The Litter Boxes of Life

We adopted an mildly ferocious calico kitten about two months ago which my children named, Clover. Every day the kids take turns going down into the basement, almost cheerfully, and scoop out Clover's litter box, because that was the deal if they wanted this kitten to be a part of our family. But it doesn't … Continue reading The Litter Boxes of Life

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New Priorities

There's nothing more painful in life than discovering that someone you've made a priority in your life doesn't treat you as a priority in return, especially on your birthday. You're not sure if you should feel angry at the person who let you down or or angry at yourself for not facing the truth sooner. … Continue reading New Priorities

Happy Day Before My Birthday Day!

My kids starting celebrating Day Before Your Birthday days this past December, around all my boy's birthdays, as a special holiday to celebrate the day before a person's birthday. The birthday person gets to choose what to watch on the television, what games to play, what foods to eat, and everybody has to be nice … Continue reading Happy Day Before My Birthday Day!

The Electricity of Life

If the nervous system is the electricity that allows the body to function, enthusiasm is the electricity that allows creativity to function. Enthusiasm is an excitable positive energy that moves through the mind in the form of interest and ideas. Enthusiasm is a potential energy. It's stored and strengthened through the accumulation everyday effort. Set … Continue reading The Electricity of Life

Weezer Concert Day Plans as Told by 10 Weezer Song Titles

In just a few hours I'm going to see one of my all-time favorite bands, WEEZER!!!!!!!!!!!! Because I'm way to excited to write a "normal" blog post, I'm describing the concert day shenanigans I've got planned as told by 10 Weezer song titles. 🙂 (The feature photo on the post is the Weezer henna of … Continue reading Weezer Concert Day Plans as Told by 10 Weezer Song Titles

Pillar of Salt

I didn't just walk away from organized religion, I fled for my life. I'd like to say I've never looked back, but I have. Not because I missed it, though. Not at all. It didn't take much to convince me I was a troubled soul in need of saving. They were just affirming something Id' … Continue reading Pillar of Salt

The Work No One Sees

To those who do the work no one else sees: the servers, sharers, and sacrificers of all kinds. Your work is the most important work. It's the most difficult work. It's the most unacknowledged work. Your work would never get done if you depended on acknowledgment, anyway. Sure, it would be nice, but if you … Continue reading The Work No One Sees

Consistent Conviction

Today marks 30 days of consecutive writing. Every morning for the last 30 days I've gotten up, had a cup a coffee with my husband, then sat at the computer for an hour (sometimes a bit more) to spill out my thoughts until the kids wake up and want to get on with the day. … Continue reading Consistent Conviction