My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Wooley, stood about 4 feet tall with tight gray curls and a look that could wither you where you sat. She could also make you feel like a million bucks. I guess those twin skills were honed over years in the classroom and I was lucky enough to have her […]Read More Lunch With… Mrs. Wooley
It’s often said, you can’t go home. Bullshit. You can go wherever you want to go and right now, as the world seems to be crumbling, I want to go home. Home to me is the Midwest. Omaha, Nebraska in particular. And it’s not that Omaha doesn’t have its share of problems, it certainly does, […]Read More Homesick
I can’t change the world. I can control myself and my actions. And I CHOOSE love. In all colors. All shapes. And all sizes.Read More Choose.
Happy Mother’s Day! Many of us won’t be able to be face-to-face with our Mom’s today. I keep looking for any little slivers of a silver lining that I can find during this health crisis. I lived and raised my three children with no extended family anywhere near. And I raised them in the South […]Read More Brunch with Mom
First off, thank goodness I’ve been in self-isolation with my husband, kids, and dog! Plenty of loved ones and fur babies for me to hug on. My heart goes out to those truly alone during this health crisis. My Dad was a hugger, most times it was just a quick sideways hug on the way […]Read More Tough Times for A Hugger!
Day 46 of self-isolation. I started a bit earlier than most of us here in the U.S. That’s over six weeks ago. I feel like I’m in mourning, deep grief, and I guess in some ways that is, in fact, where I’m at. The stages of grief are: Denial, check Anger, check Bargaining, check Depression […]Read More CoronaDiary: 4-26-2020
Happy Easter! Most of us won’t celebrate Easter today the way we have done all of our lives. Telling a Christian, you can’t go to church, the doors are locked, is unheard of… it leaves me speechless and sad. I get all the reasons why. I really, really, really get it. But what happened to […]Read More Faith, Hope & Love
The days are all starting to meld together. Florida instituted a stay-at-home order for 30 days – ruining our ‘bug out’ plans because the sheriff did us the courtesy of stopping by several times last Thursday to let the boys know it would be enforced. I find it a bit ridiculous in our little isolated […]Read More CoronaDiary: 4-4-2020
I have not been sick but this is Day 17 for me. I was early on the self-isolate bandwagon. I can work remote so it has been a blessing to have that framework of stability around my days. Other than the great TP shortage of 2020, we have not had any issues with food. We […]Read More CoronaDiary: 3-28-2020
That about sums up my life right now and trust me I am NOT complaining. I feel relatively safe and isolated, but still… 6 teenagers, 1 husband, and 1 dog in a very small house – that’s 8 people! Here is the good news, said very small house, is on a pretty secluded island off […]Read More 6 Teenagers, 1 Husband, 1 Dog & 1,600 Square Feet