Sea Weather and Salt Water

Guess where I've been?Down a dirt path to the water's edgewhere the tide comes in and water caresses rockwhere grown men roll up their pants and look for sea urchinsand why do I think this sign is so funny? What's funny about it? Something...I was somewhere with cold water and cold air, and the safest … Continue reading Sea Weather and Salt Water

Derrick Tells Another Story…With Guns

Sometimes, my husband tells me stories about his childhood. They usually involve weapons. Last night I had the privilege of hearing the following tale while washing the chili-bean bowls.Derrick: "When my mom went out of town once, my dad turned out all the lights in the house, opened the sliders and doors, and he gave … Continue reading Derrick Tells Another Story…With Guns

Random Faces to You, History to Us: My High School Reunion

I just went to my 10 year High School reunion.When I went to high school, I was known for my fashion sense and my sophistication...or not. Anyway, High School Reunion. I was really excited about it. Our High School class was small and awesome. Enough said.Or maybe not enough said, because I have so much … Continue reading Random Faces to You, History to Us: My High School Reunion

I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" -Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomerySometimes...I am mooooody. Moody with a capital "M".This past week, I felt overwhelmed, stressed, and emotional. I would cry at the drop of a hat, and at pictures of fluffy kittens. … Continue reading I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

While the Cats Were Away

In the name of healthy marriage and healthy friendships, Derrick and I stepped out into the big world without our dear sweet children.We have a wonderful babysitter, who I shall mention by name because A) I have nothing but good things to say about her B) She has sworn that she will never, ever read … Continue reading While the Cats Were Away