I never get tired of seeing the trains cross where I live. I know others get annoyed and irritated by the delay, but I appreciate the required stop to watch and listen. It also provides a unique opportunity that others who live where there are no trains may not have when conversing with their children. … Continue reading On the wrong side of the tracks.
I’ve shared before about why I vote now, how politics influenced me personally, and why my participation as a voter is important to those who I impacted as a former teacher. This will be the second run-off election our sons have seen up close. Unfortunately, unlike before, this election has felt like something I’ve needed … Continue reading Don’t vote if that’s what feels right.
It's a bit fuzzy, but that doesn't distract from my point. Playing fetch with a dog gets messy. Tennis balls especially collect moisture, dirt, and debris. The happier and more exhausted the dog is, the more grime you'll find in the cracks of your hands and under your nails. The cracks come from frequent washing … Continue reading Keep your nails trimmed, doggie tips continued.
I didn't catch a photo this time like I did before, but Bella was at work again, paws over her human pup's legs, watching and waiting. Our older son is ill now. Like his brother the week prior, he will also miss most of the school week. They are very different creatures, my children. The … Continue reading I’m getting sick of us getting sick.
I agreed to answer some questions regarding our oldest son for a college project. The first question was related to when I first thought he might be gifted. What happened? What signs? When he was about three years old, my son asked to play soccer. His father and I enrolled him in a youth soccer … Continue reading When I knew he was different.
Many people have high functioning anxiety. Because they are “high functioning”, most other people don’t realize that anxiety is present. Traits that others see as positives might sometimes be expressions of anxiety. Even counselors have missed my anxiety, because I mask very, very well. More or less, I’m able to fake most of my life, … Continue reading High Functioning Anxiety- I don’t want to disappoint you.
I'm not sure how, but my old rings finally came off and I did get my sparkly silicone bands that will help with swelling during and after exercise. They will also make my work as an animal caregiver easier. Some animals have extremely fluffy fur and I always worry about accidentally hurting them if my … Continue reading Sparkly
Bella isn't overtly affectionate. She doesn't lick much or run to the door to greet us. At times, she seems aloof and distant, but I can always count on her to be near when one of her human pups is sick. She seems to understand that she has something they need and only she can … Continue reading His Little Pony
Living in Georgia during an election year wasn’t previously stressful like it is now. Prior to 2018, Georgia’s political leanings were fairly reliable. I had a general idea of which candidates would win and what color Georgia would be on maps when it popped up during news segments. I also knew from much earlier in … Continue reading Why I’m still voting.
Occasionally, I hear a song that I have to play again and then a few more times following, letting the lyrics settle in and do the work that art does. I find that certain songs seem to show up at just the right time to make me pause and feel and grow. Unsurprisingly to those … Continue reading Taylor Swift and October 15th