Hi Y'all, It has been a LONG time. I have missed writing on my blog and writing in general. The past year has been a blur filled with frustration, love, misery, pain, anxiety, and fulfillment. A lot of emotions in a short time. I apologize for coming and going so often. Five years ago, life … Continue reading Apologies: A tale of truth
Remember the good ol' days when, as a child, we would write all our hopes, dreams, embarrassing moments, crushes, parent woes, etc. in our diaries? If you didn't, then you missed out on unleashing all your thoughts onto paper then hiding them as if no one could ever find them. My diary back then had … Continue reading Journaling through life
As a child, my mother made a big deal about making sure her rural county - living daughters were exposed to museums, parks, art, the city, plays, etc. I have wonderful memories of sitting next to her in the field by our house as she sketched. The long grass was itchy, but it didn't seem … Continue reading ART and the Grieving Cave
The past two and half months, since schools closed, have been crazy to say the least. COVID-19 has really thrown us all for a loop. The first week schools closed, I admit I was happy. Relieved even because it has been a tough school year. We all thought it was temporary so it felt like … Continue reading Quarantine Life
I am a stress eater and dealing with COVID-19 and my mother's death has meant chips, chocolate, and all the other yummies. I call it the QUARANTINE 15. I haven't gained 15 pounds, but it sure feels like it. My jeans are tight around the waist and ass because I have been living in sweatpants … Continue reading QUARANTINE 15
My mother was buried this past weekend. The ceremony felt odd due to it just being immediate family, staying socially distant from each other, not having a gathering afterwards, etc. I brought three roses for her (three for her three daughters) and my son brought this rose for her. It was his first funeral so for … Continue reading Pay it forward
My summer goals on writing each week have not been successful. My mother's husband had surgery and he is my mother's caretaker. She is in the last and final stage of Alzheimer's. This is perhaps the worst stage yet. It could last months or it could last years. With my stepfather's recovery, my sisters and … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to change your goals.
https://www.monticello.org/ I recently went on a field trip with my son to Monticello as a parent and as a special education teacher. My focus was staying cool in the heat, keeping the kids on my caseload on track, and spending time with my son. However, it didn't take long for that focus to change. Soon, … Continue reading Unexpected Motivation
In just a few days, November will be here. To be that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!! It is the one month of the year where I, and many many others, try to write 50,000 words in just one month. Some of us are successful; some of us are not and that is ok. … Continue reading Time to Write a Novel??
In a previous post, I mentioned how I was going to start posting more and writing more and blah blah blah. Well, that was MONTHS ago. Apparently, life got in the way yet AGAIN! School started up and my schedule is insane. My son has been sick more than usual for the first two … Continue reading Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Everyone struggles in life. Sometimes it takes us down a dark path, but we must always keep trudging along to find the way out. Lately, I have been feeling down. I lie. It has actually been over a year now. I have kept my distance from friends, my house is becoming a disaster, and I … Continue reading Finding My Way Back