Another Beautiful Day In Chaos

sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't…

Children

Perspective

Other than the dark fog of that first month of raising a newborn alone, I don’t know a day I’ve been more exhausted. My eyeballs ache, along with every single inch of the rest of my body. I hardly slept and it shows. I had to schlep everything back home from my mom’s house today and it was a herculean task. I’m a whole lot of destroyed, today. Unfortunately, that […]

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My Hero, Jess.

Early one morning before I was out of bed, my phone started ringing. I ignored it the first time, then flipped it over and saw it was my beloved friend Jess, who had moved to California. I launched out of bed and ran for the kitchen so I didn’t wake up the whole house when I shouted an exuberant HIIIIII!!!!! As soon as I heard her voice, I knew something […]

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Gratitude

In the worst month of my adult life, I’ve had to take stock of what’s important and face reality about what’s not. I’ve had to stop and count my blessings at a time when they all felt like sand slipping through my fingers. I’ve never been more sad or had more reason to be hopeful about the future. I’ve also never had more stress or reason to worry, in my […]

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Coping.

I’m not the best at taking advice. I don’t know if it’s because I’m so stubborn or what? Either way, I take the path less followed and learn the hard way more often than not. I’ll do it myself or die trying. Consequently, I’ve done some very stupid shit. I rewired the garage, for instance. Complete with a whole new breaker box, new wire and outlets… ugh. That was a […]

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Smart Girls

My eldest daughter surprised me with something so unexpected yesterday that I can’t even put it into words. I called her this morning and cried as soon as her face came into view. She cried with me… because we’re an empathetic bunch and she knows how devastating this week has been. She had me laughing in minutes and we went on our separate ways to face the last day in […]

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