Doesn’t anyone deliver coffee?

I have been completely distracted today. My brain can not grab on to any one thought for more than a few seconds. The first alarm went off around 5:15 this morning, followed by a series of drawer slams and flashes of light in the hallway. I pulled the covers over my head and hid, while … Continue reading Doesn’t anyone deliver coffee?

The dark truth about white lies

Telling a friend her outfit looks great when in your head you're dialing TLC's What Not to Wear and contemplating taking secret footage seems harmless. After all, a little white lie is just a diplomatic way of telling an untruth for the purpose of sparing someone's feelings? Right? Do we really always need to tell … Continue reading The dark truth about white lies

At 16 I didn’t really picture the future, maybe that was the problem.

My oldest daughter has been leaving reminders all over the house that she is old enough to take driver's education classes now. There are a couple of driving school coupons on my writing desk, a driving school's schedule on the kitchen counter and even a website bookmarked on my computer. She is eager and ready … Continue reading At 16 I didn’t really picture the future, maybe that was the problem.

Not all daughters turn into their mothers

My dad is a planner, a list maker, an organizer, a rule regulator and a contract creator. As a kid, I loathed the "family meetings", the inescapable discussions about curfews or "house rules", and the endless lectures if you broke any of those rules. I didn't just push the boundaries, I tried to re-draw them, … Continue reading Not all daughters turn into their mothers

Nothing to see here people. Move along, move along.

"STOP THE CAR! STOP THE CAR!" shouted The Hare from the backseat. I started to feel a little light-headed halfway through The Hare's dentist appointment. Her appointment was at nine, perfect for a breakfast date on the way home. She slept until just before we had to leave, but I had been up for a … Continue reading Nothing to see here people. Move along, move along.