Category Archives: Furry Friends

In Dog Years

Every year, the holiday season feels a little different than the one before. When our kids were little and wide-eyed, Christmas was Magical and Big and Festive, and I was a hurried, harried, sleep-deprived mess, trying to ensure every candy … Continue reading

Posted in Furry Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Toy Poodle

If you haven’t yet discovered Dan Pearce at Single Dad Laughing, please take a moment and go find him now. (I’ve made it really easy for you. All you have to do is click on the link.) He’s witty and … Continue reading

Posted in Furry Friends, My Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

400 Words

Chris. Sam. Gus. Mary Claire. George. Coffee and a Mac and words tumbling through my brain. Mint chocolate. Pajamas, preferably cozy PJ pants and an old t-shirt. My beautiful forever friends. Loud laughter. Quiet nights by the fire. Books. Books. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Thinks, Furry Friends, Great Reads, Help From My Friends, Man Of My Dreams, Me Myself And I, My Kids, We Are Family, Write On | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Witness to Grief

Our guinea pig died Friday night. Newman was old, had lived a good life, had survived a 4-state move, had been loved by my kids. He was especially dear to Mary Claire. He slept in her bedroom, sat on her … Continue reading

Posted in Furry Friends, My Kids, We Are Family | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The “Couches Across Indiana” Tour

We have the best friends in the world. Truly. The. Best. We moved out of our home in mid-June anticipating an earlier house closing and capitalizing on the one date the moving company had available. When we announced our need … Continue reading

Posted in Furry Friends, Help From My Friends, Man Of My Dreams, My Kids | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Letter to Our Home Buyers

Dear Home Buyers, Welcome! We are thrilled that you found us, that you chose to look around, that you’re planning to stay a while. We know this hasn’t been the easiest process to go through, and we appreciate your patience. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Thinks, Furry Friends, Help From My Friends, Man Of My Dreams, My Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Vacation Haiku

A midnight return To dog poop throughout the house Why did we come home?

Posted in Furry Friends | Tagged , | Leave a comment