Awkward

I'm not very social anymore. I fake it occasionally, with mixed results. Last night was a perfect example. A friend I've had since elementary school invited me to go see some music and play a little. She got me a ticket, had her daughter babysit and offered to pick me up AND deliver me safely…

Forget It.

It's been a horribly difficult year trying to shake this beautiful man out of my tangled hair.  The eternal optimist in me has been wishing on clovers and stars, always wrapping him in hope instead of reality. Ripping the healing wound open with every smile that creeps across his beautiful face, I've realized what a…

Camping

My iPad is resting on a log, with the moon lighting the lake in front of me as I listen to my little Dumpling, snore. I can hardly believe the sights and sounds in front of me because it's taken so much work to get here. Camping is hard work, y'all. A week of prepping,…

30 Days of Truth, Day 26

Day 26 — Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why? Someone close to me committed suicide when I was in high school. David hung out with us and was really close to my ex-husband. He waved goodbye one day as we left for lunch, went home and shot himself.…

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.…