Okay, so the apple doesn’t fall far. 

“Hiiiiii Momm! Guess what? I bothered all my friends today during rest time!” McKinley excitedly pronounces this to the world first thing when she sees me in the car pick up line.  Her boisterous attitude reminds me of someone else I know. Hmmm.  Yup, I remember the good ol’ days.  I remember vividly laying on…

One thing at a time.  

It’s days like yesterday when I miss dad the most.  The long grey-color-pallet days of winter and the feeling of 1,000 things gone wrong. Just wrong. All my mistakes and shortcomings and the mistakes and shortcomings of others. I just need to talk to him. “Dad, I’m having a hard time,” but that’s not actually…

Monday Milestone

McKinley plays guitar: Everyday for the past two weeks McKinley has been going over to the guitar and strumming it. And in those moments, I’d think to myself, I have to start playing again— dad would want me to—I’ll feel him with me. But I haven’t picked up the guitar. When I drive, I sing. Ohh,…

Do you have a crazy family?

One word comes to mind during the holiday season.Family. That’s what it’s all about right? Spending quality time catching up at get-togethers, eating delicious feasts, possibly playing games, and of course (if you’re like my mothers side of the family) drinking alcohol. Beer, wine, and liquor. My family is crazy. A good crazy, but still…

Monday Monologue: The Oyster Idiom

I’m not gonna lie–sometimes idioms make no sense to me. The words just don’t always process the right way for me to fully comprehend the metaphor. (I’m sure having dyslexia doesn’t help my case). So please chime in if I’m way off base. The world is your oyster! Meaning: The world is yours to do…