All I Want to Say Is…

I want to write tonight.  I do.  But there’s just too much…stuff.  Too many thoughts to write, too many things to do.

Because, while I want to write, I also want to take the hour or two that my children are in bed to watch Once Upon A Time.  I have guilty pleasures.

I also need to figure out babysitting for the next couple months, and how I’m going to survive being a retail widow again this year, and dealing with something else that I can’t really talk about, but is stressing me out something fierce (don’t worry your pretty heads, it’s nothing too horrible).

Instead, tonight, I’ll just write a few things I’ve been thinking about.  Maybe I will do this every now and then, so at least I post something.  I haven’t given myself a weekly or monthly goal for blogging, because, let’s face it, I’m just not that kind of girl.  But maybe this way I can just say a few words, and keep them fresh in my mind, and can elaborate later.


All I want to say is…

– There is a reason why so many people in this world hate Christianity (and other religions as well), and that is quite possibly the reason some Christians (and followers of other religions) leave their faith.  Ponder that.

– It shouldn’t take more than five minutes for children to get ready for bed.  Brush teeth.  Go to the bathroom.  (A half hour later and they were surprised that they didn’t get to read books tonight?).  Seriously.

– I will continue to analyze, speculate, and decipher my life’s purpose and meaning.  I may never find my answer, but if I don’t question it, then I’m not being true to myself.

That is all.

For now.


Hopes and Dreams and Cleaning House

If The Lorix Chronicles were my home, then I would need to clean house (and possibly add an addition or two).  Thank goodness it’s not, because my real home is a disaster and if I wanted to add to it, I’d have to save up for 13 years to put in a 10-square foot closet.


(Isn’t she cute?  She’s all happy about vacuuming and dancing-while-cleaning.  This is the opposite of me.)

However, this blog does need a makeover, so in the next week or two More


God has a good sense of humor, doesn’t she?  (See what I did there?  Gonna get everyone all fired up).  Last week, I shared that my biggest wish for this school year was to sleep.

And sleep I did.  For about 3 days straight.  Pneumonia, folks.  I don’t recommend it.  God is hilarious.

Okay, enough about me.

Do you remember where you were on 9/11?  I was working at a condo reservation company called Vacation Values, sitting at my desk, when one of my coworkers came in and told us what was happening.  She heard it on the radio on her way in to work.  I didn’t believe her.  I went to my dad’s office, which was one floor below ours.  He had a TV in his conference room.  I hoped I would see that it wasn’t true.  I wish I didn’t turn it on and watch, but I did.  Didn’t we all?  It was horrifying seeing people, on live TV, jumping from the towers to their deaths.  I will never forget that.

The days and weeks following were sad and confusing, but it was the only time I felt like everyone in our country was together.  No one was fighting about this.  Everyone was helping, praying, caring.

Let’s remember that.  We all had our differences, but somehow we managed to come together.

I don’t have much else to say about that, but I thought this video was a fantastic way to remember the people who came together, in the midst of the confusion, when no one even knew what was happening yet, and helped.  Because that’s what they had to do.



Going to get some more shut-eye now.  Take care everyone, and remember to remember.

Tips, Must-haves, and Favorites (or, “How I like to deflect with humor”)

As I searched Pinterest tonight for “writing prompts for bloggers” (because you don’t ALWAYS want to hear about me being depressed and crazy, right?), I came across this:

Write On: August Blogging Prompts

Write On: August Blogging Prompts


Not quite my blogging “genre,” but let’s try it.  And yes, I know it’s September and not August.  Just roll with it.

1. Tips for getting organized for the new school year

Fret and worry.

Get mad at Pinterest for making me feel like a loser mom because I don’t cut my kid’s fruit into various shapes and skewer them together in ROY.G.BIV order, or create a masterpiece in a Bento Box.

Go to psychiatrist, obtain new prescription to stabilize mood.

(Reality check: My husband would shake his head and laugh, because all the above are true AND I also went to great lengths to prepare More

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

2012 in review

So…about 1800 people viewed my blog this year.  And I have had no new posts.

Maybe it’s time I get back to writing, huh?


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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