Suicide Prevention: The Blame Game

If you’ve been following our story as part of Suicide Prevention Month, you’ve heard me mention the Blame Game. I blamed myself. I blamed the world. I blamed myself. I blamed teenage angst. I blamed myself. I blamed hormones. I blamed myself. Blaming myself seemed natural. I birthed her. I fed her and rocked her.Continue reading “Suicide Prevention: The Blame Game”

Bee Hive Update

You may or may not know that my husband and daughter have been raising and cultivating bees in our backyard. It was my husband’s dream to have bees, and it has been the best experience. We have all learned so much. Here’s the most recent update… 🐝🐝🐝 Bad news and good news for the hives…Continue reading “Bee Hive Update”

Out of the Mud At Last

Y’all ever stepped in that kind of mud that sucks your foot right up, and you lose your shoe? You can’t go on. What do you do with your sock foot? How do you get your shoe unstuck and back on without getting completely muddy? You just stand there holding up one foot, trying notContinue reading “Out of the Mud At Last”

Identity Crisis?

My hair is purple, right in the front. It’s been blonde, even red, but purple…it’s kind of my thing. It’s fun. I get compliments on it all the time. People ask me questions about it, too. Is it permanent? (Yes.) Do you do it yourself? (Heck no.) Does your husband like it? (Yes.) Is itContinue reading “Identity Crisis?”

Maine… and peace.

A few things occurred to me this morning, one of which was that I needed to tell you that our trip to Maine was as wonderful as expected and a much-needed chance to breathe (especially for Keith). For the first time in a long time, he wasn’t constantly on the phone guiding someone through repairingContinue reading “Maine… and peace.”

Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022

I learned today (my favorite thing I learned today!) is that teenagers are listening. When they trust you, they really do listen. They take your advice, your warnings, your words all to heart. I AM leaving a legacy, even when studio life feels burdensome. I really am. I am absolutely living the dream. (Thank you,Continue reading “Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022”