breaking

I have seen my father break. Crushed under the weight of the illness and death of his own father when I was a teenager. Then again when cancer took his mother and only brother within mere weeks of each other. I know what it looks like when my father breaks. And there is no shame... Continue Reading →

Summertime

Here we are, in the throes of summer. It's been a whirlwind so far. Austin with our friends was fantastic and I should share pics but I always say that and then never do it. Bad bad blogger. I had a solo work trip to the ATL which was alright as far as work trips... Continue Reading →

29 and holding. Plus 10.

So, I turned 39 today. I'm trying to feel positive about this and embrace the moment and all that jazz, but Ima keep it real and just say that it kind of sucks. I have a case of the birthday blues and feel pretty stupid and petty about it. And if anyone says "its better... Continue Reading →

Family Hike Saturday

I deemed today "family day" and made the proclamation that we were all going for a hike and a picnic. Momma had spoken and there would be no arguing. And so, we took off to a local park that I didn't even know HAD hiking trails until an acquaintance enlightened me. As this was a... Continue Reading →

yeah, its been a minute…

...but people keep dying and getting sick on me. Since my last post two more grandmothers have passed, this time on The Accountant's side, and also within a few days of each other. Its been sad and exhausting. Four deaths within less than three months...too much. Kiddo has been sick with a stomach virus, then... Continue Reading →

the ‘rents and a walk

Besides the race this weekend, my parents spent Friday-Sunday with us and it was a great visit. Kiddo probably bugged them to death but I don't think they minded too much. She had Papa on bicycles and swings and various playground equipment, Grandma read her stories and watched some questionable dance moves, plus a trip... Continue Reading →

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Just a quick check in as its been a few days since I've posted. My grandmother passed away a few days ago so its been a difficult week. A difficult couple of weeks actually. I want to post about her. Soon. Besides attending funerals, life is also otherwise busy. I have an old school planner... Continue Reading →

i should be sleeping

Its after midnight and I should be sleeping. But its a full blue moon and my brain is whirling. Today was busy and somewhat annoying but it ended better than it began I guess. I started off weepy and weird and missing a friend and worrying about some very serious family health issues. I'm still... Continue Reading →

funny and serious

I was reading something the other day that stuck in my brain and made me want to "write it out". What's that saying about never letting anyone determine your self worth? Something like that. I make mistakes. Sometimes the same ones repeatedly. And there are times that I feel like I have imparted grace to... Continue Reading →

Sprayground fun

Kiddo loves spray parks and we are lucky to have some great ones close by. Yesterday afternoon we ventured to Cumberland Park in Nashville. It was the perfect day for it, not to hot, not too sunny (although I did get a little crispy on my nose and forehead). The park is beautiful, with lovely... Continue Reading →

time spent

Today was pretty great. Hubs was off work too so we took the kiddo to school and spent the day together. We went to the gym and got our sweat on, then rode the motorcycle to a monstrously large parking lot so he could give me riding lessons without endangering others, next was vegetarian sushi... Continue Reading →

the latest

I'm more like Melancholy Melanie today rather than Crankypants McGhee. Progress people, it's a slow thing sometimes. Memorial Day weekend turned out nice. I won't recap the details but here's a list of sorts...family walk on greenway, family cookout and subsequent soccer playing, trip to the zoo, puppet making and puppet show, gym, toy mini... Continue Reading →

Hi blog

I'm still around, just busy with various and sundry. I feel like I am not consistent with anything except being inconsistent. Does that count for anything? I'm guessing not. We just returned from our annual family vacation. This time we shook things up a bit and headed to St. George Island, FL instead of our... Continue Reading →

Fall outing

This weekend was pretty fabulous. Well, for kiddo and I anyway. The Accountant had a migraine most of the weekend so I'm only speaking for 3/4s of the household here I guess. I took kiddo to a local pumpkin patch/farm place on Saturday. We discovered it last year and it is so great! Only 15... Continue Reading →

staring

It has not been the best of weekends. Kiddo got violently ill on the way home Thursday, requiring an impromptu pit stop along the interstate to clean her up best I could and get home asap. It was gross and pitiful and made me cry when she stared at me with her little lip quivering... Continue Reading →

paranoia and good things

I am the champion of all things paranoid. Or something like that. Life is really good right now and I sometimes feel like I'm teetering on a tower of blessings and good things that will sooner or later, topple to the ground when something bad happens to disturb it. And I wonder if I'm jinxing... Continue Reading →

Today….did NOT suck!

Ok, honestly today kind of did, but yesterday was good. TheĀ  Accountant's birthday was yesterday but we were too tired to celebrate much. Poor guy. Tax season is killing him and I've been immersed in federal grant land for weeks. But we have a sitter lined up for tomorrow night so we'll do something in... Continue Reading →

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