I have mentioned before that the Supergirl would like to have a Chinese sibling because she would like to learn how to speak Chinese.What I haven't mentioned is that she has a strange fascination with all Asian people. Actually,this obsession is almost to the point of being racist. And I am not really sure where it has come from.It's been going on for awhile now....more
In light of the incredible vision that motherhood has given me, I would like to address this post to my mother.Dear Mommy,I am SO, SO, SO very sorry. I am sorry for every whine when you would try to brush my hair. I am sorry for every time I spit out something that you had made for me to eat. I am sorry for any public meltdowns that you may have had to endure (although, obviously, I DO not remember EVER acting that way, really, that could totally have been my sister, your memory might be slipping...)...more
I like to think that I am an authentic person. And in most ways, in most situations, that is accurate. I am the same person when I am being a secretary as I am when I am working in a parts house as I am when I am being a wife and a mother. With me, what you see is what you get. For better or worse....more
Gather 'round kiddies, it's story time.A long, long time ago, there was a moderately attractive naive young girl named Heather. **This was a really long time ago, like 1996. Back then, you could fill up a gas tank for less than 20 dollars. In fact, according to the journal that she kept from back then, $20 was her allowance after bills each week for food, sodas, gas - everything. For a week. One whole week. 7 friggin' days. It's amazing I know....more
Does anyone know how many chickens and goats are involved with marrying off your daughter these days? I mean the Supergirl is only 4, but I feel like if I am gonna have enough livestock to truly do her would-be suitor justice someday, I am going to need a pretty handsome flock.
Currently, we have one cat, one fish, and 6 chickens. I think that I should wait on the goats for the time being as I am certain that the Land Baron would not truly appreciate the necessity of the collection of livestock.
The thunder jolted the little girl from her sleep.She lay in her bed, slightly disoriented by the stillness and darkness of her room. She listened for the telltale signs of home – the tinkle of the cat’s bell, the sound of dogs barking in the distance.Nothing.Her voice crackled with a dry stickiness as she cried out a soft, “Momma?”...more
She was so happy to be a mother, finally. She is one of those women that just is a mother. Even before she had children, she was a mother. Her baby died. At school, during naptime. She just fell asleep and never woke up. And my heart aches for her, for the owners of the preschool, for the teachers that were in the room with her. But the anger that I feel about the unfairness of this situation (for everyone involved), is less than what I am feeling for the unrelenting, hate mongers who commented on the news story: Women that choose to work, are choosing this for their children....more
The last four months have been a disaster to our marriage and what you may not have realized is that by Friday of last week, I was done. I was ready to throw in the towel, admit defeat, and walk away from 18 years of my life. I could not take another moment of this marriage, of this husband, of life the way that it was....more
I don't belong.Maybe I never have.I look at this world through my window, shut out from real contact, real intimacy, anything real. I don't like to be touched. It bothers me, when people think they can just touch you for no reason, rub your back, grab your arm. They have no idea how jolting, how harming that little touch can be. There are times that I have to even step away from the kid, because she is being too touchy, there is too much going on, my senses are in overload....more
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