On The First Day Of Spring My True Love Gave To Me…

The first day of Spring slapped us in the face. Sometimes the world screams at you when it wakes up from the Winter.The vibrant colors and perfumed smells are God's way of pulling at your pant leg, trying to get your attention.I'm pretty sure He's saying in his most urgent tone, "HELLO! FLAMINGOS! I MADE … Continue reading On The First Day Of Spring My True Love Gave To Me…

Sharks Eat Bacon and So Do You

The kids asked if they could go to the zoo and I said we could. I mean, we can. We can always go to the zoo, unless it's raining. We can especially go to the zoo if there is still playdoh under the dining table after a vigilant playdoh eradication. The zoo is a destination … Continue reading Sharks Eat Bacon and So Do You

Flowers and Fire Trucks

I've been up to my ears in Childhood! It makes thankfulness comes easy...unless I haven't had a nap, unless I haven't had a snack, unless I'm sick, unless my children are in a "mood". In those moments, watch me swallow a growl. But who needs a pregnant hormonal whiner?Not you.Not me.What we need are some … Continue reading Flowers and Fire Trucks

When Life Is Unpredictable, Messy and Reptilian

I fought for it this weekend. Oh. did. I. fight.I want to be grateful. I want to be a person who sucks the marrow out of every minute of life. But sometimes, life hands you a giant reptile.And one day, you wake up and find yourself petting a Billy Goat.Or you fall down the stairs … Continue reading When Life Is Unpredictable, Messy and Reptilian

Portraits of an Existence (including an Elephant)

unbeing dead isn't being alive. ~e.e. cummingsOften I walk through life in a fog. I ignore my very existence; the fact that I am breathing, the toenail, the snail, rain water in a pail, and Dr. Suess. I don't notice the abundant gifts of the everyday.The sun shines and warms and lights us and we … Continue reading Portraits of an Existence (including an Elephant)

"Preservatives and Perseverance" or "How I Almost Went Crazy"

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ~Emily DickinsonI just licked my computer mouse.Wait, before you judge me, let me explain. I was licking it to get the ketchup that got onto it while I was eating french fries and goofing off on the Internet. WAIT! Let me explain. I … Continue reading "Preservatives and Perseverance" or "How I Almost Went Crazy"