Wordless Wednesday

Happy birthday (+/-), Blue! ...more

Inspiration Sunday

Image source Throw me a vote on Top Mommy Blogs? You know the drill by now. Just click the juggling chick and you've voted ....more

One of Life's Many Mysteries

Why is it that I blow on my coffee to cool it down, but I blow on my fire to heat it up??? Throw me a vote on Top Mommy Blogs? You know the drill by now ....more

Farm Friday: Mystery Tracks

Mystery tracks in the snow.What could they be? Mystery solved. Sure ....more

Coming Clean

I miss writing.I miss writing for what it gives me.I miss it for allowing me to bond with others and make them laugh, and to provide help sometimes.I miss it for "talking" to the folks who stop in to read.Looking back, I've only posted very sporadically on this blog in the last couple of years, and I've submitted next to nothing to other publications.I did go back to work part time around the time my writing slowed down, but I'd be lying if I said that was the reason.Truth is, life just got friggin' HARD.And although I'd never shied away from writing about the stressful things in my life, there seemed to be a shift. ...more

Inspiration Sunday

To all my fellow Trauma Mamas, or Mamas raising kids with "invisible" diseases like Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, etc, etc, etc, know that I understand your pain. ...more

Metaphorically Speaking

To all those concerned about me from my previous post (Wake Up),don't worry.I was speaking metaphorically.My new day is my new year.All the chaotic things that have comprised my life the last couple of years are behind me now, like a dream.I am waking up to the dawn of a new era.2015 will be The Age of Anne.Look out world! Throw me a vote on Top Mommy Blogs? You know the drill by now ....more

Wake Up.

It's morning.Out my window, the sky is shining.I stretch, I yawn, I rub sleep from my half-mast eyes.My dreams linger.Awful things.policehospitalscourtroomtearsragesbloodemptinesslonelinessself-pityquestioningclosed doorsIt's morning.The dream fades.I leave my bed, and I start my day. Throw me a vote on Top Mommy Blogs? You know the drill by now ....more


About a month and a half ago, I wrote about the passing of my stepfather, Bob.Shortly before Bob died, I told my Mom I would take their dog Scooby. ...more


There was a time my world turned upside down.I had many questions.I had few answers.I was by turns alone, worried, not good enough.I was just a girl.And then a man walked into this unsteady world of mine.He was a big solid man with a mustache and a pipe.He could build things.He could fix things.With magic, he could turn docks twisted and deformed from the ice of the bay into things straight and true.Though he was in my world, he was also not. ...more