Evolution of a Buzz

Have you ever had one of those nights that landed you in a bar on a Tuesday night in the midst of crazed drunkenness?  The kind of crazy where everyone around is taking part in this secret tribe of togetherness with people that they hardly know?  The kind of drunkenness that ends with everyone singing a Grateful Dead song in unison without music? ...more

It Could Be Worse

It could be worse.It could be worse.It could be worse.I repeated those words in my own mind for months leading up to the heartbreaking news that I had just received. My baby, my first born, my son was in desperate need of another open heart surgery.  Except this time, his fragile, tiny heart needed a titanium valve to save his life. It could be worse....more

Parenthood is Like Being a Flight Attendant

Several weeks ago, while navigating and orchestrating a particularly hectic morning, I found myself saying the words, "Please turn off all electronic devices and remain seated in your room until I tell you it's okay to come out."  Now, these words were not spoken in anger or frustration, rather they were delivered in a calm, direct and to-the-point manner. They were words that needed to be spoken so that the arguing and bickering would cease at 7:20am and I could salvage what was left of my sanity.  ...more

Little Silent Girl

As I slowed my car to a stop for the red light, I noticed the car next to me.  The older sedan had noticeable dents and rust....more
My daughter is 3 and this was so sad to read.  It is so rare that you see a little child whose ...more

Hold on Tight and Don't Move

I was laying on the couch watching TV when all of a sudden there he was. Crawling into the little nook by my side. Although, now he has gotten so big that he barely fits in that little nook anymore. But he squeezed in there nonetheless. I wrapped my eager arms around him and we both smiled....more
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Turning Into the Skid

Lately it seems that things have been a little out of control. A little off kilter.There has been sudden illness, a death in the family, childhood sickness that got a little scary and frustrating and some sensitive, flared tempers. Not to mention the severe cabin fever going on due the damn Polar Vortex that has hit the Midwest. Ironic, because when I think of the word 'vortex', all I can think of is something that sucks. And that's exactly what 2014 has done so far. Sucked....more

This is Why We Can't Be Friends on Social Media

So there I was, sitting in the lunch room at work, eating my sandwich when someone passed around a photo book of a coworker's little boy.  Flipping through the book, the conversation wandered into the "Where'd you get that? That's so cute!" realm.  Then came the discussion of which photo site was the best and most economical, where you can find coupons, etc. ...more
Hmmmm….I suppose they shouldn't, but then again we posted them. So I suppose it's okay then. The ...more

Mr. Rogers, We Need You More Than Ever

During his acceptance speech for a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the 1997 Emmys, Fred Rogers astounded and humbled the glitzed audience by asking, "Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are? Those who have cared about you and wanted what was best for you in life. I'll watch the time."...more

TMS: The Target Marketing Scheme Strikes Again

I was at Target yesterday doing my weekly rounds when I heard a conversation that was the epitome of the Target marketing suction that gets you to spend way too much time and money in that place.  Luci and I were browsing the Dollar Spot, looking for something to waste her only dollar on, when two 20-something ladies came strolling over. ...more
prettynpink Thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad you found me and you can appreciate my sense ...more