Ghosts

My daughter asks lots of questions about death and what’s real and what’s not.  She’s nearly 9 (wtf?!) and I’m not totally sure what her fascination is with death. I think it’s just a phase kids go through. She has seen pets die, she has heard stories of family that is no longer with us… […]

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Petpalooza

Pets. It’s a moving, morphing, background, foreground situation. I was raised with all manor of pets between myself, my mom and my two brothers. We had it all at one point or another, and funny enough, I have no idea what really happened to most of them. We had mice, rats, snakes, lizards, a chicken, […]

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Workin’ Probs

I’ve been back to work now for two months – or in public school lingo, 1 paycheck. This morning I woke up with a sinus headache that radiated across my entire head and caused me to eventually ralph. That hasn’t happened in a long time, and the most frequent occurred when I lived in Austin, […]

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Give Me Back

I am not asking for you to stop voting to take away my rights. I’m telling you. I never gave you permission over my body to decide what I can and cannot do with it, therefore the right was never yours to take. I never gave permission to any politician to make a decision for […]

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Soap Nope

I am 5’10” 1/2. The other day the speech teacher at the school I work at came into the room. She is about 5’11 and a whole person lighter than me. She offered me the bath bomb someone had given her for teacher appreciation week. My response: “I think I was about 10 years old […]

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Out Of Nowhere Talks

My daughter got out of the shower last night and started asking me if I remember the part in “Shazam!” when the boy gets left by his mother. (and ends up in foster care) I told her I did and she started crying and saying how sad it was that his mother actually left him. […]

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Spring Breaking Ma’ Brain

Happy Spring, y’all!! What a whirlwind the last month has been. After recovering from an abominable amount of snow days (ha, see what I did there?!) we slid into parent/teacher conferences and then our epic Spring Break Road Trip. And it was a trip. Conferences were … predictable. I found out less than a week […]

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