Wherein I learn a lot about history and once again consider my dreams of being in a musical

You guys. I am going to go ahead and call for my own intervention. I can’t stop listening to Hamilton. Trust me, I have tried. There were a few days where I listened to Lemonade on repeat just to remind myself there is other music out there. But it didn’t last. I mean, look atContinue reading “Wherein I learn a lot about history and once again consider my dreams of being in a musical”

We’re worried about you, Justin Timberlake

Now that my sisters and I are older and all out of the house, it’s harder to get the whole fam-damily together for a vacation. Schedules are all over the place and Sami and Austin are in a different city now and Rachel and Chuckie were and it’s just…life. The last time we were allContinue reading “We’re worried about you, Justin Timberlake”

The Hardest Thing

For the past year, I’ve started and stopped writing this post. Couldn’t bring myself to do it, say it, whatever… It’s not that I wasn’t constantly thinking about it because I was. I am. All the time. Around this time a year ago, I made a hard choice. I said goodbye to Charlie, the firstContinue reading “The Hardest Thing”

Sounds familiar

This is the final entry in a long-running series – texts from textsfromlastnight.com that sound like they should/could be from my friends. We’ve had a good run, but I think it’s time I move on to other fun features for you guys. So, please enjoy. (609): I literally ate pizza on a toilet and made upContinue reading “Sounds familiar”

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

Alternate title: Thoughts That Run Through Your Head During Bronchitis-induced Night Sweats I get Bronchitis twice a year (at least) like clockwork. Usually in the fall – Bronchtober – and again in the spring because I live in Kentucky, specifically the Ohio River Valley where the pollen blankets the ground like fresh-fallen snow and itContinue reading “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”

When you hang out with teenagers

You overhear a number of different things, but one thing remains the same: You never have any idea what they will say. They’re kind of like toddlers in that way… Case in point, overheard at a recent youth group meeting: “My mom cut our hair but we had to stop when she got my earContinue reading “When you hang out with teenagers”

When you think you’re OK

In the past 9 or 10 months, I have been happier than I can remember being anytime before that. Things are good for me. Good family, good job, good friends, good extracurriculars, I can afford all my bills including cable, etc., etc… Since I quit my previous job last June, I have tried to keepContinue reading “When you think you’re OK”

ANOTHER magical night

Once upon a time my girls and I had a Girls Night and watched Magic Mike. Another night, we got brave and decided to do crafts and watch the best sequel of all time, Magic Mike XXL. What follows, as before, is the unfiltered commentary overheard (from me by them) during the run of that beautifulContinue reading “ANOTHER magical night”

Four score and seven years ago…

…this little blog came about. Or something like that. Doesn’t four score mean 40 years? ‘Cause that’s not technically right. But it sounded good… Anyway. Seven years ago – in 2009 – I started a blog. It was my third or fourth attempt at one – I had a blogspot in college, a blog onContinue reading “Four score and seven years ago…”