Category: Random

Layers

Several years ago, I acquired a set of two matching, handmade floor lamps. They fell right out of the 70’s. Hard. They are extremely heavy, and appear to be made of some kind of real wood. I brought them home because they reminded me of my childhood and my parent’s groovy living room. I liked the feel of the lamps, but…

Bye bye 2017

Bye bye 2017… cue the confetti, champagne…and that old Dan Fogelberg song when he runs into his ex in the grocery store. Because that’s what I’m visualizing and hearing in my head as I write this. … I noticed about a week ago that some friends were posting their best nine photos from 2017…so I started to sort through mine.…

Normal

Raising kids is hard. Raising a child with any kind of special needs is harder. Even when there are two supportive and loving parents, it is tough. I’m not just a single parent, I’m actually an only parent…meaning that I have raised two kids without the other parent being involved. I have always been very concerned about the long-term effect…

Disposable

Fifteen years ago, I was just starting out as a grown up. I was newly married, pregnant with my second child, and thought I had to buy a house. We looked at 63 homes before deciding on the one we’re still in to this day. And by we, I mean my kids. And myself. And our yellow lab. The husband…

Unplugged

Ah, life. Some days I get everything right. Yoga at 5 a.m. Dinner in the crockpot at 6 a.m. Poached eggs and berries for breakfast. 5 minutes early to my first meeting at 7:30 a.m. School pickup on time, basketball practice at 5:30 p.m., dinner at the table with music playing and happy kids with bluebirds swirling around our heads……

Connection

Thursday morning at 5:31 a.m., I received a text that woke me up. It was from one of my best friends. She informed me that Chris Cornell had died. I sat up in bed and stared at that message for a good 5 minutes before it registered. And then I just flopped myself back into my pile of pillows and…

Gifted

A few days ago, one of my old blogs popped up in my Facebook feed. It was the blog I wrote exactly one year ago this weekend. I wrote about how I had lost my voice, due to not using it for so long. What they say is true….if you don’t use it, you lose it. This is true with many things.…