Another Beautiful Day In Chaos

sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't…

Children

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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The snake.

You guys. Let me preface this by saying I am a science nerd. I still regularly use my microscope. For fun. I don’t mind the flying creatures of the world, either avian or insect. I like all creatures, great and small. (with the exception of mice). What I don’t like, are humans. We went camping at my childhood campground. The very same campground we were homeless at one summer when […]

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30 Days of Truth, Day 22

Day 22 — Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life. It was 2003 and I’d sent my dad a Christmas package with a quilt I’d sewn him. We’d baked cookies, made marshmallows, granola, canned treats from my garden. You name it. It was the overachiever package I’d always wanted to send my deadbeat dad. He’d sent me a letter telling me he’d love to see my kids and I. […]

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30 Days of Truth, Day 18

Day 18 — Your views on gay marriage. I have a spectacular adopted son. He is the most incredible human being I’ve ever met, and I couldn’t love him more if I’d grown him under my heart like I did the rest of my babies. He’s thoughtful and caring, helps his family and loves his Grandma. This kid is the son every mother dreams of and every father prays for. He […]

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