Farewell for Now

The two-year-old is heading for an indefinite time-out, y’all. Go ahead, reach for your tissues now. I’ll wait. …waiting… OK then. Good to go? Back to it: Thanky will be on a hiatus for the foreseeable future. It’s not that she’s been bad, she just needs time to sort through things. I’ve likened Thanky to […]

Doors and Windows

You know those times in life when you’re simply at a loss for words, next steps — for thoughts of pretty much anything? I’m at a loss right now. It’d be one thing if I was able to articulate what’s up — because with articulation comes some sort of inherent understanding of possible solutions. When you […]

Recalculating.

When the simplest plans go awry, you begin to wonder what’s conspiring against you. All I needed to do was stop by the pharmacy on my way home…but then I realized I needed to get gas, as well. Two things. Two simple things. My brain was on it. Recalculating route. I pulled into the gas […]

Deep Thoughts

Who remembers Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey? My favorite went something like this: “If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let ’em go — because man…they’re gone.” I was standing in the TSA line this morning at LAX. Terminal 3, to be exact — the same place where the TSA […]

Tayo’s Lesson

He’s getting up there in age. He usually doesn’t sleep with me, as he tends to prefer staying out most of the night despite his years. He’s lazy and naps during the day while I slave away. He is soft-spoken but demanding and persistent when he wants something — which is rare, except when it […]

The Yardstick

My mom used to sew when I was little. I remember her sewing machine, its color, the smell, the sound. I tried a couple of times and can’t say my efforts were a complete failure, but I much preferred sewing small things by hand: scrunchies (it was, after all, the ’80s), maybe a doll dress […]

The Puzzle.

So I have a dilemma, but not. I’d radio the problem into Houston, if I could, but it’s not really that, either. A coworker told me today it’s simply more of a puzzle. I thought about this for a while. She’s right. Consider this: everything in our lives is a puzzle. Some are simple, familiar […]

The Bus Stop Hitchhiker

During my commute home, I saw a woman hitchhiking. At a bus stop. It was as though she had no idea she was standing in a designated, covered location where a bus would stop multiple times each day. Others were waiting for the bus, as well, and they were watching her with much curiosity. I could practically […]

Deserving.

There are certain movies I’ll watch every time I see them on TV, and 27 Dresses is one of them. Tonight, I heard something for the first time — really heard it. I’d watched the scene before, but there’s a line that finally resonated deep within. Kevin says to Jane, “I think you deserve more than what […]