• 2018,  Family,  Musings

    Musings: Disowned at 35?

    Can your Mother disown you at 35? Asking for a friend. HAHA! Kidding, mostly! But seriously, she was a champ about it all, BUT I do know how much she detests what I did. Well, I should say what WE did. Lil and I. 35 years later, about 25 years of being told I wasn’t allowed too, Lil and I finally got our first tattoos. The permanency of a tattoo felt daunting. Is there something that you want on your body for your ENTIRE life? No going back when its there. There is one thing I always wanted, a soccer ball. However, my Mom is adamantly opposed to her daughter having…

  • 2018,  Family

    Musings: Dear Dad…

    An intangible gift for my beloved Poppa Bear. Dear Dad, It’s your 35th Father’s Day! Not for any particular reason should this one be extra special, but I decided to do something different this year. Instead, I wanted to come here and share with the world (who reads my blog) my love, my appreciation, my fears, and my admiration for you. My Poppa Bear. My Dad. My Daddy. My Rock. My Protector. My Coach. My Everything. Mom, don’t get sad, you are plenty of these things and more too! I have never had to wonder what it would be like to not have you around. For that, I am eternally…

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    The Phone Call That Changed Everything…

    I didn’t have a post planned for today. But then I remembered I saved a link to a bloggers list of 600 Blog Post Ideas, thanks Kludgy Mom! So, today I’ll do a free write to #76 – The phone call that changed everything… As I was perusing through the first part of the list, I came across number 76 and my heart stopped. There are two phone calls in my life, probably more like 3, that I can recall my exact emotion and what I was doing. All three phone calls shook me to my core. I can look back now and know that I was overreacting slightly, but…