I’m up at 3 AM thinking about a meeting I attended today and why it got under my skin. I find myself back in the town I fled in the wake of high school. I am here not so much because I had a great desire to return to a small town, or because I … Continue reading 3 AM with Visions of Naked Emperors
I've said for many, many years that I thought that most people were bisexual on some level, but that the tendency is socialized out of most of us, pushed deep into our psyches. Men, in particular, are not encouraged towards bisexuality and the only thing mainstream society likes about a bisexual woman is if she's … Continue reading Sexuality is like a Tequila Sunrise – It Has Layers
Last year at this time we were getting a phone call from the transplant coordinator letting us know there were lungs available for Jasmine. Another family had made the decision we had to make six weeks ago. We went to see Scooby Doo tonight and one of the trailers before the film was for the … Continue reading You Can’t Always Get What You Want
I woke up at 5:30 on Saturday morning and knew I wasn't going back to sleep. I got up quietly, slipped on a dress and went outside. Considering how late the previous night's activities went on, I wasn't expecting to run into anyone else. When I stepped outside, it was cloudy and cool, with a … Continue reading Blowin’ Through the Jasmine in My Mind
From Monday Madness: 1. In your opinion, what is the perfect temperature? For summer, the perfect temp is 83 degrees Fahrenheit. With a nice breeze. Winter, hm, I'd say the perfect temp is 29 degrees, no wind... cold enough for snow to stick, but not so cold that I have to wear a ski mask. … Continue reading Monday Meme Randomness
Okay, so yesterday we went to see Harry Potter AND the party was a smashing success, due to the fab-u-lous people hosting it, and I had a great time. Signs of said good time include bruised fingers from banging on drums and smudged mascara that has transferred itself from my top eyelashes to the wrinkly … Continue reading 10:15 Saturday Night
Today is Nina's 1st birthday. We're just doing a family thing for her and will have a cake and open the presents that have been sent. I'll take pictures and we'll either post them here or at Ofoto, and I'll post a link here. Last year on this day, at this time, they had just … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Nina!
Just a quick entry. If you are not a parent, this will probably mean nothing to you, but last night Nina spent the entire night in her own bed -- woo hoo! She still woke up for about an hour from 2 - 3, but I just sat with her in her bedroom until she … Continue reading night news
From P-O-Y: This Week's Topic : Friendly Secrets "A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway." ~ Jerome Cummings A friend truly has seen us at our very best and worse. They have seen us at our silliest and at our ugliest..... They know all those little things about us that we … Continue reading Friendly Secrets
Nina took her first steps today, in the living room just as the symphony at the end of "Mr. Holland's Opus" swelled in the background. Could she have chosen a better soundtrack? My girl! At 10 1/2 months old, she beat the pants off both her sisters, who were well over a year old before … Continue reading Nina Walks!