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iSuzanne Has Arrived

I have been drooling over iPads for a year now. I got my first Mac on March 5th of last year and fell IN LOVE immediately. The iPad was coming out in April, and I seriously thought about buying one then, but decided to upgrade my cell phone to an iPhone, instead. You...

Life Against the Belt Sander

Awareness sucks. There. I said it. Awareness is that critical ingredient that makes playing dumb, ignoring what's right in front of my face, just plain impossible for me. But, I try...oh, how I try sometimes. But awareness always kicks my ass and wins. Now, I don't...

Taking a Leap of Faith

I just did one of the hardest things to do as a mom: I pushed my baby out of the nest. Oldest Son came back to live at home, yet AGAIN, this past July. When he came home, he had a job, a car, a driver's license, and car insurance. Gradually over the months since, he...

Give Them the Benefit of the Doubt

When friends behave strangely, act out of character, or do something that in any other situation, with anyone else, you might take offense, take a deep breath and give them the benefit of the doubt. Ask yourself, "If the situation were reversed, what would I want most...

Friends

NaBloPoMo has declared the blogging topic for January 2011 is friends. Best friends, worst friends, friends of the family . . . how many do you have, how many do you need, and where are they when you need them? If ever there was a topic I could blog about everyday for...

We’re All Delusional, It Seems

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420 I've spent an awful lot of time the last few years thinking about all the various ways I've handed over,...

Tears

Tears get a bad rap, I think. Or maybe that's just me rationalizing, since they seem just a breath away lately. Sad tears. Lonely tears. Scared tears. Bone-tired tears. Nostalgic tears. Frustrated tears. Overwhelmed tears. Happy tears. Grateful tears. Joyful tears....

Deja Vu (a.k.a. Being a Grandma)

I heard my mother make comments all the time with my younger two kids like, "Oh my...this is like you all over again!" and "I've met this kid before somewhere..." and "I swear it's like going backward 30 years!" All those times, I was generally amused, but didn't...

“After Awhile” by Veronica Shofstall

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises and you...

Speak the Truth

I have no idea who actually took this picture, much less who spray painted the words. I'm just glad they did and it made it's way to...

Milestones of Summer

I remember, when I was a little girl, summer was something I looked forward to all winter long and once it arrived, it seemed to stretch ahead forever. Back then, Memorial Day was not the beginning of summer, but rather the last holiday before school let out. The 4th...

Doing Without Bread

How disappointed I am is up to me. How much stock I put in what other people say is up to me. No one can "make" me feel this way or that...unless I choose. Except, I do get weary. I do get my feelings hurt. Because I am not as good at this "being a grownup" thing as...