I'm learning through the repeated ripping open of old wounds that when you cut toxic relationships from your life, for whatever reason, and no matter who that person is, it is sometimes never over. There is loss. There is grief. But, you have only chosen to remove them from your life. They haven't died. They… Continue reading Cutting Deeper
I was fixing dinner several days ago when this came out of the potato bag. Immediately, my brain doesn't see a potato at all. 'Cause I'm a bit twisted like that. It quickly became the buttato and the cause of lots of crude humor and fun. Buttato, then morphed a bit. Hubby and I are… Continue reading Buttato Anyone?
Perfect. Unconditional. Selfless. Black and White/Right and Wrong. I'm going to apologize upfront as this is going to be kind of long and rambling, but these are things that have, yet again, been running through my head on an infinity loop. I struggle with all of these concepts because I don't believe they truly exist… Continue reading Pretty Little Lies… Ideals
Author: Sinéad Moriarty Book Name: This Child of Mine Series: * Order: * Genre: Literature, Family Rating: Didn't Like Blurb: Single mom Anna and her eighteen-year-old daughter Sophie have always got along like two peas in a pod. Anna would do anything for Sophie but what if, years ago, she went too… Continue reading This Child of Mine: Sinéad Moriarty
It was slightly less than a year ago that OC decided that he wanted a life unhindered by parents and rules. It is past the one year mark since I cut ties with the majority of my family. I have learned a lot in that time. About me. About my kids. About what is important.… Continue reading Nearly A Year
A brief, joking conversation on FB with a long time friend sparked a random, bunny trail of thoughts that have kept circling around in my brain since they got kicked off on that track over a week ago. The more I keep going back to them, mulling them over, even after having talked it out… Continue reading Trust and Conditioning
Author: Barbara Claypole White Book Name: The In-Between Hour Series: * Order:* Genre: Romance Rating: Really Good Blurb: WHAT COULD BE WORSE THAN LOSING YOUR CHILD? HAVING TO PRETEND HE'S STILL ALIVE... Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief, after his young son dies in a car accident. But when… Continue reading The In-Between Hour: Barbara Claypole White
I probably wont' have a whole lot of time over the next couple of weeks to get very many books read and reviews written because it is closing in on my summer project time. I am in the middle of one book that I will, hopefully, have time to sit down and finish later today. … Continue reading Non-Reading Summer Projects