six word Fridays: Reason

It stands to reason this season there’s a little more to it than presents, vacation time, and decorations. Yes, fancy luminations brighten the night and those odd shaped surprises intrigue (bet you wonder what’s wrapped there) But I remember a time when Christmas included church prayers at midnight – – When we sat in our jammies In the soft lit sanctuary together, an elder thanking God for all requested, received, and even what’s denied. I wondered then, ‘Why praise Him ? ...more

This is six

Favorite color blue Favorite food fish sticks Favorite book Lightening McQueen Favorite TV show Spongebob Favorite team Falcons Favorite activity chess… uh, Hot Wheels… no, reading… ok, drawing pictures. Wears size 1 shoe, size 6 clothes Current School Grade One Favorite subject math Future career goal dump truck driver Quote“Mom, I’m hungry.” Favorite Song Everything is Awesome Favorite Movie Robots Clothing style mismatched socks Favorite sport to play football Favorite sport to watch football Favorite toy Lego ...more

Fifteen plus 6

Favorite color green Favorite food everything except for Mac & Cheese Favorite book Trip to Heissman Trophy Favorite TV show Modern Family Favorite team Team Rico Favorite activity other than football? to mess with Ri Current School Grade ten Favorite subject technical drawing Future career goal ball out (play football) Quote “Chill.” Favorite Song Rico’s Story Favorite Movie Gridiron Gang Clothing style jackets Favorite sport to play football Favorite sport to watch football Favorite past time sleep One wish: make everyone’s life peaceful ...more

I miss it

Last weekend I lamented seeing my sister in law. It wasn’t really about her. I just knew she’d be in that glow that pregnancy brings ....more

NaNoWriMo No.

Failed. Miserable would best describe the effort to write a vignette a day. I think I accomplished perhaps ten of the thirty ....more

Not-so-annual family photos

It’s an obligation if you’re in my family: you must take an annual photo. Call it preserving the changes in life, if you must. This year, though, we just could not coordinate fresh hair cuts, 100 percent attendance, and outfits before the temperature dropped ....more


I figured I’d skip posting the usual “here is our spread” and “here we are stuffing ourselves” photos and just share the ones from the morning ....more

NaNoWriMo #25 (Rambling to do)

Racing through my head are hundreds of disjointed thoughts. It’s like a to do list that needs prioritizing. Remember, teach your young son how to handle authority ASAP: Never run ....more

window haiku

Blue bricks surround me if I had a window here I’d watch life evolve — seasons shifting soon fallen leaves covered in snow white blanket hides all — then, I’m suspecting the bitter cold will subside as sprouting buds break — suddenly, color inviting escape outside enticing climate — heat quickly becomes pervasive, yet so welcome lazy freedom days (Written while in my classroom 11/18/2014) ** inspired by Mama’s Losin’ It Writing Workshop ...more