Writer, retail manager, loving & quirky wife, lying athlete, enthusiastic reader, skillful cook, doting yaya, wedding officiant, too truthful mom.
I am not funny but at times I can be situationally humorous. (No promises, though.)
Time To Color My World
Nine years old using periwinkle to outline a cloud. There's dark green for a pine tree and- Stop! I'm told I'm not allowed.
I'm not 100% positive I remember my mother. I think I might have a real memory, but I'm not sure. In my mind I'm on a bus, standing next to the driver, and looking down the stairwell. I see my mother: she's outside the bus and to the right of the open doors. There's a stroller tipped up onto the steps. She's looking up at me.
Can You See Me?
I am the book. You approach me certain sure that you can run your finger down my spine and pull me from the shelf sure of what you will find inside.
What Attracts Also Repels
The young man ducked his head and stared at his feet, hunching his shoulder up towards his ears. We had been given an assignment: state our name, if we were employed or at school, and one thing we appreciated about ourselves. He was stumped; just shook his head from side to side.
When I was a child, holidays were predictable. • Jacks and a miniature red ball in my Christmas stocking. There would also be a 'book' of Life-Savers. 10 rolls for each of us. We only ate 9- no one liked Butter Rum then.
I Can't Dance
The very earliest thing I wanted to be when I grew up was not a princess. Not a nurse. Not a mommy. I wanted to be a mermaid.
Flea Market Flip Me!
A not-guilty-at-all indulgence on Sundays is to watch-listen to a Flea Market Flip marathon while doing chores/cooking/laundry/and general putzing around.
Bringing Big Pete Home
“What do you mean ‘How’s Mom?’ She’s still dying Peter, that’s how she is.” Peter winced at his sister’s barking tone. He should have known better than to call Jessica. He never knew what to say to her, but he always knew it would be exactly wrong. Still, he had to try to make a connection with her; he needed to get someone from the family on his side.