I recently upgraded from a car that was determined to get itself drowned in a canal to a car that I can safely depend on to get me back home from wherever I’ve been. I didn’t want to shell out the blasted money, but it appeared that I was doing so anyway with one mechanical issue after another. So this new car is, well, newer, … Continue reading Messy Cars Anonymous
The wrong panties have the power to destroy a good time, and goodness help you if you aren’t in a position to go without them– for instance, you’re wearing tight jeans and would rather not get rug burn down there. Here I am on a very short nature walk. I could have extended this walk for much further if I hadn’t worn the wrong panties… … Continue reading The Right Panties
So here I am, a mom on a mission, rampaging through my kid’s room with a single-minded determination to put things in order. Let me make clear that I’m notoriously scatter-brained, so single-minded anything is a stretch for me at best. But on this day, and into the future (stupid adulting goals) I’m determined to go through my life with more focus. You know, start … Continue reading The Bookcase Gives Me Anxiety
I have failed so many times. Public failures. Private failures. I’ve been called a failure; I’ve called myself a failure. I’ve given up so many times. I’ve been energized, and I’ve watched my energy dwindle. I’ve fallen in and out of love with others and with myself. Do I trust myself? Honestly, kinda. Kinda is not the best answer by far, but it’s damn better … Continue reading Do You Trust Yourself?
You’ve seen those television shows where the woman wakes up before her husband, tiptoes to the bathroom, does her hair and makeup then slips quietly back into bed and feigns waking up gorgeous and put together? I’m sure my kids have their own sick version of that trick. While I lay peacefully asleep, they’re whispering in the dark, morning breath carrying sordid plots. Before their … Continue reading Morning Breath and Scheming
You can find the audio version here. Do I have what it takes? Can I make things happen? Should I turn back to what I know? How do I survive? Will I live? Breathe in Breathe out. This is not my writing. This doesn’t skip along with jokes tossed in. This is slow moving and laborious. This is ugly and dirty-bellied. This is dragging on … Continue reading Hopped Up On Despair
Here’s a short tale of a woman facing struggles that you may recognize. Won’t you see what happens? Continue reading Sophie the Non-Committed
Why on earth would I open my mail when it’s only out to get me? Continue reading Why Would I Check My Mail?
When you’re on a journey to living a more fulfilling life, the road isn’t always clear or easy, but take heart. Continue reading Distant Bells and My Voice
I found some old clothes of mine recently and it was like traveling back in time. Continue reading Finding Old Clothes