My Mama

You probably don’t know my mama. But I kind of wish you did. Mama retired from her job last week. She recently turned seventy-five, and is very anxious about starting this new chapter in her life. Mama has always been nervous about change. And this is a huge change, so it is understandable. Mama’s department…

Now I’m Really Curious!

A strange thing happened today. Joey texted me that he had genetic testing done. Basically, the company sent him a container. He spit into it and mailed it back. A month or so later, he got the results. He wanted the testing done because he was curious. The results he told me about have just…

Mason Is Scared

We were sitting at lunch the other day. One of my friends made the comment that she was kind of worried about her husband. He had run a marathon earlier that day and should have finished and called or texted her by this time. We laughed and teased her a little – saying he had…

Locked Screen Door

I’m not sure that Taylor Belle and Mason would ever leave the house if I didn’t make them. They seem content to stay inside and be on their computers, watch tv and play their video games. They don’t even do those things together. Taylor is camped out in her room upstairs and Mason takes over…

Tools and Gadgets

I love tools and gadgets. Those kinds of things that you don’t necessarily need to live, but that make life so much easier. More enjoyable. Joey has helped me out in the electronics department. He got me an iPhone for Mother’s Day right after the first version came out. He said he didn’t know why…

Wallowing In It

Joey describes me as an unflinching optimist. And I like that description. It makes me feel good. I’m just not so sure that it’s true – at least not true all the time. Maybe it depends on the day. Or my hormone level. Or the people I’m around. I have spent the last couple of…

Rule Nazi

I don’t like rules. In fact, I could probably say that I hate rules and it would be more accurate. I simply don’t like to be told what to do. Period. It has caused lots of problems throughout my life. You’d think that I would grow up and just get over it. But I haven’t….

Just A Glimpse

I caught a glimpse of a man today. Just a glimpse out the window of the car. I was traveling home with some friends down a little state highway and there he stood on the side of an intersection of the road. If I had been traveling by myself, I would have stopped. I would…

Swimming With The Fishes

You don’t know me very well yet, but I am generally a nice person. Compassionate. Understanding. Forgiving. I’ve been blessed with the ability to usually see both sides of a situation rather than just my side. And I always known that given the same circumstances, it’s possible I might have made the same choice, so…

I Want To Be Fearless

I first noticed it the other day while in the office. There was music playing downstairs in the dining hall, and I could hear someone singing. After listening to the singing for a few minutes, I went to the rail to look down to see what was going on. There at a table was a…