I’m Not Ready To Die!

I’m gonna try to think of a nice way to say this. A way in which I won’t upset Taylor Belle. Because I know that she will read this, and dealing with a teenage girl is challenging enough. That being said … OMG! I’m teaching Taylor how to drive. I’m not sure what to say…

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

So ….. there was this fifty-something year old menopausal woman, a twenty-eight year old woman who is addicted to meth and determined to get clean, and a hormonal, drama-filled sixteen year old girl who just got her driver’s learning permit – all living in a tiny two-story apartment in a small Texas town. Sounds kinda…

Undivided Attention

I tried to sit down and write something to post on my blog tonight. I really did. I had the subject all picked out. Actually, a friend of mine had suggested writing about going to the movies, and I thought it was a good idea. I love going to the movies. It is a great…

My Selfish Mistake

Joey tells me that I should write about whatever is on my mind. To not worry about anyone who may be reading my blog. That it shouldn’t matter if you don’t like it or even if you are offended by it. I must admit that’s a little hard for me. I care about people. And…

Blessed Beyond Measure

Oh my God! Dandruff can lead to death? Taylor Belle was sitting beside me on the couch, reading her health book while doing her homework. And that was what she thought she read. I gave her that look that I guess mamas give their children sometimes. She said it a second time. Dandruff can lead…

Guilt Trip

I was sitting in my bathroom, getting ready to go work at a wedding. You know, the usual getting ready stuff, fixing my hair and putting on some makeup. Mason came to the bathroom door and told me that Grandma and Grandpa were here. I was kinda surprised. Mama doesn’t come by to visit very…

Slumber Party

Taylor Belle has a few of her girlfriends over to spend the night as part of what has turned out to be her week-long birthday celebration. She is really excited. In fact, they are all excited and acting like little girls rather than the sixteen year olds that they are. I understand though. Even at…

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…