I am very far from practicing what I understand, and still the desire alone I have of doing it gives me peace.

St. Therese of Lisieux

This morning, I awoke from a strange dream. I’d dreamt the local fire department was poised outside my last and longest-running childhood home. (I had several childhood homes. Thanks, US Navy.)  The house was slated for demolition by (dig this) […]

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Pinterest makes me look like a sloth. And not an adorable, meepy sloth, either. A fat, lazy, uninvolved mother slother. Have y’all seen the post over at BitchinSisters? Seriously. Go read it. I’ll wait. Here’s a preview: The more I […]

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Several years ago, I wrote this from Austin, TX, when my the Hubster and I joined our eldest son for orientation as he began his freshman year at the University of Texas. The boy, no longer a boy, has since […]

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Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.

Honoré de Balzac

1. If my 20-year-old self met me now, she’d probably wonder what the hell happened. 2. It took me this long to realize how exceedingly shallow my 20-year-old self was. 3. As a young girl, my biggest dream was to […]

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So, my kid had a volleyball tournament today. And I’m sitting there trying unsuccessfully to read while another team was on the court, right? Perhaps it was because I was slightly hungover and my head felt a bit floaty, but […]

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On a recent trip to New Braunfels, TX, The Hubster and I spent a lazy afternoon strolling around town, enjoying the antique shops and art galleries we usually skip when visiting the Hill Country with the kids. At twilight, we […]

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So, I’ve been meaning to blog for about eleventy-billion years, but I’ve just now gotten the courage to take the leap. Of course, I read a blog the other day that says blogging is becoming obsolete, which is ironic, no? […]

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