Life & Whatnot, Random Observations, Sunday Reflections

What Are You Waiting For?

Not long ago, I ran across a really nice set of calligraphy markers and thought Holy cow, I still have these? Cool! I'll use them now. I was so excited that I'd found these amazing markers and was totally stoked to use them. Recent events have reminded me that life is short, so I was grinning from… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?

Life & Whatnot, My Family, Random Observations, The Mom Part


Death is ugly no matter how it's delivered. And the entire notion of  "death with dignity" completely baffles me. I can find nothing dignified about it. It's awful. It's tragic. And it hurts like hell. Death is totally FUBAR regardless of its setting, reasons, or duration. Even martyrdom and the noblest of sacrifices are hideous and… Continue reading iDeath

Blogging, Direct Selling Advice, My Avon Team, Random Observations, The Mom Part

Achieve Your Dreams in 2016

Part Two: Dream SMARTly So, as odd as it may sound, dreams are really goals and ambitions. And, dreams are just as important in giving meaning to your daily tasks as they are when looking ahead to what you hope to accomplish in the future. Read that again. This is important stuff here. It bears taking seriously,… Continue reading Achieve Your Dreams in 2016

Random Observations, The Lit Lover Part, The Mom Part

Oh Life! I Have Much to Say!

Living in the midst of a truly craptastic period of our lives right now, my family holds together. Actually, the past two and a half years have been a wacky and wearisome roller coaster ride, but we continue to weather the storm with as much optimism as is humanly possible. Not long ago, I had a dear, dear… Continue reading Oh Life! I Have Much to Say!

My Family, The Mom Part

Meet the Spice of My Life and How We Almost Weren’t

Opposites (Near-fatally) Attract That handsome man pictured with me above is my lawfully wedded spice. He is the love of my life. In fact, I adore him most of the time. We met in the way, way back and were as different as two people could possibly be. Our love of philosophy is what brought us… Continue reading Meet the Spice of My Life and How We Almost Weren’t