Sunday, October 24, 2010


Had quite the epiphany, and I don't mind sharing it since my situation is pretty public at this point.
Lance works a LOT of hours. A LOT LOT LOT. I signed up for this whole deal of being a stay-at-home mom in order to allow him to provide and make up for the income I wasn't bringing in. The way his job works, when he works over-time, it's in the form of a "double" which means 16 straight hours. He does this all the time. For me, this means 24 hours of holding things down multiple times a week. I lost sight of the fact that I SIGNED UP FOR THIS. I knew this was my end of the deal, and while he held his, I got lost.

There are a whole bunch of ugly details, but the details are not why I'm writing this. I am publicly apologizing to him. Lance, you are my world, and for as long as you'll have me, my choice is absolutely clear: I choose us.

Lance came home with some new sunglasses (I go through them like hairspray!) for me in the middle of the ugly times and I asked him why. ...When I'm the woman he wants to come home to there is nothing he wouldn't do for me.


Thursday, October 21, 2010


Not much to tell. Absolute worst week of my life, but the despair is dissipating slightly.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Lance and I separated yesterday.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


My head hurts. My nose is drippy. My eyes are watery. My throat is scratchy.


Monday, October 11, 2010

A Tale For YOU!

Mommy's blog-readers, take heed: it's the tale of the spoon and the need to feed!
...As told by Mia.
This is Sabrina, she's cute and sassy. She received the spoon from Mommy, with a promise to be classy!
Bri took the spoon with an Oooo and an Aaaah. She thought "You trust me? We'll see! Ha Ha!"
I prodded with glee as the mess unfolded... We're creative and awesome! We can't be molded!
Bri looked at the spoon...
The spoon looked at Bri...
Sabrina thought "Forget this, there's a BETTER WAY FOR ME!!"
Her little hand gushed with berries and oatmeal. ...Another clean breakfast, FAR in the distance, I feel.
And to my delight, her spoon was set down.To the newest mess-maker, I now pass the crown!!!
The battle of the spoon is finished at last... Sabrina: 1, Mommy: 0 -victory, a thing of the past!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


In a few ways, tonight was an eye-opener to the HUGE innocence I grew up with. There is so much evil and sadness and hardship out there. People are cruel, and children are hurt. ...Really hurt.
I am so so so grateful that I went to church every Sunday. I am so grateful that education was an expectation, and it was never even on my radar not to graduate high school. I am so grateful that the influence of alcohol and drugs never entered my home. I am so grateful that I had a foundation that gave me a personal relationship with God ...enough that through all my faults, and all of the ways I have NOT continued in the way I was raised, that he still trusted me with little souls to somehow guide.

My childhood directly affects me as an adult -directly affects who I am, and what (though underneath) I actually stand for. Thank you, Mom and Dad for giving this to me.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

...and not to mention...

It never gets easier.

September 30th, 2002: John, I miss you with every piece of me.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!!

Since this entry is about ME ME ME (which one isn't?), I thought I'd mention the girls. The girls make me who I am... I do believe, however, that they got a few things from me:

Ella has my nerve. She's very argumentative and has a quick response for everything I say.

Mia has my sensitivity for others. We both love and hurt very deeply.
Sabrina has my smile. She is still developing a lot of her personality, but she knows how to keep on smiling. :)
This is my "token self shot" -only pic taken of me on my birthday.
Earlier I'd had the opportunity to go out with Candace. This pic was taken that night!
My birthday was actually an excellent day. I'd gone to Candace's for a few minutes and wound up cutting and styling her hair! I styled our friend (and Candace's neighbor) Aeriole's hair too. SO CUTE! We went to my in-laws home for dinner that evening for a magnificent seafood fest! YUMO!
Fabulous birthday. 33 feels OLD.