First World Problems

I’ve been struggling a lot lately with the concept of putting one foot in front of the other.  I know it’s what I’m supposed to be doing.  I know that I’m supposed to be the grown-up, supposed to get dressed and go to work every day, supposed to keep everything running smoothly. But it’s hard […]

Friday Ramble

Doctors should operate more like HVAC mechanics. When I call to get my air conditioner fixed and they come out to fix it and then it breaks again within 24 hours, they don’t charge me to fix it again.  (I should note that I have a home warranty and perhaps that’s why they don’t charge […]

Happy Anniversary.

This time last year, I posted this, a tribute to the man I married in 2007, the man who fathered my wonderful son. Today, I am struggling to make sense of all of the things that have happened since then; struggling to wrap my heart and mind around what makes someone leave… what makes someone […]

A Long Week

It’s been raining in Georgia all week.   We need the rain, so I can’t “officially” complain, but getting out of bed every morning would have been hard enough this week without the dark gray sky bleeding its hurt alongside my tears. I didn’t realize this week was going to be so hard. Every morning, I […]


When I think about him, I still feel sick. My eyes water, my stomach churns, and my heart breaks … just from thinking about him. Thursday would have been our anniversary.  As I write this, I remember the joy I felt this time four years ago.  I remember the rush of final plans, the drive […]

Fire Ants

On Sunday, I worked out in the yard.  On my hands and knees, I ripped row after row of “grass” out from in front of my house, freeing the soft dirt beneath it and feeling the soak of soil against my fingers. I love working out in the yard.  I love pulling on my filthy […]

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 […]


You may remember that my Ex requested to “date” me a while back.  He swore he’d changed.  He swore things would be different.  He swore, as he has since the beginning, that there was never really anyone else. Part of me wanted to believe him.  Part of me thought maybe we moved too fast, got […]

Night Terrors

Someone screamed in my house last night. For the life of me I don’t know if it was me or J, but one of us let loose a blood curdling scream sometime in the wee hours of the morning. In my half-asleep state I did little more than snuggle my son and fall back asleep […]

Mommy Friends

In middle school, I knew how to make friends.  I didn’t necessarily run with the “in” crowd, but I had a group of friends and I was happy.  In high school, it was more of the same and then college was the same, and even in law school I had no real problem making friends.  But my […]

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