Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Mom’s Potato Salad

In the past, I’ve mentioned staples at our holiday family gatherings: Frog Eye Salad, Bundt Pan Rolls, etc.  There are some food items which are expected at each holiday.  If one of them doesn’t appear, the holiday is slightly less bright. For some reason, a few holidays ago, my mother started bringing her potato salad. …

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Motherhood: Dying or Evolving?

It recently came to my attention that the examples of mothers (who have their own littles) that are currently in my life is very different from what it used to be. I think about when my mom was young.  Moms used to have a snack on the table, ready to help with homework when the …

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Basilisk Silk

“Uncle, do you have some gum?” I asked when he arrived. “Of course.  You know where it is,” he replied in his gruff way. Knowing his truck would be unlocked, I went out to where it was parked, opened the passenger door, and sat myself on the seat.  After opening the glove compartment, I started …

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Being Creative

Mr. C and I used a portion of yesterday to decorate Easter eggs yesterday.  There were no children with us, we have no set purpose for decorated eggs.  We did it just to be creative. The thing is, I found it really difficult.  I’m great at coming up with stories – I don’t remember ever suffering from …

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Going Agro on a Book

Okay – confession time.  I don’t buy books.  Well, I guess I should clarify that.  I never spend more than a dollar for a book.  I buy them used from the library.  Here I am, an author, hoping that someday people will buy my books at full price, yet I never spend more than a …

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Puppy Love

Puppy update time.  Since these are my first puppies ever, I’m experiencing entirely new things, and I’m loving many of them. I love the heavy thuds made by their paws on the ground as they chase each other in hot pursuit, ears flapping, muzzles beaming with joy.  For some reason, that sound just makes me …

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Abuser

Those who have been following me for a while know that I am a survivor of abuse.  Again and again, the topic comes up in my life.  The thing which I feel isn’t known well enough is what abuse looks like when there are no broken bones, no black eyes, and no split lips.  There …

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No Politics Here

Okay.  If you’re on social media, I’m sure you’re just as tired of all of the political stuff as I am.  Or, maybe you’re not.  Maybe you thrive on it.  I, for one, am over it. I mean, what’s the point of all of the trash talking?  It seems kinda pointless to me.  Why would …

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Married at First Sight

I don’t have a whole lot of guilty pleasures, and the ones I do have I’m not too embarrassed to admit to.  Like, I can proudly brag that I’ve never seen even a portion of an episode of Jersey Shore. Last year, I was totally hooked on “Married at First Sight.”  This year, I was …

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