Are you home now?


I left my grandfather’s side at the hospital today and immediately went to get lost in the foothills. He had that look that everyone seems to have right before they die. His body still rests in this world but he is clearly somewhere else. I joked with my mom every time he murmured that he was dreaming about golf, cigars,

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Leprechaun T(C)rap

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I spent my weekend building a leprechaun trap crap. I can’t really call it a trap because nothing on it was functional except the unintentional RIVER OF TEARS that could drown even a giant leprechaun. This is how the process went. The 6 year old demands help with the trap, saying she has no idea how to do it. A calm,

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The day I was accused of shoplifting from the Dollar Store.

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Photo used with Creative Commons license from Well, it was today actually. Not last weekend, when I was sick and hadn’t showered or changed my clothes in three days. Not in December when I was dragging two screaming children through the store in a last ditch effort to have them shop for gifts for each other. Not even when

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What I’ll tell my daughters to wear to school

There are young girls all across this country actively distracting their entire student population and teachers every single day. At least if you believe what you read. What crazy acts of violence, illegal drugs, and debauchery are they partaking in this time? They wear yoga pants. Or formal dresses showing their shoulders. They show up to school with slightly pink hair after participating

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How is married life?


The second you get married people will start asking you this question. “How is married life?” Not just a few times, not just for a few weeks, but apparently for the first few years of your marriage. I have blundered my way through a response too many times to count. Let’s recap my life before marriage. -Future husband and I lived

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