Tag: family

  • 2022-09-12 A Play-By-Play of My Own Personal Inferno

    2022-09-12 A Play-By-Play of My Own Personal Inferno

    The days come and go. Things happen that feel *noteworthy* but I’m not taking notes. In my head, a dozen times, I’ve thought about posting those pictures I took at UNL last week. I got invited by my darling daughter to read poems in the sound booth for an assignment. I’d never been in a […]

  • 2022-01-28 Giving Birth is Hard Work, Especially When You’re Distracted

    2022-01-28 Giving Birth is Hard Work, Especially When You’re Distracted

    I’m pushing hard to get that next “baby” of an issue for my lit mag out into the wide world. This one has a big head. It’s what’s on my mind and I keep getting distracted by the rest of life.  My husband is off work today which started at 6:30 am with a work […]

  • 2022-01-21 What’s Done is Done

    2022-01-21 What’s Done is Done

    Two days ago I was writing about my uncle in the hospital and today my dad had to make the tough decision to pull the intubation tube out of him, presumably the only thing keeping him alive. His body just could not take all the trauma of surgery and apparently he’s suffered many tiny strokes […]

  • 2022-01-20 Waiting.. and More Waiting + Thinking About Death

    2022-01-20 Waiting.. and More Waiting + Thinking About Death

    A week ago my uncle was taken by ambulance to a hospital in CB. Same day he was transferred to a hospital in Omaha and prepped for surgery for a subdural hematoma—bleeding around his brain.  Now it’s a week later and he’s awake but has been unresponsive. Still intubated, as I understand it and my […]

  • 2022-01-10 Another Year in the Rearview

    2022-01-10 Another Year in the Rearview

    And what a year it was! Am I right??!!  Sometimes when I’m on vacation and I have extra time, I elect to write about how it’s going. If I have a lot of extra time, there are pictures. That’s lovely to revisit later, but who has that kind of time?  I’m usually more about the […]

  • 2021-11-25 Happy Turkey Day Y’all!! 🧡🍗🥓🥧🥔🥐🥦🌽🧡

    2021-11-25 Happy Turkey Day Y’all!! 🧡🍗🥓🥧🥔🥐🥦🌽🧡

    Yes.. it’s THAT day again and I’m feeling pretty good. Let’s agree to set aside the sketchy origin of this holiday and instead focus on gratitude, spending quality time with people (hopefully), and…. FOOD!!  One meager year ago we were in isolation. No meetups or visits with friends and family and for sure no big […]

  • 2021-09-29 An Epic Rant from a Terrible Daughter…

    2021-09-29 An Epic Rant from a Terrible Daughter…

    You know that saying?.. How does it go?..  “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  It’s something like that.  Well… fuck that saying. There is absolutely nothing good I have to say about this situation with my mother but I’m done being the good daughter. At least here in […]

  • 2021-09-25 Happy FIVE-OHHH Bro! 🎉🚀🌕

    2021-09-25 Happy FIVE-OHHH Bro! 🎉🚀🌕

    Today I’m walking to try and rid myself of a headache that was probably induced by too much to drink at dinner last night. Some cocktail with a clever name I can’t recall. I suppose if it was really clever I’d remember it. 🤷‍♀️ After two of those I switched to amaretto sours which have […]

  • 2020-10-31 Seven Shrug Saturday 🤷‍♀️

    2020-10-31 Seven Shrug Saturday 🤷‍♀️

    When waking up with headaches are the rule and not the exception, it’s hard to know if the 6AM Saturday throb is a hangover or not. 🤔 It’s probably a hangover. The older I get the less I can drink without feeling like shit. 🤷‍♀️ I remember my mom telling me some years ago that […]

  • 2017-03-25 Ironic

    I’m looking out the window this morning and I have Alanis Morissette whispering in my ear “Isn’t it Ironic.. don’t you think?”. We haven’t had any real precipitation for weeks and weeks (and it was an extremely dry winter). Last weekend we put together our new trampoline out in the back yard and it’s pretty much […]