drowning it out

Over the weekend, I started unboxing thousands of cd’s that have been stored in our garage for six years. We kept meaning to bring them in a few a time and rip them to a hard drive so we could… Continue Reading →

not on the list

There is a list of people that I keep seeing in articles about this election. People who have been marginalized, put down, dismissed, abused, accosted, excluded, and discriminated against. The list goes like this: people of color, women, LGBTQ, and… Continue Reading →

#konmari this, y’all.

I have a lot of stuff. There are ceramic and pottery bunnies hiding all over my bookshelves. Hiding, because they have to just squeeze their way in between the hundreds of books with which I will never part. Will I… Continue Reading →

A Tiny Nativity

I can only imagine that our youth director, Bill, sold the Session the idea as, “Just a tiny live Nativity. You know, with the kids.” Presbyterians vote on everything. Sometimes they even vote on whether or not to hold a… Continue Reading →

a day in our life

Three years ago, I made a new friend. I didn’t know I was making a new friend, which is exactly one of the best ways to make a friend. KeAnne found this fireball of an almost new mama to be… Continue Reading →

in case i forgot

Depression is a lying hag. Mine plays out in anger and anxiety most of the time, but every so often, I hit a spell where I feel like I have absolutely no friends and need 18 naps a day. In… Continue Reading →

salem college, part duex

A trip to Target these days just isn’t complete without purchasing something for Mallory to take to college. Something for her to take to college in ELEVEN days. It should have been 17 days, but she has decided to be… Continue Reading →

quite contrary

My grandfather had a large garden behind their backyard. He grew tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, corn, peppers, beans, and probably a list of other things I’m forgetting. During the summer, he smelled of sweat, saw dust, and tomato plants. It… Continue Reading →

saving

It happened so fast. Rachael and I were cleaning up lunch at a table a little further from the pool than I normally sit. The boys had asked to go back into the water, and I told them it was… Continue Reading →

fresh starts

Eight years ago I was packing a suitcase. It held a white skirt with rows of buttons down the hem and two choices of white shirts. My Birkenstocks were neatly stowed in a pocket, shielding my creek side bridal wear… Continue Reading →

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