Here’s a confession: Since Halloween, every waking moment when I haven’t been reading or working or faking that I’m an adult capable of handling my responsibilities, I have been watching Hallmark Christmas movies. I was on iTunes shopping towards the end of October, and there was a package of 10 of them for $19.99 which … Continue reading Hallmark Movies and Honest Prayers
I cried in front of my kids this week. It might not seem like a big deal to you, but it’s a big deal to me on a couple of different levels. First, I remember about 10 months ago going to talk to a friend about how trapped I felt in my grief over losing … Continue reading I Cried in Front of My Kids This Week
I am a lover of words. Some people read to learn, or they listen to music to enjoy the beat, or they have long conversations just to hear themselves talk. That is not me. Words are thrown around with so much carelessness, but they aren’t just sounds strung together. They mean something. They carry weight. … Continue reading Say What You Mean
I did that thing you’re not supposed to do. I let myself believe the lie that I was going to Target for one thing: a birthday gift. OK, two things if I’m being honest. I was buying a gift card and I could have gotten that at Walgreens, but I wanted to get the new … Continue reading “I only need one thing in Target,” and other lies I tell myself
I love fall. I mean, of course I love the summer because I’m a Jeep owner who wishes she were a mermaid, and I love the winter because Christmas, and I love spring because back to Jeep owner, but I think fall is my solid favorite. Especially days like today. Here in my little corner … Continue reading It feels like fall: Movie Edition
I’m listening to this audiobook by Sophie Hudson called “A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet” and it’s all about how she grew up in Mississippi, her experiences with her family, the spiritual things she learned along the way. But it’s so funny, and for me at least, so relatable. She talks about these southern … Continue reading Southern Weddings and Funerals
If you ever want to know how to torture a mom, all you really have to do is ask her one question: What’s for dinner? This has been the question to cause more arguments in my marriage than almost anything else. More than how much I spend on Kindle books every month, more than how … Continue reading Spaghetti Night
Yesterday I was checking in with my sister, showing off the extensive personal protective equipment I’m now wearing at work (for which I am very thankful). Every day I go to work in a t-shirt with a funny saying on it and some jeans, then change into scrubs, put on the dedicated pair of shoes … Continue reading Jesus can spell…..
Today I'm trying something new. It's a guest post from my sister, who I am insanely proud of. Happy Saturday! There is just something about the right lip stick that makes a girl go “ahh”. It’s a science really, picking out the right color. For us pale girls it’s a little more difficult. You can’t … Continue reading Pandemic or not, wear your lipstick
Does anyone else feel like we are waking up every day living the same day over and over again? Every day this week I have woken up with a sense of dread, with some fear hanging over my head It’s like the movie “Groundhog Day.” The alarm goes off, and here we go again. I … Continue reading Can I just have my old problems back?