I love being under water. The weightlessness. All sounds fade away. My entire body is being touched all at once by the softness of the water. It’s such a strange feeling because when you are fully submerged, you don’t feel wet. It’s just comfort, like a warm cozy blanket. The few seconds of time that … More Silence
The Secret Of Life. This short little video above is about life, but instead, it really made me think about death. As a young child I had an abnormal fear of death. I remember several occasions when I was very young, laying awake at night in a layer of sweat worrying about dying. These episodes … More How are you going to go out?
As a young child and into my teens, I consistently wrote letters to my grandmother. She lived a few states away and our families only came together for Christmas and summer vacation, but we were always communicating. Writing thank you notes and life updates to her were never a chore. When I think of writing … More A life in letters.
My son had an interesting day at school yesterday. He told me he learned that marriages have a higher percentage of being happy when the woman stays at home and the man goes to work. They are happier because they each have defined roles and this causes less arguing. Having a defined person in charge … More Resurrecting the stay-at-home mom? (A Lost Art, Writing Challenge)
Look Up The above link is to a YouTube video that I really want to share with those that have not already seen it. It’s about social media and how there’s really nothing social about it. It’s quick and painless and worth every second! My teenage son is normally quite the homebody and pretty shy. … More Who are you living for?
I have two specific memories of a pivotal time during my childhood. I grew up in a home where we had home cooked meals every night. This was normal back in my day. We never had pop, sugared cereals, white bread, or the typical junk food. This was a time before fast food restaurants lined … More She came home with Froot Loops
My sons are Boy Scouts. Actually, I am proud to say, my oldest just became an Eagle Scout. One of the scout principles is, “Leave no trace.” They are taught how to minimize damage to an area when camping and basically, how to leave everything as they found it. When I heard this principle recently, … More Leave no trace behind?
As I begin my reflection on my first divorce, my first thoughts go to my childhood. This is what created my personality to some extent, right? How I learned to see myself and life determined how I came to everything. I can get very metaphysical here, such as, I chose my next life to be … More In the beginning…
As I contemplate the thought of another divorce (sadly, I do say that with a tinge of embarrassment, like I am somehow a bad person…but that’s another post), I worry about how my husband will treat me and my children if we are no longer together. I worry because my first husband (my decision to … More Pet Peeve – Divorced parents who can’t get along!