Ready

To say I hate bugs would be an understatement. I've dealt with cane spiders (the size of my hand!), centipedes, and B52 bomber cockroaches in Hawaii, large and small spiders that crawl up the bath drain in Washington, water moccasins and fire ants in Florida and of course the beloved scorpions, mutant mosquitoes, crickets, wolf … Continue reading Ready

Chaos, Gratitude and Harvey

It was predicted to be a Category 3 hurricane. We¬†evacuated Corpus Christi as Harvey intensified over the gulf; reached Cat 4 status and then hit the Texas coast. The storm has slowed, but flood watches and warnings remain. For now we sit, watch and wait. Neighboring cities in the direct line of fire have been … Continue reading Chaos, Gratitude and Harvey

Friend

With a prompt like "friend", writing about it could take many directions. Having previously contemplated adult friendships, this time I immediately thought of our dogs. These 3 have changed our lives in so many ways. I am forever grateful for Hannah's insistence that we needed a pet. Then both kids' persistence that they needed a … Continue reading Friend

Resist

I've been sitting here staring out the window to my backyard for about 3 minutes with my hands resting on the keyboard. "I don't have a clue..." I think to myself as the sun shines through the trampoline screen that is now a semi-permanent fixture right outside my bedroom window. Dog hair litters the floor, the … Continue reading Resist