It's only right that I start this 30 day daily blog with my two favorite people: my husband Matt and my daughter Kansas. Last year I decided to rescue a turtle. Matt, Kansas and I were out early shopping at garage sales. Leaving a neighborhood, I saw a turtle laying right in the middle of … Continue reading Matteo and my penguin
When it's a good day I go to McDonalds and get my version of half sweet tea. The first sip always brings a smile to my face. Last week I broke my routine in hopes of brightening my day with my favorite drink. As I turned the corner of the drive-thru I saw something out … Continue reading Cloudy with a chance of surprise
I struggle to be normal. I really, really, REALLY want to be normal. I don't even care that normal is hard to define. Whatever normal is, I want it. Ever since I was a little girl I have always felt different. Apart. Outside. Unaccepted. My fourth grade my teacher said I struggled with a low … Continue reading Honestly
Why is it that some days I can jump out of bed humming a tune, and other days, like today, I could barely get out of bed? I feel like I'm dragging chains of the heaviest metal. I know some of it has to do with long term depression. Some of it has to do … Continue reading Dragging chains
I'm exhausted, bone crushing exhausted. My mom ended up the the cardiac ward for 24 hours. Seems to be an isolated incident so she is home w us now. All of my dad's care fell on me and my sister. My husband and daughter were lost to me in the chaos. BUT, as I'm falling … Continue reading Quick trip to the hospital
Last night I watched Chris Gethard's special, Career Suicide. I was profoundly moved by what he had to say. Chris Gethard's stories showed me that life is rarely tidy. In the past, I have tried to get everything tied up and beautiful by the end of a blog post. Reality just doesn't work that way. … Continue reading Why half sweet tea?
One afternoon I was rushing to pick up something I forgot at work...sadly, I can't remember what was so important. I picked up my child from school, threw her in the car, raced across town and screeched to a halt by the front door of my office. Leaving my child in the car, I ran … Continue reading slammed in the car door