Archive for June, 2009

My life has been full. At only 28, I’ve been fortunate to have enough good memories to be twice my age. Trying to narrow down all of my adventures to my favorite summer is nearly impossible. There are so many great ones to choose from! Every summer when I was a kid, my parents would […]

We spent Father’s Day just as I said we would.  Around noon, I packed up the car, strapped the kids into their 64-point harnesses and headed to the cemetery for our picnic with Daddy.  Since it was their picnic, lunch consisted of Happy Meals rather than the originally planned KFC because, let’s face it, the […]

  Today, on Father’s Day, my children and I are taking a bucket of chicken to the cemetery. For those of you who are new around here, my husband was killed in a car accident last year on May 31st. He was 25 years old. We have two children and at the time of his […]

In my living room stands a beautiful 42 inch flat panel television.  I’m not sure why it’s there.  Other than the occasional (and profoundly obnoxious) episode of Go (effing) Diego! Go! or Hannah Montana, the television remains in the constant state of OFF.  I have three current shows that I like to watch: Grey’s Anatomy, […]

Next weekend is my ten year high school reunion.  I will not be in attendance.  I have spent more time in Western North Carolina this year than I have in ten years collectively, and have no desire to make the dreaded trip down I-40 for the third time in a month.  Besides, most of the […]



The older I get, the more I realize that I am quickly turning into my mother. While once upon a time I would’ve NEVER admitted this in writing or even thought it possible, today not only do I recognize it, I’m actually very proud of it. My mother loved and parented me well. I did […]

There are 18 days, 7 hours, 41 minutes and 16 seconds until my last day at work. (Not that I’m counting or anything.) Most of you will remember that six months ago I handed in my resignation letter to my employer of ten years. My job has been good to me, paid me relatively well, […]