Yeah, You’d Better Watch Out!

I am a badass. But you already knew that, didn’t you? I feel that I’m stating the obvious because if you’ve spent any time reading anything at all that I have written, you already know this. My grace under pressure, my ability to put all others before myself, and, yes, my unending confidence when it comes maneuvering through any unusual situation I may find myself—yeah, badass is the word. But why do I proclaim this statement so assuredly today? Because I tapped into a pool of inner strength so deeply buried inside of me I hardly even knew it existed….

Mini Musings-Do I Not Have Enough to Do?

Hello my friends! I am just barely getting back on track after my holiday and I am knee deep in all kinds of writing activities!  I am currently recalling my vacation to Hawaii over Christmas and I am surprised on how detailed I seem to have remembered things.  I’m actually quite grateful to have the time to look back and reflect because I am beginning to really understand how special that time really was–priceless moments as The Magic Three. I’m not sure if I told everyone that I did get approved to teach about blogging at my library’s annual Tech…

The Vacation I Still Haven’t Seen

Catch up with the story! Part one: Vacations Give the Loveliest Headaches Part  two: Some Vacations Don’t Need an Airport Part three: Am I Actually on Vacation Yet? Part four: Getting Lei’d While on Vacation Well, we were finally on the open road, late in the evening, on a small piece of volcanic land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  Paradise!  I mean, I think it was paradise because I couldn’t see a thing.  The car was headed north to Waikoloa Village which meant that my view out of the driver’s window was a big gaping hole of nothingness. …

Am I Actually on Vacation Yet?

Catch up with the story! Part one: Vacations Give the Loveliest Headaches Part  two: Some Vacations Don’t Need an Airport The flight was delayed a total of almost two hours, which basically took away the cushion of time we were going to have for our layover in Seattle and no one was really smiling when we finally, FINALLY, took off from Denver.  I was ready to just sit back and read a book, but I was reminded over and over and over again that sitting and reading wasn’t really an option for me with my very talky nine year old…

Some Vacations Don’t Need an Airport

Catch up with the story! Part one: Vacations Give the Loveliest Headaches Hallelujah! The trip through security was much easier than I was anticipating and excitement started churning in my stomach.  I have always loved coming to the airport, and knowing that my family was soon going to be flying on one of those beautiful machines had me all but jumping up and down in excitement.  We get to our concourse and I suddenly realize that we’ve got about an hour and a half to kill and I’ve got a nine year old serial shopper with serious vacation savings in…

My Most Embarrassing Moments, Part One

When I was in junior high, approximately nine thousand years ago, I was a young, shy, scared individual who thought that she was the center of the universe.  It’s not like I thought I was better than everyone—quite the opposite.  I just didn’t really give a shit about most of them.  Sounds terrible, right?  Well, it probably was, but it was also the truth.  I was too busy living my own drama that I didn’t have time to really spend too much time on anyone else.  I mean, I had a few friends, but I was never popular and I…