Mom, sister, teacher, student, writer. I love to touch on all areas as I like to expose myself to new things. My goal is to use my experience to entertain and educate.
Tom and the Magical Journey
Every night at midnight, the clouds came out to dance with the blushing sky. It was a beautiful sight. Sonya loved to come outside when everyone else was asleep and just look up at the marvelous scene before her. Tonight was no different. She laid a blanket on the ground and lay on top of it. All was silent, nothing but her thoughts kept her company.
How I Finally Bought A New Car
I have been thinking about getting a new car for the past couple of years. My last car was a 2007 Chevy Impala. My dad gave it to me right after my youngest was born. It had been through a lot over the years. It had been through several tornadoes, hit a mailbox, was hit by a couple of vehicles, and got stuck in a couple of small ditches. By the end of its life, I had to tape the windows and glove compartments together, the seats were coming apart, and the seat belt was useless. So at some point I decided, it was time to get a new one.
Finding a Solution
The past couple of years have been a crazy time for the U.S. Every time I look at my phone, I see some huge news story of something new. Between Covid, the war in Ukraine, and the current state of our economy, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Since then, there has been an alarming increase in people suffering from depression and suicides. But along with that, crimes and shootings have also increased at alarming rates, leaving the rest of us wondering just how much is going to be enough.
Being Scammed in the 21st Century
Scamming has been around for centuries. There have always been people who looked to take advantage of people to make a monetary gain. For years, scammers would make phone calls or send letters to potential victims to get them to invest their money in some kind of venture that would end up milking their bank accounts dry. Recently however, there has been a new tool that scammers have begun using as a way to con people: the internet. Although the internet can be a way for people to be conned, if used properly, it can be used to teach people how to avoid devastation.
Naomi Judd 1946-2022
Growing up, I never considered myself a Country Music fan. I was a rebel, listening to the Beatles and Aerosmith while my grandparents were listening to Patsy Cline and the Oak Ridge Boys. Most of the time, I would beg my grandmother to let me change the channel when she would watch them on tv. However, when Saturday night arrived, I knew the tv would be glued to one thing, the Grand Ole Opry. Whenever it was on, I would quickly gulp down my dinner so that I could get away from it.
To Mampau With Love
Dear Mampau, As another Mother’s Day passes, I look back on the way things once were. I think back on the times that we had, and I think of how it is now that I am a mother myself. Despite how things have changed, some things stay the same. Now and then I find myself tearing up as I think of what life would be like if you were still here.
My 2022 Resolution
I think we all can agree that 2021 has been a year of ups and downs. It certainly has been for me. It started out with a bang as the world was still trying to come back from the previous year. Then suddenly, I had another blow, when my mother passed. Granted, we never had your traditional mother/daughter relationship, but her loss still hit me hard. I was reminded that eventually death come to us all. I felt as though I was now at the top of the list. As I turned thirty-five, I felt old. I know realistically, that’s not really that old. I was falling into a dark place that I knew that I had to come out of.