Hint of Rebellion

By |August 18th, 2016|

I’ll admit that I go through seasons where I feel slightly rebellious. Fortunately, the urge usually lasts only a few days and is usually limited to pathetic things like rebelling against pre-rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, going to Walmart without having put deodorant on yet that day (gosh…a lot of my posts lately have been about not putting deodorant on…), and going through the doors marked “entrance” instead of the doors marked “exit” when leaving a store. Sometimes I feel compelled to eat an unhealthy amount of chips or Oreos. But for the most part, my spurts […]

Contemplating a Career Change

By |August 12th, 2016|

I often ponder my career choice. Especially now as a stay-at-home mom when most of my day-to-day activities are less than glamorous. Don’t get me wrong, I love my little people with all my heart and I love providing them with a great, well-rounded day of activities, but yesterday I forgot to put deodorant on. By the end of the day I realized how offensive I was. And I don’t mean with my words. It was the pits (ba dum tssss). I probably wouldn’t have forgotten to put deodorant on if I had an exciting career.

As an entering college […]

Communicable Diseases Roulette

By |August 8th, 2016|

Germs are everywhere. I know they’ve always been everywhere, but since having kids it’s as if I look through scope-like goggles that zero in on possible contaminants and red flashing “enemy” text pops up in my line of sight. My mind is often screaming throughout the day. DANGER!!! DANGER!!! Sometimes the enemy is a kid running around in the vicinity of my kid with snot dripping into their mouths. CHANGE COURSE!!! ABORT MISSION!!! my brain yells. Sometimes the enemy is the stack of dimes and pennies my kid is having fun putting in his piggy bank one by one. […]

Ego Check

By |August 5th, 2016|

Back when I was working full time, I was driving into work late one morning after an early doctor appointment. A large, grungy pick-up truck pulled up to my left as I was stopped at a light about two miles away from the office. I kept my gaze fixed ahead so as to not incite any kind of unwanted attention. But something in the corner of my eye caught my attention — a brown, hulking figure slowly leaned forward in the front passenger window of that car next to me. Frustration and annoyance welled up within in me as I […]

Expectorating and Other Big Words

By |August 3rd, 2016|

I love vocabulary words. I can attribute it to my high school english teacher, Mr. Gerlach. I had a mild panic attack when I got my schedule that junior year because I heard Mr. Gerlach’s class was brutal. He had earned a reputation. He had weekly vocabulary AND grammar tests in addition to regular english classy things. But in a world of “LOL” and “their/they’re”, I’m abundantly grateful that he shouldered the responsibility of infusing the students he taught with extra smarts. Ironically, that was the year I had my four wisdom teeth removed and I still managed to gain […]

Me, My Doctor, and Hypochondria

By |August 1st, 2016|

I’ve been blessed to have great medical professionals in my life. I feel like they’ve been very patient to hear me out, explain things to me, and answer questions when I contact them for advice.

But I’m going to have to tell Dr. Ryan I will no longer be needing his chiropractic services. The other day I was laying on my back on the floor with my head tilted to one side when my toddler saw an opportunity to carpe diem and sat on my face. My neck cracked a few times. Sure, the next day it was throbbing and I […]