For The Love Of The Bears

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Use It or Lose It." I love Bears football. I mean LOVE. I watch every game, pay attention to all staff and player changes, and dream of going to a game at Soldier Field one day. Alas, Chicago is a far trip for me to make, so the … Continue reading For The Love Of The Bears

We Live, and We Learn

I have sat on this for over 24 hours now, and I have to release. Something happened yesterday that, not only confirmed one of the many reasons I wanted to homeschool, but also made me feel like crap that I wasn't successful at homeschooling my children.   I received a phone call from my son's … Continue reading We Live, and We Learn

In My Drawer (Day 8)

You hold the memories that I want to keep, I trust you to keep them dear. Once in a while, I take a peek, Please show me what you see so clear. My son's season ending football game, Where he made that game ending block. The middle school concert, the kindergarten ballet, The time my daughter learned … Continue reading In My Drawer (Day 8)

Things Are Turning Around

Well, to all who know I have been looking for a new job (see What Was It All For), I got one!! I really cannot believe it, and feel so blessed! I will be working for the city at the public library! Perfect for a book nerd like me 😉 One of the many great … Continue reading Things Are Turning Around

My Grams – Hero(ine), Ballad, Anaphora/Epistrophe (Day 6)

She would wake up each morning before the sun, to make breakfast every single day. The house would stay clean, and laundry done, she'd never have it any other way. Her husband had passed back in '78, and she never married again. She remained content alone in her house, and forever faithful to him. Her … Continue reading My Grams – Hero(ine), Ballad, Anaphora/Epistrophe (Day 6)

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

It may be cliché, but this is one of my favorite poems. I remember studying it in high school, and truly grasping the feelings that Dylan Thomas was expressing. Especially "rage against the dying of the light." Good  stuff. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953 Do not go … Continue reading Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Outside Looking In (Day 5) – Fog, Elegy, Metaphor

The weight of the world falls heavy on you, you keep bending until you break. I watch as they dispense the cure in your hands, and hope this time it will take. Instead this chemical, in all its pure form, crushes your very soul. You become changed, and slightly more deranged, and someone I don't … Continue reading Outside Looking In (Day 5) – Fog, Elegy, Metaphor

Trust Acrostic (Day 3)

Growing up I believed, in trusting everyone I'd meet. Usually that really didn't work out for me. Liars would lie, leave me high and dry, Lost once again, I just cried. I learned not everybody can be trusted. Believing in honest people left me busted. Learning to trust and perceive, learning who to believe, Exactly … Continue reading Trust Acrostic (Day 3)

Something About A Melody…

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Always Something There to Remind Me." There are a lot of songs that invoke feelings in me when I hear them. Good or bad, there are ties to songs that will never be broken. Here are just a few from me that I can think of off the … Continue reading Something About A Melody…

Family Tradition

Every year since I was born, my dad has given me flowers for Valentine's Day. When I was young, I looked forward to it so much. My parents had divorced when I was 5, and, when we still all lived in Wyoming, my dad and I ended up living about three hours apart. I remember some … Continue reading Family Tradition

Losing A Legend

My friend's father passed away yesterday in quite a tragic way. He was my goddaughter's grandfather, and he was my friend. I have known him for almost 16 years now. When I first met him, he reminded me of John Wayne. He was very tall, I mean super tall, like 6 foot 200 inches 😉 He … Continue reading Losing A Legend