ONE OF THOSE DAYS (I want my life back)

I had a low grade fever most of the day, and though I wanted to be home in bed, since I have dismally few sick days I pushed myself to go work. I had wanted to go out tonight and be with friends, but the fever didn’t leave. I cried all the way home. I…

NEVER FORGOTTEN

You are missed, as always. Never forgotten, always in our hearts. We’ll see each other again and eat “Old Lady Cake” and laugh and tease as always. This is your birthday, dear brother. Your sister loves you.

KEYS

Lent is upon us again. Last night I made pancakes for two friends and we enjoyed each others’ company and enjoyed a tradition of what many do the night before Lent. We celebrated Fat Tuesday, the last night for forty days to indulge before entering a season of reflection, prayer, and fasting. After my friends…

RANDOM THOUGHTS

I’ve never been a rich woman, that is, in financial terms. I’ve always struggled to make ends meet, never had savings, could never walk into a store and buy all the groceries I wanted and not worry about how I would pay for it all…and there were times where if I walked out with more…

WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Today would have been my brother Scott’s 43rd birthday. I think about him often and have many pictures that bring back happy memories. Macho man reading The Little Ballerina to his sister. My first band. Maybe Scott wanted to be Lawrence Welk? We were always out in the snow! Just after my first major, major…

FOR MY GROWING

The last couple of weeks have stretched me tremendously. For months now I have seen my comfort zone in my rearview mirror, but now I think I’ve changed zip codes. I’ll blog about my weekend retreat later this week. It was amazing and a real growing time for me. Tonight, though, I wanted to sit…

THE LOVING KIND

Killing someone’s dreams or doing whatever it takes to stunt someone’s growth is one of the most cruel, most heartless acts of selfishness that one person can do to another. I’ve been so guilty of this that I cannot throw stones at the people that are just as guilty of such a horrendous act. I’ve…

REMEMBERING

There you were, just out of the corner of my eye. Tall and whole… smiling. Still in your prime, still strong, still here with me. Then I blinked and saw reality. But I know where you are, and I will see you again. Whole and strong…smiling. Happy Birthday, Scott.

A PRINCESS DIARY ENTRY: Okay, so I watched this charming little movie tonight called The Princess Diaries. I totally identified with Mia, the poor, unfortunate klutz with bushy hair and thick eyebrows (think the daughter of Groucho Marx and Brooke Shields) who finds out she’s really a princess. If you’ve seen it, then you’ll understand…

A SPECIAL GUEST TOP 10 My friend D Squared in Tennessee sent me this today and I had to share. (Hope you don’t mind, D… :p) Top 10 Reasons Scheryce/Dee are not married. . . 10. When I kiss the frog he turns into a TOAD 9. Polygyny isn’t my bag 8. My biological clock…