She asked me outright, "Have you thought perhaps she killed him?" I think I stood across the counter from her staring blankly for a good minute. My cousin stared back at me, unblinking. I had just shared the story of my dad's death last November. Let me backtrack a bit. My cousin and I were… Continue reading Cold-Blooded Murder?
Week 34 (Nov 24) Despite our early cold weather and having to move the plant inside, I've harvested a good dozen tomatoes, seeds are fermenting for three days before rinsing and drying. I have enough to share with my siblings and some friends that are interested. A successful experiment. Week 10 (Aug 20)… Continue reading It’s Alive!
I got trolled a few weeks ago, pretty hard. It was at one o'clock in the morning, and I was very proud of myself when I woke up the next morning and realized it hadn't bothered me hardly at all. Just the nusiance of it mainly. I remembered some of the first times when they… Continue reading Stepping into Real Life
I went to the storage unit yesterday. I'd bought a hammock stand and wanted to find the hammock. It's also past time for the girls to change over from winter to summer clothes. In our shuffling and looking I noticed two things, one I haven't seen for nine years and the other I didn't know… Continue reading It’s the Little Things that Get You
My youngest is twelve. She loves BTS as only a twelve-year-old girl is capable. She will defend and adore them to her last breath, happily annihilating all of your protestations. You will LOVE them. There is no reason not to. Resistance is futile. Resisting her or them, both impossible. Last week I… Continue reading Enviable Innocence
Today is Mother's Day. This day, perhaps more than any other day of the year carries such varied emotions. For some, it's joyful, a celebration of the best part of their lives. For others, a reminder of abject failure. Failure in their body, in their lifestyle, in their hearts, in their actions, a woman has… Continue reading Mistakes
No, Ron. Never. I was looking at safe/panic rooms, and this gif came up. It resonates with me on a wholly limbic level. I wonder how many times this has been playing inside me while on the outside all you see is this. Though I'm making great strides with myself, I am in a constant… Continue reading A Safe Place
I'm in a learning phase. A dreaming place. A chapter of curiosity. A crossroad, if you will. I've been here before perhaps more than I realize. I've told the school that I do not plan on returning except as an occasional substitute. Since stating that in February, some things have changed and other job opportunities… Continue reading Head or Heart?
It finally happened last week. Temperatures above zero degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in many weeks. At eighteen degrees we had kids stripping off their winter coats to run around in the sunshine in sweatshirts. You can't really blame them when it is sixty degrees warmer than the day before. So, warmth has returned,… Continue reading March – Taking Stock and a Question
Well, hello yourself, March!