Cooter is enjoying his drama program. Each week he heads through that door and doesn't look back. Well not much anyway. When he is on stage delivering his lines (yes, he's already memorized them! what a relief), he will glance over and smile with this "nailed it, did you see that?" look on his face.… Continue reading Catching Sight of Him
I found myself able to etch out an hour or so yesterday evening to make a serious grocery shopping haul. It's been a while since I've spent that long in a store stocking up. I made a rookie mistake from the start. Cart choice. The cart I chose was too small for all I needed… Continue reading Asking for Directions
This morning I was thinking of a line that I first heard in a Mary Chapin Carpenter song about twenty some odd years ago. Some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug. As I was having a pretty good day at that point, I was thinking yeah--the windshield. All right. And then it hit… Continue reading The Bug or the Windshield?
Being in a new place can be confusing. The roads are all different. It's easy to get disoriented. North. South. Left. Right. This road is a dead-end. This one doesn't lead to where you thought it did. LOST. It's just hard. When we were on our Adventure to the Mouse House (I refuse to call… Continue reading A Place to Turn Around
Sunday night when I sat and listened to conversations among those about to graduate from my Alma Mater, I heard the stress and excitement and anxiety in their voices, in their days, in their plans. As I listen to so many who are about to graduate, so many who are wrapping up their school year, I hear… Continue reading For the Seniors, and those who will be
Yesterday I spent most of the morning with my children cleaning my great aunt's house. It has sat empty for over three years now. We have a new realtor and high hopes this time. When I went in for the first time in quite a while on Friday, meeting with the realtor, I knew we… Continue reading Why I Want to Wear Black
Some days I feel like this. Today has been one of them. I am sitting at the Med Stop with my middle one. She has been running fever since Friday night. I guess this is Round 2 of what the littles had two weeks ago. Waiting on the results from the strep swab now. It… Continue reading Where is the Grownup?