Tag Archives: Family

Over the River and Through the Woods

Recently, I was contacted by Patience Brewster to see if perhaps I might want to chime in the holiday season by writing about my favorite holiday memory. I am seriously one of those people that flips back and forth between the … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day, Anne Lamott, You are Mistaken

1971. My parents bring me home from the hospital. 3 months before her first mother’s day. My momma is small. My dad has hair. My dad looks like Luke. This week three things happened that got me thinking about Mother’s … Continue reading

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I See Your Florida and I Raise you a Game of Nerf Catch

It’s the hump day of my spring break, which is really turning out to not be a break (got the freelance job) and I am sitting at my filthy dining room table with Lizzie’s Lush face mask on my nose, … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“Dumbed down and numbed by time and age. Your dreams that catch the world the cage. The highway sets the traveler’s stage. All exits look the same.” -The Avett Brothers, I and Love and You I had the worst insomnia … Continue reading

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Feeling My Way Through the Darkness

I started to get a cold last Wednesday night. I know exactly when it started because I was super weepy and tired after I dropped Elizabeth off for an 8pm volleyball practice and knew that I had to kill two … Continue reading

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I have been hibernating, I know. I spent most of winter break in my pajamas. I slept until after ten. I drank lots of drinks. I did not draw. I did not even write about Susie’s birthday and how the entire cake that … Continue reading

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Landslide

Last night Elizabeth, on her way to babysit Jenny and Mark’s boys, was searching for a blank sketchbook so that she could show them how to play the monster game (something my family made up when I was a kid). … Continue reading

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Souls Like Wheels, Say the Avett Brothers

Ever have those moments that you greatly anticipate and then they pass and you are left wondering, “Now what?” So it goes with the show opening. I feel the way I did after delivering Elizabeth. After months of bed rest, … Continue reading

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Happy Re-Birthday, David

“Always remember there is nothing worth sharing than the love that let us share our name.” -The Avett Brothers I am sitting in a cold parking lot outside a grocery store. I am supposed to be at Lizzie’s last team … Continue reading

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Quinn is three and that means that even though I thought I was done trick-or-treating and figuring out costumes, I am not done. I didn’t even get a breather… just as the older kids got too cool for it, I … Continue reading

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