do and No … Continue reading Tame the Curls, or Go with the Flow?
It's Friday. No... listen to me. It's not just any Friday. It's the Friday before SPRING BREAK. Yeah. You get it now. It also happens to be St. Patrick's Day, and I work at an elementary school. NOW you really understand, don't you? The Friday before spring break is pretty close to bedlam when you're surrounded … Continue reading I Need Wine… NOW.
Growing up, I was fortunate to attend a public school that offered a variety of foreign language courses. I wanted to take them all, but just didn't have room in my schedule to do that, of course. So, when trying to decide between Spanish, French, or German, I used good ol' teenage logic. My mother suggested Spanish, … Continue reading I Should Have Taken French
After reading one of my favorite blogs, Catching Days, I realized how important the measurement of time is to us. We measure time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, month, years, and so on. I've caught myself "stealing a minute" of someone's time, so it must be valuable. "Time is money." We even bookmark … Continue reading Measuring the Years
My husband and I have decided that this will be the year for making positive changes. We've been together since 2006... married since 2008. After all these years of happiness, we have become noticeably comfortable. That's a nice way to describe the older, softer, rounder couple we've become. I can't really complain about the happy … Continue reading No Pain, No Gain
It's days like today that make me miss my son. Oh, he's alive and well. It's not that kind of missing someone. It's the kind where you see the person, talk to him, but your heart still hurts because he just isn't the same. My son is a 20-year-old young man who truly believes that … Continue reading The Empty Nest I Never Saw Coming
How long can I write a blog without telling my family and friends? Is there a typical length of time one allows for secret exploration before the truth must be told? I'm not trying to be dishonest or sneaky. I'm definitely not planning to write about taboo topics or stir up political unrest. I simply … Continue reading Secret Blogger
As I begin this new blogging journey, I find myself unable to resist the urge to continuously edit my posts. Is this some form of cheating? Am I the only one who returns to a post, rereads it, and makes corrections or improvements? Maybe I have a problem. I've never been known as a perfectionist … Continue reading The Urge to Edit
Until my son entered college, I had not realized how much I missed my college days. I mean, I hadn't even kept in touch with college friends until the advent of Facebook. I occasionally reminisced, but didn't actually feel the pangs of missing those dear friends or the life I had lived. I had … Continue reading Pining for My Old College Days
I've always been a writer at heart. I have considered putting my thoughts into print for years-- perhaps from the very first time I read a blog. I hope you'll enjoy your time inside my head. As a kid, I was intrigued by the idea of writing. That interest began with my love of reading. … Continue reading Here’s to Firsts