Texting Nightmares

You posted that you would pour a bucket of ice water over your boyfriend's head if you got 100 comments. You are married what boyfriend? We are separated Yes we’re married but that’s because we can’t afford a divorce. We went our own ways because our relationship is very toxic and we need to work... Continue Reading →

Weekend Oddities

We had a weird weekend this weekend. I decided to take the kids back to the beach because it was warm and something to do. Saturday was a bit cooler but not awful and the water was not freezing this time. They spent a lot of time in the sand as it was tough to... Continue Reading →

Memorial Day

The real reason for Memorial Day I lost two friends in Iraqi Freedom. My Commander Phil and his Operations Lieutenant Lou. The deaths hit me hard as they were a fratricide. The one who committed the crime has also died at this point in time. He was my driver (Officers rarely drive) and a long... Continue Reading →

River Antics

It was sooo hot today. OK maybe it was me but I was quite warm. I wanted to have the girls come down to the river with me so we could have some fun. N refused. She had stolen from me earlier today and I caught her so of course she is not going to... Continue Reading →

Social Media Drama

Tonight my sister called me to ask if I had read my daughter's Facebook posts. Nope I had not. I was celebrating with N and M2 the fact that N won an award for Math in her high school. Too busy being happy to see the crap she posted but my sister is off the... Continue Reading →

Trauma and Tin Foil Dinners

Need a fire to make the dinner Parenting kids with trauma is super hard and yet it is what I signed up for when I adopted the kids. I feel stupid now that something didn't dawn on me earlier as I struggled hard with N. She went to respite this weekend and all of the... Continue Reading →

More Outside Learning

Today I told the kids we were going outside today to learn something. They grumbled and complained but when I told them s'mores and a tether-ball would be set up they both jumped up to help. Yep I bought a tether-ball for all of us off of ebay. It came today and we installed the... Continue Reading →

Taking Time to Chill

Baby K and M2 cooking marshmallows. The star and moon on the right side were from the setting sun coming through the cutouts on the pit. Getting dark but embers still aglow. It had been rainy and chilly a lot this past week so today it was finally nice enough to enjoy the fire so... Continue Reading →

Work Backfires

Today my kids learned that sometimes life is also not fair to Mom. Unfortunately they learned it as I tried to eliminate curse words through the tears streaming down my face. Nope it wasn't them this time it was actually work. I explained to the kids at the beginning of the pandemic that sometimes you... Continue Reading →

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