Tag: Jewelry

Perfect

It’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. I just haven’t had the energy to put my heart into written word. So I’ve been expressing my creativity in other ways… I think it’s pretty obvious that I love to create. It’s who I am. I am happiest when I am…

Blown away

The year was 2006. My husband (at the time) was in Mexico, and I was here in the U.S. trying to find a way to get him back legally, while raising our two children by myself. He was doing nothing to contribute, and I was wearing myself out. Life lesson: Sometimes the first marriage wasn’t a marriage at all. Zion…

My best work

Autism is fascinating to me. Don’t get me wrong, most days I want to kick it square in the jittles, but yes…fascinating. Sometimes I just sit and watch Zion, as though starting at him for long periods of time will allow me to actually see inside him. I would do anything to know what’s going on in there. Yesterday I…

Brats and Breadsticks

This week Zoë and I had an evening to ourselves, so we swung by the Redbox and then stopped in at Chicago’s Pizza for some of their incredibly ridiculous breadsticks. The moment we walked in, I spotted my dear friend, Julie. Julie and I went to high school together. I have loved that girl all my life. We’ve been friends…

Falling

Falling is a funny thing. I’m typically mid-fall before I even know I’m doing it. Funnier still, this applies to every kind of falling. Falling down. Falling in love. Even falling apart. Last Monday I fell apart. And when I say fell apart, I mean an all-out, shrieking, ugly cry-fest that would have put a teenage drama queen to shame.…

The Kindness of Strangers

Most of my life, I have enjoyed being different. I kind of march to my own hippie conga drum.  For example, this would be me on the far right: More examples…I have had big hair for as long as I can remember. (I even earned that nickname in high school.) I wear unique stuff.  Once I found my own style,…