I'm not unaware that I've totally been out of touch with this blog. But it feels like lying to not talk about being a foster parent when it consumes almost my every thought. And... Sometimes my feelings about foster parenting are too big for words. You are not forgotten. Here are some random pictures from… Continue reading On Foster Parenting…
I slept with you. When it was dark, I turned to you to show the way. My fingers itched for you when I couldn't find you. I counted on you to wake me up. I documented my life with you. I read books on you, let you guide me when I was lost, chose where… Continue reading In Requiem: My iPhone
So, I want to say these nice things about my Dad today. But I'm not feeling particularly eloquent. But, I have these thoughts about the wonderful Dad I have. Like he's my hero. Like I hope that I can find someone as good as he is. Like how he's always there for me, and he's… Continue reading Dad
...Ninja peed on my bed in the middle of the night. Ninja pee you say? What the heck is that? Well I'll tell you. It's when you change a diaper and you slide the fresh diaper under the old one before you open up the old one. But somehow she still gets urine all over… Continue reading SmileyPants…
Here's the thing about my mother. She's enviable. Honestly, enviable. She's the type of mom we want to be. She's the type of mom other people think, oh that would be nice. She's awesome. And here are the 10 reasons why she's amazing for me: 10. She had 6 kids. She loves as all individually.… Continue reading Top 10s Reason Why My Mom is Better Than Yours….
What the front door?~! There should be bells and whistles. And chocolate and Dr. Pepper. I'll take care of the last two for me. You're on your own. But here's an image to get you on your way. In honor of this post, I thought I'd ignore the whole foster parenting doo-dah and give my own book… Continue reading This is my 100th post.
That shouldn't be something an aspiring author says right? I mean I'm working through my edits for my novel. Words should just flow. Except...it isn't just words. It's emotions. Emotions so big I put them in a box and tell people, "I don't want to talk about that." And I don't. But it seems like… Continue reading I don’t really have the words….
I'm all tired from TinyPants gets her vaccinations and being fussy mcfusspants. But here's what I love right now. This book: My double- Dr. Pepper day: I'm also having deep, loving thoughts about my bed. ~Amanda
Here's the thing about the mass, mound, bunch, lot, assemblage, mess, pack, and swarm of crazy ruling my life. It's too much. It's just too much. Somehow I haven't yet collapsed. My mom and I have a no break-downs pact. Here's what I have going: 1) My FiestyPants and BoyBlue are being transitioned home to… Continue reading The Crazy Train
I'm going to start by saying that I know this is stupid to say. But truthfully, I'm kinda getting bored with Huck's adventures. I think it's partially that I'm just really tired right now. Plus if there were ever a novel about foster parenting this is it. And I'm kind of emotionally exhausted, so maybe… Continue reading Sacrilege…