I recently received a fancy-wrapped gift from a dear friend, which wasn’t anything I ever expected. However, it reminded me of a story I heard as a child. Once upon a time, there were two children. Each was given a golden key and asked … [Read more...] about Where there is poop, there is a pony.
To say, my daughter, Haley, is independent would be an incredible understatement. But I guess that is what you get when you get inspiration for your child’s name from a comet. In the fifth grade, Haley wanted to quit Girl Scouts because she didn’t … [Read more...] about The Red Hairing
As I sat in my car waiting for the traffic light to change, I saw a young cardinal hopping along in the grass on the side of the road. While destined, I’m sure, to become a beautiful red bird with a black mask and majestic crest, this youngster … [Read more...] about Are Your Dreams Bird-Brained or Brilliant?
Not all turtles are teenagers or ninjas! Recently at sunrise along the Texas coastline, I watched over 100 endangered Kemp’s Riddley hatchlings released through a recovery program. Many of the hatchlings wouldn’t make it to their first swim if it … [Read more...] about Not All Turtles are Teenagers or Ninjas!
Recently, I found myself feeling tired, rather used up, burned out and I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get everything done. My husband, bless his soul, said “You know, no one could do everything that you want to do in a day.” He was right, but … [Read more...] about Feeling Cheesy, Swiss Cheesy
This summer my family volunteered to work on a garage that had been flooded more than once and now sat dank, closed, cluttered and unusable. Not an easy or pleasant task, but we were, the four of us, driving the 4+ hours to tackle it with gloves, … [Read more...] about Somewhere Between a Hot Turd and a Cup of Tea