I was driving to work early today to enjoy a leisurely lunch before an in-house meeting. (I usually work from home.) My commute is a beautiful, winding drive through Argyle, TX. I have had a rough couple of days, which followed a rough couple of weeks. That's when it hit me. Literally. I was stopped… Continue reading Do You Have Friend-surance?
Fireworks are exploding over my North Texas town right now. This is one of my favorite holidays, but I skipped it this year. Oh, I had to work some, but the real work I did was on my heart. I let it heal. Sometimes it takes a long moment. My long moment lasted 8 years.… Continue reading Wait Lifting #6: What Are You Waiting For?
I was purging old stuff in the garage this morning. I don't even want to tell you what ALL I found. But I came across something that got me thinking. I came across old Glamour Shots pics of myself from 1995. That was the year I got married. I looked at my pic for a… Continue reading Glamour Shots
If you've come here under the guise of an incognito web search on addiction and single moms or single dads or single parents, it's okay. You're welcome here. In fact, I was thinking about you when I was sitting at the coffee shop starting this blog. I didn't come into this single parent world 16… Continue reading Addiction and the Single Parent
Has your life ever come to an end punctuation that you weren't quite expecting? Haven't you been so sure of one thing, only to, at the turn of a phrase, been suddenly unsure, and ended your sentence with a question mark instead of an exclamation point?! (Okay - that's the word nerd in me.) More… Continue reading When the Unexpected Happens
Good afternoon. Happy Costume Day (aka: Halloween). Today I went to work with several "Hello, My Name Is..." stickers on my shirt, but none of them said my name. I went as an Identity Thief. One of my co-workers had the word FAKE on her shirt and wore a newspaper skirt and came to work… Continue reading Identity Thieves, Fake News, and Blueprints
Good evening. It's been a while since I've put my thoughts to paper. Tonight has me feeling reflective. So I thought I'd write til my thoughts are exhausted. I pray you are well, wherever you are. This was the kind of week that had no breaks. None. Every day was long. Tuesday I spent almost… Continue reading My Thoughts on Raising Kids After Divorce
The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive. Proverbs 27:6 CSB I've been quiet this week with some people. Not so much with others. I'm aware. I'm processing something. What I've noticed all week long is how many friends I have and how much value they add… Continue reading Friends
I was running late to somewhere. Who knows where. But I remember I'd sat at a stoplight for a full 10 minutes before I realized I was going to be late. The stoplights had malfunctioned at the worst time of day in the worst intersection in town. And there I sat - cross-traffic whizzing by… Continue reading Find Out Who Your Friends Are