On stolen grocery carts

Yes. I’ve been known to steal grocery carts. There, I’ve said it. Orange is the new black, right? In my defense, the first time I committed cart robbery I was tired as only a single mom can be. And had been that way for so long, I thought I was on my game. Ha. It…

Christmas tree left of center

My son had put the Christmas tree in the old spot. The spot it used to go. The spot I have avoided putting it for two years now. This should have been a non-issue. But when I walked in and saw it standing where it used to be in my old life, I did not…

Zen accomplished

My mind overfloweth. Not only does it overfloweth, it raceth like Usain Bolt on a really, really good day. A fast Usain Bolt? That’s magic. My fast mind? Not so much. A bit more like chaos. A couple of years ago, I rediscovered meditation. I used to meditate in my twenties. When marriage, children and…

Big dreams in a tiny house

I sat on a small couch in a tiny house, looking out the window. I smiled as I dreamed of the future. I talked to God. “This is our house. I know it’s only the fifth or sixth house we’ve looked at but it feels like home. If You can just see fit to put…

Beyond coffee

My day begins with the squeak of a door and the bark of a dog. Teenaged boys are not quiet by nature, but the squeak of the door is my fault entirely. I don’t oil it because it alerts me to people entering and leaving the house. And when you have teenaged boys, you want…