DD – Goodbye Nanny C

Dear Diary, My grandmother, Nanny C, passed away last night. She went to bed for the night and never woke up. The best way to go if you ask me. I’ve been sitting here thinking about her for the past few¬†hours. She was a force of nature that woman....

He Would Be 23

We’ve all had losses in our lives that we couldn’t imagine ever getting over. When you are young that first heartbreak feels like your world is going to end. I remember crying my eyes out when my first love and I broke up. I thought I’d never get over...

Picture Day

Today is picture day! My son will have his school picture taken for the very first time. Even though I dressed him and walked him into the classroom this morning, I am anxious about how the pictures will turn out, for a few reasons… He’s a boy. Yes I...

When The Parental Unit Visits

So, my mother has been here two and a half weeks with another two weeks to go. I knew she was coming for a visit but had no idea she was staying with me until after she had arrived. I thought she was going to be staying at the...

My 90 Year Old Grandma

My grandmother is in the hospital. I have been told it isn’t serious but come on now, at ninety years old just about anything can become serious. She apparently mixed up her medications and had some kind of reaction. She is ninety and lives alone. Your first thought is...

Children of the Street

crying children alone in the world abandoned unwanted in need of love affection a safe and stable home enduring starving days restless nights roaming the streets in search of food shelter quickly learning how to survive how to protect themselves they are lost souls often forgotten all alone fending...

Today’s Rant

I’ve been sitting here for hours trying to write something, anything, that makes sense. There are 20-something pieces in my drafts folder that need finishing, and I have ideas of what I want to do with them, but nothing is working. It’s my mood. I don’t feel great. Not...

Wedding Speech

Looks like I will be working on that internal scar. I agreed to give a speech at my brothers wedding in May. He asked, I said yes, and then I realised what the heck I had just agreed to. Can’t back out now, not on my brother. Funny thing,...