Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ava, Mommy Date.

For some of us, it’s the little victories- the ones that no one else notices and while we’re revelling in the accomplishment behind us, the world is still moving on- unaware and totally unprepared.  I took my daughter to the local fair by our house. She played in the inflatables and we shared a grape…

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The love letter I never wrote.

There’s a point when my hairdryer is on the verge of burning my back. When I get out of the shower, I take my hair out of the towel and use the blow dryer to warm up the parts of my body that my hands cannot reach. When it hits my back there’s a sensation…

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One step closer, two steps back…

I let my feet pound into the pavement and with each step all the broken intentions I had fall behind me.  I let this moment of the jog, the sweat and the distance take over. It looked as though fog was slithering along the black ground- transcending it to greet the huffs coming from my…

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I heard it through the grapevine…

Ladies and Gentleman: I have received the job offer. I start on the 30th. HappyEvilPlace Beware: I’m back teaching. (I missed it.) See? I’m finally using that 2.5 years of my Youth Ministry Emphasis. And… I don’t gotta wear powersuits. And- it’s about 10 seconds from home. Lovely. (The icing on the cake was scoring…

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My blogrollz bring all the boys to yard…

Week One: Throw out the shit in my fridge. (Goodbye Cherry Coke, Goodbye cookies, goodbye sweet, sweet banana chips.) Fridge is loaded with the following for snacks: Grapes, raw veggies, (Cucumber, broccoli.) Water. One treat: (My crack: Grape Soda.) I don’t focus on working out- I focus on establishing killer eating patterns. Done!   …….

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Find Yourself First.

“I gravitate toward people who have a vision, people who are uncompromising, people have moral authority without being moralistic.” – Patti Smith

Personal Marketing

“Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self”  -B. R. Ambedkar We spend years…

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Preschool and the Single Parent…

I’m starting to realize in the complexities of parenting and making the best decisions for my daughter that while I’m becoming her preschool personality expert, I’m becoming totally frustrated with all the things she ‘can’t’ have. … like these schools, here. This is what my daycare ad would read should I ever post one: Title:…

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