Why I Am Anti-Hamster Wheel 


The current presidential race is more than angst producing for me. Every election seems to be reduced to choosing the lesser of two evils. However, this year has me thinking I may have to cast my lot with Vermin Supreme. He has divine hat choices and I'm particularly enamoured but his platform of using zombies … Continue reading Why I Am Anti-Hamster Wheel 

Three Things That Wake Me Up In The Middle Of The Night


It's been several months since I've experienced more than one night of insomnia. I had settled into a good pattern of waking between 5 and 5:30 a.m. and going to bed at a reasonable hour typically no later than 11 p.m. However, I am on night 8 of not being able to sleep through the … Continue reading Three Things That Wake Me Up In The Middle Of The Night

http://www.mta.me/ What if you could start again just not from the very beginning


http://www.mta.me/ I have no idea who produced this site but I can not move away from it. I'm drawn to sheer simplicity and beauty. The musicality of the strings is child-like but at the same time it seems so intentional rather than random. I don't picture some digital program creating pre set sounds but I … Continue reading http://www.mta.me/ What if you could start again just not from the very beginning

A Lesson Learned From An Egg Carton


Have you ever had just "one of those mornings?" But they seem to last all week or even all month? I had endured a rough day yesterday of anxiety and I was really hoping for a fresh start today. I promptly answered my "God" alarm this morning on my phone with prayers of thanksgiving for … Continue reading A Lesson Learned From An Egg Carton

My Xmas To Do List Got a Little Hinky Jinky.


It's a bitter 21 degrees. The roads are a mess with ice. And the kids are all home on my 14th consecutive day of single parenting. To say the least I went to bed a little apprehensive at the thought of being trapped inside with 3 bored children with my tank running low. I only … Continue reading My Xmas To Do List Got a Little Hinky Jinky.

“Lord, so you think I can dance…”


I find when I have too much to do I completely lose any sort of prioritization and flit around spastically accomplishing nothing but looking really well, spastic.I have laundry out the wazzoo. I'm almost certain it's to the point of getting up walking itself to the laundromat. I have over 6000 emails in my inbox. … Continue reading “Lord, so you think I can dance…”

Thank goodness for saltines, chocolate chips, wine, and butter


Thank goodness for sleeves of saltines. And bags of chocolate chips. And bottles of heart healthy red wine... and butter... because I'm just plain crabby and someone may still die this evening. I'm tired. The kids are crabby and tired. It's just been a long weekend. My husband gave a report about our trip to … Continue reading Thank goodness for saltines, chocolate chips, wine, and butter

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I just returned from acting as a chaperone for our teen's Nothing Retreat at Camp Neotez. The idea is for the teens to just have a very relaxing time out in nature with no pressures no requirements no schedules. It's a time for them to either refresh from a very busy summer or to renew … Continue reading Searching

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” Lewis Carroll


I walk with my sister from another mister Kelly 3 times a week at 5:30 a.m. She's absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see her each day. This morning we were talking about her son running for student council and the fact he's up against some pretty popular kid. He's aware of the competition but … Continue reading “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” Lewis Carroll