We have added to our family. Two new furry babies, TimTom and Cardigan, have brought us so much joy over the past two months. We adore them. They are best friends, adventure buddies, and mischief makers. Cooter especially adores them, and he's the reason they are here. But that's another story for another night. TimTom… Continue reading Cats and Dogs and …..
Tag: giving yourself grace
Lydia and the Little Dish in the Freezer
I've read a few good books lately, and one of them is The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver. I enjoyed it immensely, though it required quite a bit of suspension of disbelief. Which I am okay with, as I often feel like my own life is better when I apply that mechanism.… Continue reading Lydia and the Little Dish in the Freezer
A Grace Filled Eve
Tonight I will gather with little folks (and a few big) whom I love right here in my living room, and we'll debate about staying up to see the New Year in. We may or may not watch some form of something dropping to beckon in 2018, and then the laughter will turn into sighs… Continue reading A Grace Filled Eve
If I could give you anything, anything at all, it would be a pen. One you wouldn't lose, no matter how hard you seemingly tried to do so. I would give you a pen which wrote in any color you imagined at the moment. With this pen, with any words you put down on paper,… Continue reading the pen
That thing you give others so freely
People. This one is going to be short and sweet tonight. You can only do the best you can do with what you have at the time. Don't look back and question yourselves. Don't give yourself a hard time because, looking back, you can clearly see what you should have done. I am… Continue reading That thing you give others so freely
Get Your Brave On
When I was at my lowest after first Daddy and then, fifteen months later, Mama passed, my baby sister Mess Cat sent me the song "Brave" Sara Bareilles, and said, "I just want to see you be brave." Brave? BRAVE?! I love her, but I just couldn't hear that. I wasn't ready to. Being… Continue reading Get Your Brave On
Second Day of Christmas
On the second day of Christmas..... two Mock Pecan pies. Christmas Eve was my baking day. I love baking as a general rule. Our family has decided you either have the baking gene or the cooking gene. Sister claims I got the baking one, while she got the cooking one. "But your children are luckier… Continue reading Second Day of Christmas
Absolutely Worthless, My Foot!
"I've been absolutely worthless today," my oldest commented from her position on the couch, wrapped snugly in one of my rescued afghans. "Folks are going to say, 'What did you do all weekend?' and I'm going to have to reply, 'Oh I don't know, slept in, took a nap, watched Netflix, pretty much nothing… Continue reading Absolutely Worthless, My Foot!
You Are More
Cooter has become fascinated with stories of things people got in trouble for when they were his age. He has had many conversations with his Daddy about his. Recently he asked Leroy if he got in trouble at school. Leroy told him he couldn't tell them what all he did when he was younger. I think… Continue reading You Are More
I’m a Monet, Y’all
Last week was my sweet neighborfriend's birthday. The past two Tuesdays we've had the opportunity to paint together in celebration. It was something I never would have taken on by myself but when she agreed to go together, I was all for it. Though for the record, this was a style of painting I'd never… Continue reading I’m a Monet, Y’all