Ice cream before dinner when… Your children are nagging you all afternoon for “Old McDonald’s” cheeseburgers, so, in a moment of weakness, you agree but suddenly change your mind while waiting in the drive-thru and tantrums ensue, squared. #MomFail Ultimate mom win when the homemade burgers are promised to be exactly the same as McDonald’s … More Ice Cream Before Dinner
1. In no particular order, let’s get the proverbial wrecking ball rolling with taxes, shall we? Uncle Sam always makes an appearance after all. Taxes were overdue so my anxiety set in. When you’re working poor, tax returns are everything. They are proof that you are in fact poor, albeit trying not to be. They … More April Shit Storms
Long distance love affair Romance novel of yore Bluegrass hillbillies & modern folklore Soldier of war Sanguine Knight Brave but sweaty Standing tall for the flight Victory memorabilia minted Collective memories in newspapers printed Promise land ashore Fruits of longing Cautious optimism for what’s in store Sweet somethings, shared vision Promise galore Voluntary encampment by … More Over Mountains
Anybody ever seen the SNL episode where the skit is a game show based on supposed cool kids determining whether the person in front of them is a geek, dweeb, spaz, nerd, and so forth? Since peeing my big girl panties watching that episode many moons ago, I’ve been categorizing people as such just for … More Geek, Dweeb, or Spaz?
Any honest mama knows exactly what I mean by that title and probably has a laundry list of her own. It’s the battery operated toys or junk food that you purchased in a moment of weakness. It’s the movie you allowed your kid to watch once during a momentarily lapse of good judgement, sleep deprivation … More Ketchup, Kix & Other Annoying Things
A month after I asked the father of my children to move out, I answered a nagging curiosity to explore the world of online dating. I know, bad idea, but I had friends who had tried it so it seemed reasonable, viable and benign. And my calloused heart was in need of a small dose … More Roller Skates & Raisins: An Adventure In Online Dating
For 6 years my ex-spouse never allowed me to mow the lawn or shovel the sidewalk; two examples among many on his list of taboo. I wasn’t trying to compete. I thought it was good exercise and I have always loved the smell of freshly cut grass, being productive, getting outside. Besides, he worked with … More DoItYourDamnSelf