Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Yep... This.

 Bob Marley is credited with these words... Possibly incorrectly, but I don't care. They feel good.

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I thought I was happy.
I was wrong.
Because today I am truly happy,
As I will be tomorrow
And the day after...
Each day,
Growing stronger
The feelings I have for you,
Making the day before

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hello Love, It's Been A While...

Daydreams, goose bumps, butterflies,
sighs and secret smiles
Oh, how I have missed you all

Friday, October 19, 2012


Because he's he's like a decade younger than me, that's why... And he's smokin' hot. I've got a better chance with the gay guy I propositioned at the PTA meeting last night.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

So I had a couple of extra minutes this morning, and I told JJ that my first birthday wish today was to snuggle in my favorite chair with my baby. Most awesome offspring that he is, he crawled up onto my lap and let me rock with him for a few minutes.

..... ..... .....

Tonight, after everything died down, I told JJ that I had one last birthday wish. "We're going to snuggle in the chair again, aren't we?" he asked.

"Of course," I told him.

"Let me get my blankie..." he sighed.

So, for the second glorious time today, I got to rock with the most amazing kid on the planet. And a short while later, as I carried my sleeping boy up to bed, I realized he granted another wish I hadn't even made.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Prepare to fight!

JJ has an ever-growing collection of fascinating little characters called Skylanders. I won't bore you (or me) with the back story... Suffice to say, they are a brilliant marketing ploy designed to get the exasperated parents of persistent children to fork over large sums of cash in exchange for pieces of plastic that require even more expensive pieces of plastic in order to work. So JJ has about ten of these little buggers... And tonight, as I was preparing dinner, at my darling son's direction, they staged a war against me.

Carefully, JJ brought his box of Skylanders from the den to the kitchen doorway. One by one, he gently and lovingly removed each figure from its cardboard home, greeted it by name, and placed it on the floor facing me. Once everyone was in place, JJ moved the box to the side, and pointing at me, declared, "There she is, gentlemen... the enemy. You will take her down in three, two..."

Quickly, I interrupted, "But if I am fighting your army of Skylanders, who will take our delicious pizza out of this very hot oven?"

With wide eyes and a look of outright panic, the Skylanders' once fearless leader jumped to action and ordered, "EVERYBODY BACK IN THE BOX!"

Friday, May 6, 2011

Like the old joke... but different.

JJ: Mom, it hurts when I do this.

Me: So, don't do that.

JJ: Why?

Me: Because it hurts.

JJ: Oh... Okay.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


“When you have come to the edge of all light that you have known and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or you will be taught how to fly.”

- Patrick Overton

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You learn something new every day...

A little dinner history lesson from JJ:

"The pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower. They had to pee off of the boat because there were no potties... And they ate a lot of biscuits because that was all there was to eat."

Sometimes I Just Feel Alone

There is a difference
Between being by yourself
And being alone

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sometimes I Don't Think At All

When I run away
You can probably catch me
If you just give chase

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Favorite Time Of the Year

Days are getting short.
There's a slight chill in the air.
It's time for sweatshirts!