Something Else

  I didn’t mean to hurt you. That time I said he was my favorite. Brother. It’s not that   What I meant was  Well, you’re different. You’re something else.            I will give you this: you never came at me with stealth, a certain anarchy oozing from your pores. And not once did you approach me hands choke hold ready and cheeks stoplight red but forging through anyway. You were different. A low tide. Quiet, steady....more

I'm still surprised...

So before I logged off the computer for the night, I checked my e-mail.  #1 had sent me a prayer and a "hey how's it going" email and I'd filled her (kind of) on the events of the last two weeks.  And I got a reply back - "keeping...prayers said."  And that brought me to tears.  And I have no idea why, other than it's evidence that she cares, which is all I've wanted to know. Beginning to wonder if my being "sensitive" and easily getting choked up has anything to do with waning levels of seroquel.  That being said, I'll say good night and go take my meds.&nb...more

Baby Bump

I am excited to share some snapshots I took of my sister and brother in law (and their 4 legged daughter, Athena). Baby E arrives in two months from TODAY!! ...more


 @KarenLynnn  We don't talk much Karen....but we always know we are there. Thanks, my friend.more

365 Days of Blessings – Day 93 – Time Spent with my Sister and Niece

I am thankful for time spent with my sister and nieceI headed over to my sister’s today (the author of the blog Good Grief Guru – if you haven’t checked it out make sure you don’t let today go by without clicking on over there!).  We spent the time just visiting, watching our daughters quarrel play together, and just puttering around....more

My Sister is Taking Advantage of Our Parents!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My older sister has 3 children. Her husband works out of town on various construction projects and is home only 3-4 times a year. When the economy turned sour, they unfortunately lost their home and moved in with my parents. This provided the kids with 24/7 access to my parents and they happily stepped in to take even more of the burden off my sister. My problem is this: since moving in with them over a year ago, my parents STILL take care of the kids once a week so my sister can have a night alone. But now she also expects them to watch the kids at a moment's notice so she can go to the store, get her nails done, or go to the gym....more
Sorry, but you are way off base. You should have stopped your advice with the suggestion she ...more

It's like Marie, but with a "T"

My sister and I have a deal. If she is ever comatose, I promise to go the the  hospital at least every other day to pluck her chin hairs.  She promises the same for me.  Tarie (her nickname due to our brothers inability as a child to say "Marie") and I are in our 50s.  Together, we're getting age spots and crows feet and moustaches....more
@HomeRearedChef It's such a hit to our self-esteem when we get involved with lousy men that ...more

Day 19, Cousin Coming to Town!

“Cousins are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”--Ed CunninghamI'm gearing up for my cousin's visit. It's been 4 years! She's like a sister and we'll have 8 days to celebrate!

Sisterly Love

Katie was five when I found out I was pregnant with our second child. She had wanted a sibling for so long, and when we found out the baby was going to be another girl, we were all elated. Especially Katie. I had always wanted a sister; the bond between sisters is unbreakable. They would be best friends, I was sure.And then Julia was born....more

Playing Favorites

I follow Mom out to our car.  When we're both in and buckled, she glances at me in the rearview mirror.           “We’re not going to stay long,” she says. “Maybe five minutes. He’s bound to be exhausted.”            I nod, blow on the window, and draw a smiley face in the condensation. Then I sit back and consider how the five minute visit might play out.             I want to show him how much I love him....more
Let me ask him. I'm really not sure. Took us a long time to get around to being close (as adults).more