My grandma died on Friday. It was faster than I expected but really so so good. She was in an enormous amount of pain so we’d come to really hope for it to happen quickly. That said, when my mom let me know she was gone, I was completely stunned. My husband had only met … More Missing. Piece. Of. The. Framework.
When I was young, and my mom and I were on our own, she would often say “the world does not revolve around YOU.” I would laugh it off and think ‘well of course it does, silly!’ When you have a lot of alone time you can either a) wallow in it, or b) convince … More The. World. Does. Not. Revolve. Around. You.
This morning as I looked in the mirror to give myself one last look before moving on with my morning, I sighed heavily and muttered “this is the best I can do today.” Truth is, this is day two of wearing a hat with my hair in pigtails, I wore sweats the first two days … More The. Best. I. Can. Do.
What?! Your Father’s Day wasn’t filled with unusual amounts of insulation, netting, and tulle? How very bizarre! Father’s Day. When you’re raised by a single mom the day tends to come and go without much thought. Even though I share lovely relationships with my dad and step-dad, it’s just never been solidly on my radar … More Insulation. Netting. And. Tulle.
So I’m in a funk. Not a serious worrisome funk, but a funk nonetheless. I know it’s the stress of transitioning jobs (even though it’s a great transition, there is still stress involved), the holidays, remodeling our bathroom, and the sadness I feel about the little girls spending this Christmas with their other family. All … More Their. Just. Deserts.
You know how every once and awhile you have a moment in which you look around and really see things? Whether it’s how much you love your family, or how remarkable your spouse is, or how much you adore your girlfriends, or how well you really do your job? I had one of those yesterday. … More Standing. Appointments. With. Joy.
At the beginning of the summer I mentioned that my uncle broke his neck. It’s been a long journey for him as he’s worked to recover. He remains in rehab, is making huge strides, and by this time next year he may be walking again. I mean…it’s remarkable on so many levels. I’ve always been … More My. Dear. John. Project.
When I walked down the aisle to meet my soon-to-be husband at the altar I walked to the song “Lullaby” by the Dixie Chicks. People listening to the lyrics likely thought they represented how I felt about my husband. They did, but we chose the song because the words perfectly described how I felt about my … More I’m. Never. Never. Giving. You. Up.
It’s been an interesting summer. In summers past we enjoyed every ounce of every minute. Outside, at the pool, on bike rides, and just enjoying the freedom that comes from not having spelling words to practice, math practice, and homework. This summer the little girls have started to want and ask for play dates. All. … More Mine. For. Now.
The other day my husband and I went to the gym. I have finally reached a place in which I can exercise every day and not suffer enormous amounts of pain the next morning. It’s pure bliss! So we went to the gym, lifted weights, I did my chiropractor-ordered exercises for my back, and when … More That. Pesky. Rule.