Ping Me

Ping me tomorrow and we can talk about it. The first time Joey texted that to me, I thought he had just made a typo or his phone was autocorrecting. That was a couple of months ago. And he keeps texting me to ping him. The other day, I finally asked him what “ping” him…

Summer Fever

I thought it was Friday all day. It’s not. It’s Thursday. And I don’t mean I found myself thinking it was Friday once or twice. It happened all through the day. I would remind myself that it is only Thursday, but then would turn right around and have it happen again. By the end of…

My Super Power Would Not Be Invisible!

So I’ve noticed that I write a lot about my kids. And my parents. And a few other random things. Mainly about my kids though. And I appreciate you indulging me and cheering me on. Really appreciate it. But if I were you, I would probably be wondering why I never write about a man…

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…

I Need More Time

The kids and I went out to dinner the other night. It was a Friday night, and we wanted to get out of the house and do something fun. Or at least I wanted to, so I made the kids come with me. Played the mama doesn’t want to cook and is sick of drive-thru…