Things I hope my kids are learning from me

Yesterday was a special day to my parents. It was the anniversary of their first date. Maybe this is not an official holiday, but every year on that day, my dad would send my mom yellow roses, or they would have a special dinner or just spend some time together. This was the very firstContinue reading “Things I hope my kids are learning from me”

What is your favorite memory?

Yesterday Benjamin Button asked me a question. “Mom,” he says, “What is your favorite memory?” I was, for once, at a loss for words. It was a big question. What would I pick? The day I got married? The birth of each child? The first time I ever tasted coffee? I was stumped. He doesn’tContinue reading “What is your favorite memory?”

Life, Death, and Cherry Lemon Sun Drop

The last ten days has been very strange. It’s a waiting game. It was about then that my dad sent a text message to Helen Keller, John Wayne, Uncle Jesse, and Mamaw that said he is number one on the transplant list for his blood type. You would think we would be happy to hearContinue reading “Life, Death, and Cherry Lemon Sun Drop”

Impulse buying and Steve Guttenberg

I love shopping. Any kind of shopping. But impulse buying is probably my favorite. You know, those days when you go to the store and you don’t really need anything but you find something perfect that you weren’t expecting? That’s the feeling I get when I go in the hospital gift shop. There are soContinue reading “Impulse buying and Steve Guttenberg”

Mary Ann is the big 1-0!

Today is Mary Ann’s birthday. Ten years ago today, at 9 in the morning, I was laying in a hospital bed trying not to hyperventilate as I silently dreaded the spinal anesthesia and thought about how hungry I was.  Actually, I thought about that most of my pregnancy. From the second I found out IContinue reading “Mary Ann is the big 1-0!”

Cleaning out the office or treasure hunt?

For the longest time, my office upstairs has been the unofficial catch-all for things that don’t have a set spot in the house. To get things out of sight and out of mind, if something needs put away, it just gets stuck in the pile. Today, since I had the day off, a friend cameContinue reading “Cleaning out the office or treasure hunt?”