Ignorance is bliss

I remember innocence. I remember a time where I believe in the best in people. A time when I didn't think everyone was a rapist, murderer, or pedophile.In high school, we had an outing where we all spent the afternoon at a park. My friends and I got bored after awhile and decided to ditch.... Continue Reading →

Not today, but one day

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be. That's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, but those are the times when you must remind yourself... Continue Reading →


Be light. There is enough darkness. Be helpful. There are enough people who aren't. Be kind. There are plenty of people who think only of themselves. Be positive. People will flock to that. Like moths to a flame. Finding a way out of the darkness by that one small, yet powerful light source. I have been surrounded by darkness... Continue Reading →

Sweaty curls

The best feeling in the world is when your child comes up to you and lays their head in your lap, for no other reason but just because. I can't wait to have more. ~ Marlee Matlin Brandon work up Monday morning red as a beet with quite the fever on him. We took him to... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red ButtonsSweater, n.:  garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.  ~Ambrose BierceMothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  ~Aristotle I could do my usual and write a sappy Mother's Day post.... Continue Reading →

Something good

Before:    After: Steve and I had been planning and saving for a new roof. A roof is so expensive. We tried to get out of paying for it - a couple years ago, Steve called an insurance adjustor out, hoping that sometime in the past fifteen years there had been significant enough hail damage that... Continue Reading →

Mommy guilt

It's been nearly a year since Brandon began daycare. I thought the guilt would subside by now. Maybe I think about it less, since I have the stresses of work occupying part of my mind, but the guilt is still there; lurking in a dark corner of my mind, comfortable and not planning to leave... Continue Reading →

Relentless Winter, you old grouch!

May 2nd in Omaha:  Winter refuses to admit its fame has ended.  He holds on tight, like a leach, to Spring.  Refusing to give Spring its day.  Blocking the sun so we remember just how powerful he is.

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