Category Archives: Family

Bottoms Up

Wow, it’s been a whole year since my last post. I always plan on doing one at least monthly and well, life. What can ya do? Since last year, not much has changed, but so much has. Bad things happened. … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Family, Musings | Leave a comment

Dear Dad….

I turn 40 this month. And for a large majority of my life, I believed my biological father was dead. The details were hazy, the story somewhat off. It wasn’t a story my mother wanted to share with me. She … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Days of Christmas Past

Long ago, when I was young, Christmas was a HUGE deal in my family. Back in the day when the entire extended family converged onto my grandparents house for a week-long celebration, starting on Christmas Eve, and going through New … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ready to Take on The World

It has been a rough year for me and my daughter. Really rough. We butted heads more times than I care to admit. She was asked to leave our home more than once. She made questionable decisions, bad life choices … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

He Kissed His Sister Goodbye

. Thursday afternoon he kissed his big sister on the forehead for the last time. It was only the third time in his life he had ever done so. The previous two times were the two days preceding that final … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Real Man in the Red Sweater-RIP Grandpa

July 14, 2008. Shortly after 4am, he left us. Alone in a cold, sterile hospital room. He hated being alone. But he chose that time to go. Peacefully, quietly, to slip away into the night. Leaving behind the pain. No … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Man in the Red Sweater

Last night my husband’s band was playing at the town carnival, much like every year. I was headed there with our son and my mother. After telling the gate-keeper I was ‘with the band’ (something that seriously never gets old) … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Musings | Tagged , | 4 Comments