The EYES Have It

I am at the optometrist's office. It's the fancy-pants office. They have expensive carpet and a flagstone accent wall behind the mounted tv that is tuned to the Food Network. Finally! Medical professionals who know that food makes more people happy than the usual CNN vs FOX wars. Anyway, I have a freckle on my…

Your Feelings Are YOUR Responsibility

So, someone I love dearly has been manipulated for a couple of years by a woman who he is attracted to. She has broken his heart and hurt his feelings more times than I can count. A few months ago, just as he was about to give her a birthday gift he had purchased weeks…

2020 Wrap-Up

The year 2020 has been the longest four years of my life. We've had to deal with the CORONA-19 virus and over 330,000 deaths it has caused in the United State (over 1.4 million worldwide,) the politicization of said virus, continued killing of African-American citizens by police, the politicization of this very real and dangerous…

When I was Ten…

...I was in the 6th grade in Weierhof, Germany. I was the youngest in my class because I'd skipped first grade. My teacher was Mrs. Smith. She wore her hair very short and had big glasses and wore brightly colored polyester pants suits with lovely print scarves around her neck and hot pink lipstick. She…

Phase 2: Complete.

So I completed my radiation therapy a week ago tomorrow. Thank God. I didn't think my skin could handle much more. I have been piling on the silver sulfadiazine creme to help the burn heal faster and to alleviate the pain. It's starting to peel now, like a bad sunburn from wearing only the right…

I Can Do This.

Every two hours like clockwork I wake up to pee. Weirdly, I have to have a sip of water before I get out of bed and race to the bathroom in a frantic duck-walk or I won't be able to blow my nose. Dehydration sucks. It started when I crossed that line into "borderline diabetes"…

Welcome, Fall…But These Hotflashes!

Dude! I am actually wearing a sweater today. (A jumper for you British readers.) It's bright red and knit with acrylic yarn and it was a gift from my bonus mom. (She likes me to wear bright colors and thinks I wear too much black. It matches perfectly with my black scarf with the red…

The C-Word

Being a SAHM is really not just about playing with your small children, looking up fabulous recipes on Pinterest, and sweeping up Cheerios from under the couch. While I have done all of the above as a SAHM, I'm telling you that it's truly a juggling act of many full-time jobs rolled into one with…

Ten Years is Not Enough

Last week the former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced to ten years in prison for the murder of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean, when she went into his apartment, allegedly thinking it was her own, and shot him dead on his couch while he was eating ice cream. The initial conviction ten days…

Lazy Daze

I have fallen into a rut it. Or so it would seem. I haven't written anything in well over a month. I wish that I could say it was because I've been busy with NaNoWriMo and that I'm almost finished with my novel. That would be an outright lie. (Although I did start working on…