Oh that's right me. I'm pretty sure I'm writing this. . . Life. Life. You know? Life. So for quick, emotionless updates. On being a foster parent: it's hard. On being a daughter: it sucks to have my parents across the country. On being a mommy: awesome. Conflicting I know. But that's how you know… Continue reading Who is this now?
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…
Now that I have Boyo at my house, my 3-year-old foster son, I have an exciting new way of splitting my TBR. The print reading for me, the audio reading for me, and the print reading for Boyo at bed time. The first time I put him to bed, I decided to try a chapter… Continue reading September TBR
SPOILER ALERT: This post is somewhat religious. I've been fairly clear about this crazy thing. And here's the thing about this crazy thing. I don't deal well with change or anxiety. Now when these things start happening in my life. I get a little mean. And spiteful. And snippy. I get insanely furious at the… Continue reading I am a crazy person.
So, this last month, I've gobbled up some books using my usual coping techniques. Losing FeistyPants and BoyBlue—though I knew it was right that they go home—was pretty much like a dagger to the heart. Rather than actually face that mess, I just gave myself permission to sink into some books and let it all… Continue reading Awesome Reads!
...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….
So, if you've seen my shelves, you know they're bulging I'm actually at the point where no more bookshelves will fit into my apartment and no more books will fit on my shelves. 😦 Clearly I need to move. Especially since I'm not going to stop buying books.... Aren't these lovely. I need something like this. Times 10. This is my… Continue reading Trying something new…
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….