In August 1994, in my previous life, my sister MessCat joined our family on vacation. We stayed in the little park home at the "campground" in Florida. It was called a campground, but everyone stayed in some kind of mobile/modular home on a little plot of grass across from the canal. Many had boats docked… Continue reading Whoa man!
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
Being the oldest of four siblings in the dark ages before internet access, I got to make up a lot of stuff. Stuff that may or may not have been true. Stuff that the ones listening to me really couldn't verify or denounce without going to Mama and Daddy. Yeah, there were days that I… Continue reading You Can’t Make This Stuff Up…..But I Tried
Cooter and his cousin Shaker were talking on the phone yesterday--mostly about that ever-loving Minecraft game. (Do NOT get me started. They weren't even playing it--just talking about it. They can do that FOR HOURS.) Then Shaker cut it short, saying, "I'm sorry. I have to go. Elvis is missing, and me and Dad have… Continue reading Elvis Had Left the Building…..and the Yard
What a beautiful day! I hope it was a sunshine-filled day where you are too. We've had our fair share of cloudy/cold/gray/rainy days, and I love those too, to be quite honest, but today the sunshine and blue skies just suited. It's been a day of taking care of business. (More cleaning out of things… Continue reading And the Award Goes To…..
Earlier this week Mess Cat told me she was listening to the radio, and the DJ asked the question, "What TV show do you watch and wish your friends did too so you could talk about it?" She said a woman called in and said, "The Young and the Restless." The DJ laughed and said,… Continue reading True Confession and the Comfort of the Familiar
Tonight was our Princess' Christmas dance recital. Precious. From the little ones dancing to a song about having chicken pox at Christmas to the precision of the older girls as they performed their jazz number, it was a wonderful way to celebrate the season. I am thankful over and over for my children being able… Continue reading Selfie with Superman
Whoo, y'all. Today has been a busy one. And I wish my poor Mama were here so very much right now. Besides the obvious reasons, there's this. I'd set her down, bring her a glass of tea, whatever book she's reading, and-- I'd rub her feet. And back. And shoulders. All those years she put… Continue reading A Grateful Heart
Yesterday the littles lightened their loads. By several inches. Both our Princess and Cooter got haircuts yesterday. I suppose it was time. Cooter has been mistaken for a girl more than once in the past couple of weeks, no matter what he was wearing, and lately our Princess has had more rat's nests than a… Continue reading Thumbs Up
The Fair is in town. I do not think you can fully fathom the level of excitement that exists here at our abode when the Fair is coming to town. My crew loves them some fair time. When the littles had it on their radar, we began Fair Day countdown. We decided to go today… Continue reading The Struggle Bus is Real