I didn’t always live in the desert. In fact, I have lived in many places and climates, but I spent the majority of my formative to young adult years in the mountains of Colorado. Well, by the mountains. The eastern slope, but the mountains were a part of daily life and if you knew where… Read More Living up the AZ
Life is funny sometimes. Ok a lot of the time. I have to laugh because there is nothing much else to do when things don’t go as planned, crying is not an option really. If you read part 1 and part 2 of the Single mom’s (dad’s too) summer survival guide, you know it took… Read More Single Mom’s (ok Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide – Pt 3; Sometimes you just have to wing it
The other day during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometime during a frantic morning meal, I was telling the kids the plan for the day, go to the store drop off something at somewhere get such and such for so and so come home and clean up the shit holes they call rooms Bubbsy,… Read More The Way Kids Think, (or is it just Bubbsy?)
My Dearest Joshua (previously known on this blog as Mr Smarty Pants thinks he Knows it all 16, and 17 yo ) There are times in a mother’s life when she cannot help but wonder by what grace of which powers that be she is lucky enough to be blessed with children of high-caliber and excellent… Read More A Letter to my Son on the Occasion of Becoming an Adult
Last Year; Ah the promise that title holds. especially if you are a struggling single mom and if you are a newbie to singledom with offspring, you may have clicked on it hoping to have the magic answer to your questions and not have to reinvent the wheel of surviving while the kids are out… Read More A Single Mom’s (ok, Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide Part 2; Now What?
Home is where the heart is – Home is where you hang your hat Home is where no matter who you are and what you have done, you are always welcome back Home is where the cooking always tastes the best Home is where we regain strength when weary and needing a rest Home is… Read More Home for the Holidays – The Seventh Holiday Mental Moment
Happy day to you all! I am full of Christmas cheer and goodwill and just plain happiness today. ♥ We had a little mini precelebratory Christmas Christmas because of the kids going to not be here on the actual Christmas day. Santa will be able to find them no problem (I wrote him and told… Read More It’s About the Tree – The Fifth Holiday Mental Moment
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas dum de dum da dee…. diddle e bum day da dee de do … Oh sorry, I didn’t see you there, I was just ..um you know humming along while I look for gifts. I usually end up humming because when I sing outright – people look at… Read More The Gift of Giving – The Fourth Holiday Mental Moment
Good Day Friends and Folks, I hope this finds you well and getting in the mood for the holidays. Especially if you haven’t quite caught on to the excitement and all that ..stuff Last year I wrote about the magic of Christmas and how my mother and grandmother, RIP, were able to transform Christmas time… Read More Rejoice! – The Second Holiday Mental Moment
Well Christmas is right around the corner. Maybe 2 corners. We are talking what, 12 days til Christmas Eve? Sorry, I am not really up on the rest of my December Holidays but I know they all fall within this next few weeks too. Pretty cool how everything happened at once and no matter what… Read More 8 Polish Dishes -First Holiday Mental Moment
It is that time of year when people go to great lengths to be with family members for the holidays. I mean literally. Some travel thousands of miles every year, some not by choice, to celebrate. I say not by choice and mean mostly the kids who are shipped back and forth for the holidays.… Read More Sitting Here Watching Airplanes
Well My baby grandson is almost 10 months old can you believe it? I can’t remember I think the last time we checked in with you (he and I ) was when he was about 4 months ago? They grow so fast and he is already walking – he just doesn’t know it yet and… Read More Graham’s Cracker Crumbs – The Mute Button
On this day in the year 2000 I know exactly where I was and what I was doing. Laying on my back with my legs in the air screaming……; oh.. no I, wasn’t screaming oh.. I mean I might have and actually I wasn’t screaming it was more like Yea not what you are thinking… Read More Boys and Their Moms
my grandma died yesterday. Not unexpected that it wouldn’t be long until she passed, but at the moment she went, we weren’t expecting it. To say we weren’t ready? I don’t know. Are you ever really ready for that moment that someone you love leaves you, even if you have known it is imminent for… Read More The Day Death Comes… in loving memory of my grandma.