Soul sisters

I just got back from Target with the jokers and we sang along to “Hey, Soul Sister” in the car. (Guilty pleasure.) We bought some more Halloween decorations because I like to hemorrhage money. It was a great moment in the middle of a crappy week. Here are some more pics from the week. Looking at […]

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My post about suicide

This post is going to get very real, very fast. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I have considered killing myself. More times than I can count. If I had ever had a gun at my disposal, I am quite certain I would not be here writing this. (That’s one big reason why I am […]

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the good, the bad, the narcissistic

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I’m curious to know your thoughts. Are people basically good, or bad? Basically self-interested, or selfless? I just read this, and I’m torn. It’s heartwarming to read about the heroes who emerge in the face of crisis, and I usually wonder what I would do? I’m […]

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just breathe

Took the dog for a walk tonight. It was a beautiful, less humid night in my little subdivision. I borrowed Val’s big white headphones and turned on the Lyle Lovett radio station on Spotify. (I have loved Lyle Lovett since college. I’ve seen him in concert a bunch of times.I named my first cat after […]

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tonight’s beautiful sight

I’m feeling weird tonight. Wistful but powerful. Hopeful but straight-up scared. Not quite sure why I feel this way. Maybe because it’s the night before high school starts for our V. Big, big deal. But you know what’s keeping her calm, and by extension me? She’s making music with her dad. I just came across this […]

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high. school.

(Back at my stream-of-consciousness blogging. I really should think these things out.) I went with Val to her freshman orientation at Bloomington High School South tonight. I walked in with high hopes, and left deflated and hobbling. I think Val will be fine. She’s pretty nervous about how big the school is and if she’ll get […]

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marriage and a mini-marathon

Anthony trained for about 12 weeks to run the Monumental Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis. Today. He PR-d and he’s mildly happy with his finish time. I’m pretty proud of him and so are Val and Bella. Val and Anthony drove up last night and stayed with our friends Alex and Coady at their place near Broad […]

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