Today, I received an email from my daughter's 7th grade chorus teacher: I just wanted to let you know how awesome your daughter is! Last night after the 7th graders were done performing, she and a few other girls organized all of the choir robes in their room. They made sure the robes were hung … Continue reading Awesome Possum
I could see my reflection in the glass wall as I marched begrudgingly up and down the stair climber. As I took a step up, my head would be cut off in the reflection, then the next step would lower me and I would see my face reflected. I know Michael Jackson wasn't singing about … Continue reading Broken Reflections
I made lasagna today. I used a couple different kinds of sauces (thanks Mom for the homemade sauce), three different types of meat, and so...much...cheese. Shredded mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, thin-sliced provolone, ricotta, cottage cheese, parmesan...a beautiful marriage of cheeses. The best part of the whole thing...I didn't have to think. I put on just the … Continue reading Eternal Lasagna
I'm struggling to keep writing this blog because I get too focused on how many people read it and whether what I am writing resonates. With that said, I also get tired of exposing little parts of myself because most of the time I want to stay behind the curtain and not let anyone really … Continue reading If You Ain’t First, You’re Last
It's been a long week and I've had to use my brain a little too much (and also because I take so many pictures that never see the light of day)...I've decided to give you a photo montage. I hope you enjoy it. I'll have a more original blog post next week. The most wasted … Continue reading Brain Waves Flat-Lining
I choose to live in the midwest because I love the change in seasons. Although, when summer gets here, I question why I deal with the cold every year. I bake in the sun, lounging in my turquoise beach chair, eating a flavor ice, proclaiming, "This is the life! I never want to be cold … Continue reading Seasons of Coffee
It's interesting how we attach ourselves to certain things ("things" defined as a person, place or thing). Sometimes you sense it happening and sometimes it sneaks up on you. This week, my chickens looked up at me with 6 pairs of big brown eyes and asked me to take in an orphan baby mouse that … Continue reading It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Mouse!
I just finished reading comments to a news article. These were the first two paragraphs of the article: A Thursday evening post on the Logan County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page has caused controversy. In the post, the department said it was “replacing their sirens with the National Anthem to force all suspects to stop running … Continue reading Equality…a 4 Letter Word?
My friend, Lindsay, recommended a TedTalk to me recently, Amy Morin's Becoming Mentally Strong. Lindsay is someone that truly believes she can make a difference in the world. She takes steps to change people's lives every day. She doesn't allow herself excuses, and she inspires others to do the same. So of course, if she tells … Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair. So?
An older man in his 80's answers the question, "How are you doing today" with "I'm on the edge of fantastic". The next day, the same question is asked, and he answers "I'm on the edge of superb." Which then led him to question is superb better than fantastic? Although, if you are on the … Continue reading The Edge of Fantastic