Simple Needs

I have simple needs. Sleep, food, diet Coke, the Handy Man. These are basic needs in my life ....more

Own It.

If someone asked me if I was a good cook, I would answer quickly, without hesitation. (I might even puff out my chest a bit.) “Heck, yeah, I am.”I have no problem admitting that. None ....more

Pushing at the Darkness

(I originally wrote this two years ago. But, the message is still true- the light is on its way.)Darkness terrified me. ...more

A Rare Morning

Shhhh.My house is empty. It's so quiet. I am all alone.If I'm dreaming, please don't wake me.I'm not dreaming ....more

To Myself as a New Bride

23 years ago I woke on a sunny December morning, butterflies abounding. Wedding day. Is there any more thrilling day in the life? ...more


I hate daylight savings time.Forget the 'extra hour of sleep'--I can get that on a lazy Sunday afternoon while my kids watch Nickelodeon. Daylight savings is a sleep schedule ruiner. It throws all of us off, and sleep schedules are important.You learn this from the moment you have children ....more

Time Keeps Ticking

My dad had back surgery last week....more

Happy Awareness Month

It's October baby! You know what that means, right? Yep, it's Apple Jack Month ....more

48 is Great!

I had a birthday last week. The big 48. Depending where you are in your life, that number may seem big or small ....more

Writing Challenge- Enchanted Forest

One of the women in my writing group has been giving us daily writing prompts with the challenge to write for 10 minutes on that prompt. This is a great exercise to get your writing juices flowing and I love the way the story unfolds as you write. Also ten minutes is not much time ....more