the day after… plus a week

It was a very good thing to have a place to go that morning.  The presidential election had robbed me of sleep but I didn't want to keep looking at the blood bath on social media.  Besides, I wanted to see if the real world was still out there.  According to news reports, life was …

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Escape

Outside, I walk and breathe… fresh air… a little quiet. Sometimes I sit in my car... it’s the one thing here with my name on it and “I can sit here if I want to”, my bratty self says. Inside, we are prisoners... she of her mind... me of her space... ... both of her …

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Love’s new definition

The other team had color-coordinated everything... and classy coolers full of ridiculously healthy snacks. Our team at least had matching red jerseys (kind of), juice boxes and homemade cookies... plus a lot of spunk. The other team had cute, little girl cheerleaders. Our team had two scrappy boys who decided to cheer-lead for their brother. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I love that my sons stick up for each other.  They'd …

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i do not love her….

Nine and one-half months I have lived in this house that is not mine... well long enough to birth a baby. But what has been birthed here? A lot of days go quiet, but she can't seem to hold the ugly in forever and let's it fly.  And I want to fly... away. I told him the other night, …

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Do all roads lead home?

I've been gone a few days.  I've been "home" for a couple. Writing has eluded me.  My mind is overloaded and my heart is sad. Family and love call me south.  Family and obligation call me north. It looks like Interstate 5 and my trusty car will get a work out this summer.  And that's ok... ... …

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Five Minute Friday: Light

I lightly swat the lady bug from the blinds... they split and tear open.  Great, one more thing to replace. Health issues out of the blue... my mother, a son.  Miles separate and all I can do is pray.  All I can do.  Or is it the most I can do? And today of all days... the one I'm …

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Five Minute Friday: Brave

Linking today with Gypsy Mama where one word is our prompt... write for five minutes, no over-thinking, no backtracking, no editing.  Here we go.... ................BRAVE I don't know what's out there anymore... it's fuzzy and gray. How can I be this old and suddenly not know where I'm going.  I like to plan... to have a plan.  …

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