I have always had a bit of fear about receptionists and secretaries giving me the Roz lecture for being late or forgetting to turn in my paperwork. Now I have that fear with my children as well. I just want to go unnoticed when I arrive late. I loved when absence lines for school were … Continue reading To Go Unnoticed
If you ever wonder what skunk mixed with mildew and urine smells like, come driving through our beautiful agricultural countryside. I have no image because it cannot convey odor. All I know is that Industrial Hemp is our new cash crop (the new hazelnut, which at least smells amazing as a drink add-on), and it … Continue reading Any Way the Wind Blows
I adopted a Rubik's cube the summer after second grade from my cousins. I think they were downsizing their toy supply. I had heard of these challenging puzzles, and because I enjoyed proving that I could do what others saw as challenging, I knew this little revolving maze was made just for me. I brought … Continue reading I Face the Pain
Recorded November 21, 2021. You may note some minor differences between this and the original post. I awake too early. Monday. School. Getting kids ready. A child who is rail-thin and won't eat. The sick dread of anxiety begins churning right in that spot where the fist goes for the Heimlich. I swear I had … Continue reading Just Scared
A Parable of Sorts Somewhere beyond the reaches of any map is an island full of solutions to my present predicaments. It is named Isle of Blissful Knowledge. I will have both the awareness of all there is to know about a problem, and I will be joyfully employing the best answer. It is a … Continue reading Words to Make a Day for You
Am I fueling my emotions or am I informing them?
How do I like me? Let me count the ways.
Swapping stories creates the beginning of a new story.
Even faltering steps help you be where you need to be.
Expressing how I feel about myself sounds necessary, but others' expressions may be just what I need.