A New Day

Officially traded in my basketball shorts for dress pants this morning. IT HURTS! 😭  HELP!

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“I Didn’t Know What to Say”

I miss my daughter. Not the trusty little mess-making, analytic one who always has a smile on her face…the other one. The one who is overly confident and scared to death of the life ahead of her, all at the same time. The one who spent years raising herself in a dysfunctional household. The one who would hold my hand even as a teenager. The one who used to hate me for my hangovers and unnecessary sharp tongue. The one who stewed in constant quiet fury over coming second to another woman. The one who depended on me. The one I disappointed. Continue reading ““I Didn’t Know What to Say””

“No, My Dear. I’m a Very Good Man. I’m Just a Very Bad Wizard”

“See, he doesn’t really do magic. He just encourages them” – J.J.C., age 5

As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”

“…But, I still want one”


(He said hopefully…)

‘This is a Day of Independence, For all the Munchkins and Their Descendants’

Baiting the minnows with tiny fingers

When you start at 6 a.m., you sure can cram a lot into one day. But, when I have the time, I’ve promised to take it. It isn’t possible that this year’s 4th and last could exist on more alternate planes of the universe. And, looking back, I couldn’t be happier about that. I’ve never been more grateful for changes in me and the evolution of our family. Continue reading “‘This is a Day of Independence, For all the Munchkins and Their Descendants’”

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