You hear people talk about the new normal all the time. But I’ve been craving normal for a while and tonight I was assaulted with the old normal. I went […]
Last night Harry came over in the early morning. “I’m trying baby, I love you and I’m trying.” He was pleading with me. “I’m trying too.” I realized something in that moment. Right then he was my best friend and what he needed most was a hug
Between him needing to focus extra hard, holiday expectations, some serious misjudgments he made that led to a serious reaction on my part…this last month of the year is proving to be trying. I fear January will be no better but I have high hopes for February.
This is a last for me. Last Christmas both my children live full-time at home, in the house they grew up in since they were 4 and 5 years old. Last Christmas (hopefully) as a single woman.
It’s so often true that beauty can come out of ashes. There are circumstances, especially when a parent loses a child, where it seems impossible that something good can come […]
I read a great quote by Eleanor Roosevelt today. “Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well lived.” The bottom line is not that I want to be happy and I’m happy with Harry so I want to be with him. It is that in knowing Harry I feel like I’m living the life I was meant to live.
From the moment I tabbed over to a news website and read the words “Massacre” I got tense. Not another shooting, not more carnage. My mind instantly thought of just a day ago a local college was put on lock down because someone who had car jacked was chased by police onto campus and decided to hide there. My son’s friends were tweeting about text messages they got from their school. The first one said, “Don’t come to campus possible gunman.” The second one said, “If you are on campus hide.” Scary.
Every relationship has a different pace like pieces of chicken. And it depends how it all starts in the first place. Are you pulling the chicken out of the freezer or is it fresh and ready to go? In my case with Harry. I think we have a ways to go before I can honestly say we are ready.
I thought, why not turn the tables on the New Year and do my resolution early? They usually only last a few weeks anyway, and this way I’m off the hook. New Years Eve will be my celebration of a resolution kept.
October of 2000, we got the keys to this house I live in. There was a lot we wanted to do to make it worthy, but we were OWNERS, so we packed up clothes for our 4 and 5 year-olds and we blew up our camping mattresses. We took the keys we were given, lit a fire in the fireplace, and camped out in the family room of our new family home.