My little helper

Choo-choo has been helping me with everything he can lately. He likes to carry the plates and cups to the dining room and clean up after meals. He excitedly asks to put away the boxes of cereal after breakfast. He even likes helping me carry the clean clothes into the front room to be folded.

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I love when he is in a helpful mood. It is, of course, so much better than Continue reading “My little helper”

My life today

I really don’t have any words for how I feel today. I woke up from my third night in a row of emergency, only when I absolutely need it Xanax sleep. I slept through the time of taking my other nighttime meds.

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Respect

I have been working so hard, attempting to improve my health and my moods, attempting to be the best mom and wife I can be, all the while following my passion that is writing. Today I failed. Miserably. Most especially with Choo-choo.

Yes, he is a toddler. Yes, this is a very trying time. But today it was more than that. It is abundantly clear that he does not respect me.

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Artistic endeavors

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I have never considered myself an artist. While I love paintings, drawings, mosaics, and everything in between, I am much better suited to the written word. I have carried this belief with me since my school years, back when I noticed all my friends and classmates had learned how to create realistic scenes and I was still drawing stick figures. Continue reading “Artistic endeavors”

The state of this world

I’ve been avoiding talking about the events that have recently occurred in America. This is not because I don’t care. I care immensely about people, both in my country and around the world. So much so that I find myself in a catch-22, avoiding the news because it hurts too much to know what is happening yet unable and unwilling to turn a blind eye. Continue reading “The state of this world”

Out of the shadows

As Diesel, Choo-choo, and I were leaving our house headed to a car show Sunday morning, Diesel stopped the truck at the end of the driveway. I looked at him in surprise as he told me, “Go look by the porch.”

That’s it. Just “Go look by the porch,” but no reason for doing so.

With confusion dripping from my every pore, I unbuckled my seat belt, exited the truck, and walked to where he told me. There I found this: Continue reading “Out of the shadows”

Good morning!

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I have a morning to myself today, as Diesel and Choo-choo went off on their own for some daddy/son time. I thought perhaps I might get to sleep in, but with a noisy toddler and a body clock that knew it was wake-up time, that idea flew out the window. Continue reading “Good morning!”