I'm a lake girl. I was raised on these magnificent Great Lakes. The sound of the boats and the wooden clanking of the docks makes me feel at peace.

Mercury is my son. That's not his real name. I mean, it is his real name but it's not his first name so that ought to make you all feel better. I'm a single mom with the most delightful and difficult child I've ever known. He owns my heart.


I cannot take credit for this act of kindness, but what a brilliant thought....more
@ddaniels love that!!more

The Pajama Parable

So yesterday was pajama day for Camden. I had told him that we would buy him a fresh new pair for the event. I picked him up from school, and headed to the store in pursuit of the pj's. On the way, he requested two pairs instead of just one. My immediate feelings were along the lines of exasperation. Camden is famous for wanting and begging for things, and I don't think he's quite grasped what it's like to be appreciative for the things he already has. So when he requested pajamas x 2, I started to protest immediately. But then he told me why....more
@Darcie thank you! blessings :)more