Like a Fart in a Frying Pan

I care for a priceless lady who is pleasantly demented. Her mobility has decreased significantly. She marvels that she wants to get up and move but her knees just sit there and do nothing. She stares at and then smacks them and says, “Come on knees!” The way she does that, I keep expecting themContinue reading “Like a Fart in a Frying Pan”

Baby, Don’t Mess with Your Mama’s Posse of Crazy Jesus Women!

My buzzing phone broke my train of thought. It was a recorded call letting me know that a student in my household had missed 6th block at the high school. Perplexed, I glanced at my watch and realized it was well after 4 p.m. He hadn’t kissed me when he got home. I hate itContinue reading “Baby, Don’t Mess with Your Mama’s Posse of Crazy Jesus Women!”

Nature’s Free for All

  If you wake up early enough, You’ll be treated to visible spider webs. Everywhere. Delicate strength, Laden with dew, Dancing for you, Swinging, inviting your hair to romance. They’ll court you this Fall Bejeweled like pearls, They’ll adorn your curls. They’ll drape your neck, You’ll scream, “what the heck?” And bat away at nature’sContinue reading “Nature’s Free for All”

From Sigh to Thanks to Snore

I lay awake at 2.36 a.m. and got to thinking that time spent marveling is better than time spent sighing. I yawned luxuriously, and it struck me, slowly, sleepily, that I was grateful for my mouth – for my upper and lower lip, my upper and lower jaw, my 27 teeth (sans wisdom teeth andContinue reading “From Sigh to Thanks to Snore”

My Dumb-Ass Moment of the Day

There’s a reason I need to take naps every day. Driving home from scouts this evening, I told my son, ” The sunset is phenomenal. Does that cloud look like an angry cash slot? I’m so sad that it’s getting late earlier and earlier.“ “You mean it’s getting dark earlier and earlier,” he corrected smugly, whichContinue reading “My Dumb-Ass Moment of the Day”