I have basically been at home (with about 3-4 outings for essentials) for 39 days. (The minions were ill 2 weeks before the stay at home orders in our state were put into effect). In these 39 days, I've learned a couple of things about myself. I consider myself an introvert, with a few extrovert tendencies. … Continue reading Day Fiftyteenth: I don’t even know anymore, and does it really matter?
On the phone while walking the dogs, my mom and I chatted about, what else? The virus. We were remarking on things we'd been seeing, hearing on the news, and from friends. Between poop pickups and her calling her dog, we had one of many of our "solving the world's problems" chats. "I wish more … Continue reading What COVID19 is Revealing
Just a few short weeks and the world is slowly coming to a halt. It is serious and we must all do our part for the greater good. I love this post at Reluctant Xtian and what he recommends about thinking of others and not just ourselves. While I agree and will implement those suggestions, I'm … Continue reading That Escalated Quickly
There's always been something off for me about the label of alcoholic that I've never really known how to articulate. Please don't misunderstand, I don't think AA is wrong, bad or whatever, but maybe there are more paths to recovery and the way we currently approach addiction and alcohol is not a route that works … Continue reading Is there a “wrong” way to do it?
The military has afforded us the opportunity to make some incredible friends. INCREDIBLE. Friends who I cried for as we or they moved on to the next adventure. Friends who I still chat with via social media and text, and yes, even by phone. There have also been what I call "friend fails". Those would … Continue reading Picking Up Chicks
Hannah eyeing the pregnant lady in the lounge chair, we made our way over to a shaded table to plunk down our towels and kick off flip flops for an afternoon poolside. The kids love the pool. Without fail they inquire the precise time we will be going to swim each morning. Kids off and … Continue reading Milestones and Mermaids
The daily post prompts of the last three days; Adrift, Unmoored, and Descend all succinctly describe my inner thoughts as of late. Perhaps depressed, anxious and floundering would be more accurate. Continually vacillating between feeling justified and completely ridiculous by any real world standard; in my head it's a panicked loop of: upcoming deployment, two great - … Continue reading Irony
My good friend Katy Chaffin wrote this piece. As a vet and a proud military spouse, I feel she is qualified in a very unique way to express what so many of us feel. Katy's family is currently serving our country overseas. "Each time my family is separated in defense of this “Great Nation” I … Continue reading The Post I Wish I’d Written…
There are so many instances where I've nearly left a pile of drool at the checkout line because my mouth was gaping open, shocked at the audacity of people and the things they say. So much so, that I felt compelled to share the list of what customer service people should never say to me … Continue reading Things You Should Not Say To Me While Ringing Up My Purchases
Looking, watching, observing moms about Many types that really leave no doubt The one who never learned to swim, never jumped in the pool, Couldn't play with her kids in the water, never lost her cool But in the end missed out on all the fun the way that water feels under warm summer sun … Continue reading Being a Mom