One Year Blues

It has been one full year since my mother died. One full year of holidays, birthdays, special events, a graduation...and no mom. I've picked up the phone dozens of times to tell her things and dozens of times to ask her things. Mostly I've just been sad. I took all the pills, talked to a … Continue reading One Year Blues

Health Woes, again

Saw the neurologist today. Apparently I'm having one of those rare drug interactions no one else gets. Symptoms include erratically high and low blood pressure, chest pain, numbness & tingling, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, muscle & joint pain, muscle spasms, and ringing in the ears. So that explains just about everything except the weird … Continue reading Health Woes, again

Transcriptions

In this week's Fun Things I Do In The Car While Waiting For My Kids: transcribing writing from old notebooks into the computer using Google Voice. You might think autocorrect is the height of frustration, but it pales in comparison to Google Voice's misunderstanding of my not-quite-Southern-not-quite-MidWestern drawl.

OH NO

The hypertensive episodes are back. 😦 Had a bad one this morning. Neurologist next Wednesday if they can't get me in sooner.

Fun Day!

We're a little loopy after March-a-thon, so we're singing new verses of "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor," and Ree is all "Your PTA ladies are going to be soooooo confused because it isn't even the "Day of the Irish!" WHAT?! 'Umm, "4 Leaf Clover Day?" "Pot of Gold Day?" "Leprechaun Day?" "GREEN … Continue reading Fun Day!

21st wedding anniversary

We started the night by going to 1836 Texas Kitchen for dinner. Nick really loved all of his food. Mine was just okay, but I did get the novelty of trying a Cucumber Margarita. We finished up our anniversary night with the by-now-traditional stops at Half Price Books and World Market. 🙂 At Half Price, … Continue reading 21st wedding anniversary

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

I'm reading this book called "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie" because my dyslexic kid read it this summer for Pre-AP homework and loved it so much he's on his 3rd re-reading and man, reading this book as a former band nerd immediately after a summer band banquet for my kid... I have all the feels. … Continue reading Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Hello again!

I have let this blog flounder for far too long and today is my first day back at it.  We have had a wacky, crazy year. I'm not even sure that I should try to summarize it, but find myself wanting to. Let's start where I left off... oh my. Okay. That's a rough place … Continue reading Hello again!

A Big Day

I love how facebook always gives me so many years worths of memories every single day. I really have used it as another journal of sorts over the years. Today it reminded me of two very important things in my life that happened on November 28th over the years: Nick proposed to me on November … Continue reading A Big Day

Words, words, words

Yesterday I had no words left after a good week of writing. I decided to give myself the day off from writing and to let myself doing some story intake instead. So I watched bits and pieces of a few different things.   Today when writing time came, the writing came out like a deluge. … Continue reading Words, words, words