Friday Feelz

Tired – I needed something out of the living room before I sent to bed and walked into an unexpected situation – our foster son sobbing on the couch as his friends (my daughter and another friend) were awkwardly trying to console him. I immediately jumped into mama bear mode asking what was wrong, etc…

Trees, Graduations, and Other Random Things

Our neighbor who owns the complex of apartments and town houses next door to our property has bitched since soon after he built that craziness that he hated our bushes. The guys we bought our house from, for privacy, planted a series of laurel bushes along the fence line. They were big but served their…

Friday Feelz

Goofy This week at work has definitely been a goofy one. As I was telling someone, we are getting way too familiar with each other as more and more stories are shared. One guy, I learned, was a teenage rebel – getting suspended repeatedly for fighting, smoking, etc. This guy who presents as this bald,…

Prom and Body Shame Worries

"As your dad, I hate it because you look too grown up. Not being your dad for a moment, you look amazing!! That being said, wear it because my dad feelings are mine to deal with, not yours." G’s response to what my daughter wore to prom last weekend. And honestly, the response was perfect….

Random Thoughts

…..since my motivation, I mean, coffee hasn’t kicked in yet. 1. Last year, I told a story about being home alone with the dogs when I was awoken to a huge crash outside of my bedroom window. Both dogs slept through – not even reacting even a tiny bit – and I ended up searching…

Motivational Monday

I was blessed to see Maya Angelou twice.  And I will never forget the time when I saw her with DJ. DJ was like 11 or 12, and she went with me to see Maya Angelou.  Watching her reaction to Maya’s words was the greatest reward.  She was entranced.  She was in awe.  And she…

The Church – 1848

I hear you breathe so far from here I feel your touch so close and real And I know my church is not of silver and gold Its glory lies beyond judgment of souls The commandments are of consolation and warmth You know our sacred dream won’t fail The sanctuary tender and so frail The…

Friday Feelz on Saturday

Exhaling –  Yesterday as I drove to my airbnb near the ocean, I could feel the tension in my body relaxing.  It was a gorgeous day, and I was in no rush to get to my destination which allowed me to stop a few times along the way.  What I found is how much tension…