My kids have almost always reached for my morning coffee. Occasionally I would let them have sips. But after a while I started to worry about stunted growth and caffeine craziness.Continue reading
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Five Minute Friday: broken
I wouldn’t say that my kidneys are broken. I mean—they work. They are doing everything they are supposed to do. They just do a little more. They like to make lovely not-so-tiny kidney stones. Then those stones like to move around and block things. In both kidneys. At the same time. Both ways. Uphill. In the snow.Continue reading
SOL21 Day 12 and Five Minute Friday: possible
You need to clean up your room.
I can’t. It’s just impossible.Continue reading
FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: begin
Every ending is a new beginning. These past 15-17 months have seen a lot of endings and beginnings.
FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: bloom
After the terrible flood that changed the course of my life and marriage, I never thought I would see the rainbow. We spent days along with family and friends shoveling out our home. Each visit back to the house brought heartache, anger, and anxiety. Nothing was the same. Nothing would ever be the same.
FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: exhale
Sometimes, when the feelings start to creep in, you need to take a deep breath.
FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: release
I release my feeling of sadness. I will no longer feel weighed down by my losses. I will rejoice in celebration of love and life and memories.
FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: hands
When strangers first meet they shake hands–an affirmation that the meeting is welcome. When we are in the midst of our final goodbyes, we hold hands to comfort our souls.
FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: nothing
I want nothing more than just a little extra time. I want nothing more than to hear her voice and see her smile. NOTHING.