(Sorry, I can't look at the word "precious" and NOT say it like Gollum.)Inspired by Cheri's post at Scrap Dreams, I found Sian's Storytelling Sunday and decided to make a layout for my Things We Love album about a collection that's precious to me. I'll eventually create the layout, but the memories flowing through my heart,… Continue reading Storytelling Sunday: My Preeeeciousss #1
My cousin Allen passed away Sunday night after a courageous battle with cancer. Cancer sucks.After hanging up with his son, who reminds me so much of Allen, I fought to suppress the natural way minds sometimes drift, trying not to put myself in their shoes...losing a father, a husband. I tried not to dwell on… Continue reading Pausing to remember
Last month, I read 29 for the From Left to Write book club. Simply put, it's about a grandmother who finds herself with the rare opportunity to live for one day as another age. As the title suggests, she chooses 29. What makes the story even better is that her granddaughter gets to experience the… Continue reading Because of a book
My tweet from yesterday sums it up perfectly, "Looking forward to kicking June out on its butt and hopefully achieving more balance in July." June has been a mixed bag of the unexpected - some good, some bad, but all resulting in a month of chaos.Hi, my friends. Long time no talk. A month to… Continue reading Dear June, I hope the door hits you on the way out. Hard.
You can rightfully curse me when you find yourself singing Peter Pan for the rest of the day.The ladies at Girl Talk Thursday asked, "What'd you wanna be when you grew up?"Maybe it's because my mom always worked in a school (at least when I knew her), or maybe it's because I sincerely loved learning,… Continue reading I won’t grow up, I won’t grow up
Filling out my 2010 Census today (there's nothing like waiting 'till the last minute), I approached the question about race. I paused, warm memories of Mrs. Overbay flooding the forefront of my mind.They have my phone number, I thought. And my address. They're going to call if I do it.Let them, I finally decided, checking… Continue reading An impromptu tribute
For 12 years, I've avoided listening to this song. In fact, I was so terrified to hear it, that I avoided the play altogether, the only musical that I probably could have gotten my husband to go see with me in the eight years we've been together.This song is one of my absolute favorites because… Continue reading Everything is all right