"Mrs. Smythe, do you know what my favorite flower is?" I smiled at Andy, "Hmm, I don't!"...more

Sometimes life hurts a lot more than death.

I’m having a hard time today coming up with a way to express how my heart is broken. But I’m going to try. Last Saturday my darling 22 year old niece gave birth to a beautiful baby boy....more

This is the man we should all be learning from....

I was sitting at my kitchen table tonight working on lesson plans for the week. I like to work with the television on because for SOME crazy reason I am used to background noise....more

Vodkamom's NEW adventures.....and this time they're happy ones....

I’m 56 years old, and I have finally discovered what a “grown-up” relationship really looks like....more

I'm just sayin'.....


I guess the bird has to fly away when she's good and ready. (aka Bitchy's big journey is just beginning...)

So Bitchy has been an incredibly responsible woman as of late. She graduated from Oregon State two years ago with a B.S. in Nutrition and has been working as a Nutritionist for a year for the governmental WIC program....more

Just Shut Up and Hold the Lamp....(aka I'm buying my own Mayflower Truck)

It’s been a summer of amazing adventures I’ll give you that....more

Sometimes a dragon wakes up all on his own. (And that's a @*#&@^ tragedy.)

It’s easy sometimes to fool myself into thinking that all is well in the world. It’s easy to go about my daily life without a care in the world. It’s easy for all of us to fall into that comfortable routine that keeps us warm in our little cottages, that keeps us wrapped in a bubble of distraction and allows us to forget, even for a little, that life has a crazy way of bringing us to our knees ....more

Humpty Dumpty could have used someone who loved him.

I’ve moved…again. For the fourth time in five years I’ve moved, and frankly I’m disausted. The glorious thing about this particular move (if moving can be glorious at ALL) is that this time I am unpacking the boxes that have been packed up for a WHOLE year ....more

A b*&%^ by any other name should STILL a b*&%^.

Remember back in the day when Bitchy was really bitchy? Surely SOME of you out there remember those days? You know, when she piled her Christmas presents outside her door and insisted in a VERY loud voice that I return them ALL....more