My not Mother’s Day post.

I stared at the stupid cursor blinking at me for a very long time wondering how to approach a Mother’s Day post without turning it into a giant bummer.  Not possible.  So I skipped posting on Mother’s Day.  For me, the holiday is bittersweet.  On one hand, I’m a mom and it’s my very own […]

Glove on one hand and poop in your pants…that might not be how the saying goes.

I thought it would be a good idea to plant the geraniums I bought last week before they shrivel up and die.  I was in the process of planting them before Rachel’s whole colon explosion thing happened so the bucket of supplies was still sitting on the walkway up to my house.  Yay.  No prep […]

No more hospital!!

Rachel’s out of the hospital and studying for finals. If a doctor had tried to tell us on Tuesday that by Thursday Rachel would be out of bed for anything other than the bathroom, I would have had them forcibly removed from my presence. Not that I didn’t want her up and around, it just […]

Is that pooh in your testicle or are you just happy to see me?

RACHEL UPDATE:  I’m putting this at the top because it’s such great news!  Rach has really turned a corner and is flying through recovery!  Amazingly, in the past 24 hours, she went from not being able to drink water to eating a bit of solid food.  Her color is almost back to normal and she’s […]

This sucks up the place.

Well, this weekend took a horrible turn. I’m at the hospital with my daughter, Rachel. She was having some lower abdominal issues Saturday, and after hours of wicked pain and misery, we went to the emergency room. She has some kind of infection (doctor’s best guess) in her colon and suffice it to say, it’s […]

Drunk people shouldn’t be in charge of deciding how we spell things and a time warp.

My Day 2 of The ABC’s of Swearing.  It’s everyone else’s Day 4.  This is very fitting given the week I’ve had. If you follow my Tweets (riveting stuff) you may have read that I’m having some issues with the calendar.  It all started Tuesday morning when I woke up thinking it was Monday and […]

Surprisingly, I did not get arrested at the grocery store.

Let’s pretend that I posted this yesterday.  Day one of The ABC’s of Swearing!  Yay!  “A” profanity day. I overdid it a bit yesterday.  First I needed a frame for the painting I bought from Karrie Evenson. “With Love” from her Vivian Red series.  I can’t stop staring at it. That was enough activity for me for […]

Z is for Zurückschalten – My German word for switcheroo – close enough.

As long as I post this before midnight, I win!  Last A to Z Challenge post! I love the song You Are My Sunshine.  That song has been sung to me since I can remember.  My daughter would say the same.  Volker didn’t grow up hearing this song but while we dated and I was […]

Y is for Yeah, that happened today. “What a dork” will come to mind a lot while you read this.

You know that inspiring blogger award post yesterday?  Remember how I listed  The Bloggess? No biggie.  Lots of people are inspired by her.  But not everyone is a super dork.  In my gooberness and because I follow some rules, I felt compelled to let her know that she had made my list.  I mean, I […]

Very inspiring…Who? Me!?

The always awesome Kate at Another Clean Slate has honored me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.   It’s so nice to be recognized in this way!  Thank you very much, Another Clean Slate! The rules are as follows: 1. Display the award on you blog.  Done. 2. Link back to the person who gave […]