It came today. The List. The List from the school teachers. Their list, with their expectation and needs and supplies and papers and crayons and… wait, is that? What can it be? The sweet smell of kids-back-in-school? Bless it. The List heralds the end of the summer, the light at the end of the mom-I’m-bored… Continue reading The List
As you can probably guess, I’ve spent a LOT of times on planes recently, and as such, have been developing my own set of rules for the process. 1: Comfortable shoes are of tantamount importance. 2: Every person has their own value matrix for checked baggage costs vs. carry-on hassle. Mine weighs to the less… Continue reading My traveling manifesto
Of the last 90 days, I have spent roughly 57 of them in this fair city, and an additional 5 in Juneau. Alaska has been the word of the summer. This has been no vacation, far from it. The work has been heavy, but good, and the light begins to shine in the distance. As… Continue reading An open letter to Anchorage
Hello It’s me <hysterical laughter> Okay, sorry, sorry… Couldn’t resist. In an effort to spruce things up around here, I’ve enrolled in BloggingU for the month of February – ta da! You may see some changes to the scenery and touching of new and interesting topics. I have no idea what all it will entail,… Continue reading …because I didn’t have enough going on
We’ve been having one of THOSE seasons around here lately. The ones where you make sure the wine is on hand, the friend is on speed-dial, and the parents have copious opportunities to talk behind closed doors. For real. Like, talk. No euphemisms here, just stuff to figure out. Adulting, full tilt. Tonight, I’m solo… Continue reading It’s not about me… It’s about them.
I know. I’m sorry. Finances are a part of reality, y’all. Today will be short, because it’s Friday. (Today will also be without a picture, as I’m blogging on my phone with my Bluetooth keyboard, plugged into an electrical jack at a friend’s house. Viva la technology! Viva la blogger!) Regardless of your leanings, we… Continue reading Financial Health: Awareness
Hm, prayer. If you’re anything like me, the idea of prayer comes with a mixed bag of emotions. As I’ve said, I’m Christian, so my prayer is directed at God. But, having been raised in a religious family, there are multiple flavors to the idea of prayer. Guilt. Hope. Desperation. Peace. Obligation. Dedication. And on… Continue reading Emotional Health: Pray