Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Single Mom's Can Do It All.

2008.. three months after he left
I can't believe my babies start school tomorrow.  I also can't believe it's been four years that we have been on our own. Making our own way, redefining what it means to be a family. Four years.  In a way it feels like a lifetime. Like there was never a life outside of the one we now know. But in others it feels like just a minute ago the girls were eighteen months old and toddling into anything and everything.
  • Cutting the stems off wine glasses with a butter knife.
  • Painting each other with cubes of butter under the dining room table. Or with lipstick or mascara. 
  • Or taking all the wrapping paper off the entire stash of Christmas paper and playing "swards" with the empty spools, sitting in piles and piles of Santa paper.

Monday, August 27, 2012

This Feels Great, I Can't Lie.

Nothing quite says summer like this...
In the past couple of days I've been on the biggest emotional roller-coaster. It's been one of the hardest weekends of my life (family... boy they know how to break our hearts don't they!).  So needless to say I have never both looked forward to and dreaded a vacation as much in my life. The first part of our trip was to reunite with family, renting a house in the mountains for my brothers wedding.  This was bitter-sweet in ways that I can't really go into... but let's just say it had great moments mixed in with the known heartbreaking ones.

The second part started yesterday.  It's been a long time coming for this part. My whole life really when I think about it.  Growing up poor you don't get opportunities to "vacation" like most people. You don't go off and stay at a fun hotel, or resort and do fun family activities. I've had never really done that kind of thing until my honeymoon.  The past few years I've taken Kanen on a trip, but I've never been able to take all my kids because it's too expensive and I've always been a struggling single mom.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Review of: One Third Crazy

*The following is a review/comments on my personal memoir One Third Crazy. It's written by a fellow writer whom I went to high school with 18 years ago but have not kept in contact with since, until a few weeks ago. I feel it's a good representation of the reaction I've gotten from the select group of people I've allowed to read it prior to it being sold and published.  
Note: everyone who's read it has done so in 24 hours or less which just blows my mind!!! So honored and humbled by her words.... 


Dear Sarah,

I finished your book at 2 am this morning (had given it to her that afternoon! AND she read the whole book on her phone!). Once I started I couldn't put it down. It grabbed me the minute I began reading it. You had my attention and my heart. You not only have a story but you have a gift to captivate your audience. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dear Facebook

Dear Facebook,

Thanks for pointing out that the guy I've been dating the last six months is now suddenly "in a relationship" with his "ex". Good lookin out. What would I do without you, to catch the cheaters for me??  Like for real. You're great at it.

For example:
If you notice a post on your man's wall in which some girl is calling him "booboo" and he hasn't had a chance to jump on and delete it, or hide it from his timeline... that's a good indicator that something might be up.

And when you ask said girl if she accidentally called your man her "booboo" and she replies, "nope think i got it right".... That's when you think to yourself; "Hmmmm I'm so glad I have Facebook, because I can't believe shit anyone says anymore!"