Running Naked with Scissors – it’s an attitude. Know your abilities Test your limits Be brave Listen to your gut do what feels right take chances don’t quit Don’t apologize for who.you are Think Believe in yourself Let go of propriety Give it all you’ve got Be accountable Be kind Help those in need Don’t… Read More How to Run Naked With Scissors..getting past who you are expected to be, to who you are meant to be
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?)
Ho Ho Ho and Fa la la la la, de da de do do. That is my own made up version of Holiday carols. I do that sometimes and it’s always fun to play around with words and phrases, especially to illicit a laugh or two from an appreciating crowd. Or my kids. I know… Read More Dislike Unlike, Like Seriously? …a Mental Moment
Heartbeat, erratic as drops of rain on the windows in the gloomy pre-dawn light, fingers tapping a beat on the blanket, she was unsure if they tried to follow the rain or tripped after her heart. There seemed a pattern, in a second it was gone. Heart made sense, then rain, as the sense melted.… Read More Flash Fiction – Erratic
Innocent Wild as the wind on a winter’s day Sweet as the flowers blooming in May Looking at life through eyes filled with wonder. Child, she was grown Innocent woman given To him her body to own In him belief Safety always For him, relief She was love Laughter, life A bubbling brook Time, attention,… Read More Innocent
To Stand Up and to Make a Difference. I thought that time was a long time ago and isn’t that what we should be doing all the time? Eh.. well we could go there or we can go on and I think the time has come to move on from things we have not accomplished in… Read More The Time has Come the Walrus Said…
How many different kinds of love are there? You think many from growing up when you were told at every turn, typically after questioning why you felt the same way about your Great Aunt Gertie as you did your favorite stuffed animal? Or why mommy and daddy kissed but you weren’t supposed to kiss your brother/sister/cousin/insert relative… Read More Love is Love..
This week’s Flash in the Pan – Flash Fiction Challenge ; Red from The M3 Blog is offering up the challenge and anyone can join the fun, Just link your offering to the post on M3 with the same word and be sure and check out the maximum word counts – Also if you want to be… Read More Flash in the Pan; right
It’s kind of a special day today here at Running Naked With Scissors HQ… I feel like I should throw some glitter or, get a brass band …something to make it a bit festive, party like. I think anyways. I am not really sure if this is a good thing or the beginning of really… Read More My Mean Streak and a Little Mischieveous Retribution
Bubbsy and Gracie (Magpie) came home last week and started school today. Yea I know weird but really, after living here as long as I have, which I only just realized is about double what I thought off the top of my head, the idea of going back to school mid July has grown on… Read More Back to School with Bubbsy & Gracie, and Bubbsy goes caveman with a dinosaur
This week’s Flash in the Pan – Flash Fiction Challenge ; Red from The M3 Blog is offering up the challenge and anyone can join the fun, Just link your offering to the post on M3 with the same word and be sure and check out the maximum word counts – Also if you want to be… Read More Flash in the Pan; down
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
Le’t’s blow it wide open shall we? Ok I think I will. and if you don’t like it… well this is my world here and my truth. If someone feels it, who the hell is anybody to say it isn’t true. Right is different. Right has to be found. The feeling is true but what… Read More You Want the Truth?
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?