Because You Can

Death affects everyone so differently. Some people cry uncontrollably. Some people shut down. And some people just get on with things. I think I get on with things... I'm a bit angrier than usual, but I'm getting on with things. Because I still have to be a mother. I still have to feed the kids. … Continue reading Because You Can

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Misplaced

It's been almost three months. Three months since our lives stopped being what they were and abruptly switched to a bad made-for-tv movie. There is a draginess to things now. A deep underlying sorrow. I do manage to get things done. I manage my kids' schedules and I manage the farm and I have even … Continue reading Misplaced

Becoming A Teen

Our baby became a teenager on Sunday. Every parent goes through the same grieving process when their child is no longer a tot.  Where is that cherub-faced, sweet-smelling, chubby-armed baby?  She was just here sitting on my lap last week drooling onto my arm, right? Teens are a whole other entity...an emerging presence who has … Continue reading Becoming A Teen

I Don’t Get It

I know you have been wondering about things that happen to me that I just don't get. I don't understand many things about life. Ignorance is my middle name and I'm not afraid to spell it out... I Am Dumb For instance...how does the cellular telephone work? Texting...calls...what is happening?!?! I've been boggled by television … Continue reading I Don’t Get It

First Week Of 2018 Review

The first week of the new year, 2018, has already come and gone. Days are still cold and the nights even colder. In Illinois, we are used to the cold blowing across the prairie, causing the snow to drift into largish mountains of white.  Blocking the view, hampering the walk to the mailbox. We haven't … Continue reading First Week Of 2018 Review

Remembering That Everyday Is A Gift

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was warm, yet breezy, and today is cold and mucho breezy. It's flat-out windy. And I remember why I so dislike winter. I mean, give me a crisp winter day where the air is still and there's a few inches of nice compact snow. The sun is shining … Continue reading Remembering That Everyday Is A Gift