Autumn Again

For the past few days, it has finally felt like Fall outside. The leaves in my yard are inexplicably on the ground when just yesterday they clothed the trees, the temperatures are sweetly jacket worthy, and the air has the unmistakeable hint of smoke, wafting from either  preliminary chimney use or burning leaves.  For some […]

It Takes a Village

There are a lot of things I admire/covet about my sister: her ability to let troubles roll off her back like oil on water; her imaginative and sweet-natured son and daughter; her wide expanse of a yard including an herb garden, chickens, bees, and a swing set;  her attentive and engaged husband… the list goes […]

Embracing the Gray

“It’s foggy everywhere,” He pointed out the window with his small finger, tracing shapes against the glass.  He was right, of course, as the mist lifted off the nearby river and cloaked our town in something sweetly gray and not-quite-sinister. I’ve tried, on several occasions, to explain fog to J, but he doesn’t quite understand.  […]

Standard Operating Procedures

“I don’t know, I really like this guy.” I was talking to a friend of mine about a guy I know and discussing the fact that we’re planning a fun date in Atlanta next weekend.  She was patiently listening to me as I went through all my crazy and probably laughing to herself. “I just […]

The Reality of Me

When you get to a certain age… not old enough to be “old” and still young enough to remember being truly young, you start to reflect on all the different people you’ve been in your life and how they shaped and molded and tweaked you into the person you are today.  It may come as […]

The Importance of Being Small

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of changing the world. I thought that to really change the world, I had to be really big, really effing important… a politician, a famous actress, a television personality.  I looked at the people around me who were content to be “small” and I wondered what was […]

A Hopeful Beginning

For all my “it’s just a tick of a clock,” somewhere deep down, I think I expected magic with the dawn of 2012.  Let’s face it, 2011 wasn’t a banner year in my household.  I don’t know what I wanted to happen, but greeting the day with ever-increasing back pain, a toddler who prefers to […]

The Tick of the Clock

Oh 2011. You brought me so many mixed blessings.  You broke and mended and broke and mended and broke again until I felt certain that I would never survive the onslaught of mental, physical, and emotional pain heaped on my shoulders. You made me question everything I thought I knew about every thing and every […]

Learning to Love the Fence

I’ve gotten in a bad habit lately of letting my dog out in the mornings to go to the bathroom.  In and of itself, that sounds like a reasonable way to start his day, but the fact is, I don’t have a fenced in yard.  Most days, my sweet older dog does his business in […]

Seeing the Mermaid

When someone cheats on you, all the books, all your friends, and all the experts whisper that it is not your fault.  They tell you that it is more about the cheater than the person they cheated on.  They tell you the cheating stems from insecurity or inadequacy or some problem within the cheater. But […]

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