oh, gentle reader, grab something yummy to drink and meet me back here, ok? i have lots to tell you and so many pictures to show you! great to see you back here! my drink of choice is a caramel apple cider! yum-o! so last thursday morning i took kiroman to the airport so he could jet off to rochester,... Read more →


here is your sparkle for this week! tis the season, right? we are down to the last few shopping days before Christmas! the countdown has begun... gentle reader, many of us will still be hustling and bustling to finish up our shopping. that means passing by many full cart corrals in those parking lots. so why not a grab a... Read more →


this was a facebook status teenager posted earlier today. she had been thinking about it last night but then a tweet from another friend prompted her to post. his tweet was prefaced with knowing what he was about to say was mean but he posted anyway. his tweet was that "special needs" people shouldn't do pda in the hallways of... Read more →


holy cow, gentle reader! i am so freaking excited to share this story with you... kiroman and i are blessed to have one of the most awesome kids ever!!! and i mean ever! if you know teen ager, you know that she lives very strictly by her moral/ethical code. her standards are supreme. there are no contradictions in her life.... Read more →


and it's definitely not for the timid. everyone has a past. things that stab them right between the eyes. old grudges. old shame. regrets that steal your sleep and leave you awake until you fear for your own sanity. betrayals that make your soul scream so loud you wonder why no one else hears it. in the end, we are... Read more →


waiting for kiroman to check in from seattle. he left early this morning to speak at a chiropractic event! i had no idea it was a full day of traveling to get from the city to seattle! i dropped him off at the airport early early early this morning...i will be picking him up early evening tomorrow. i miss that... Read more →


1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Identity… GO i never really knew what i wanted to do with my life. until... i met kiroman. then i... Read more →


the awesome gypsy mama provides a topic every friday morning. i have really been working on getting the blog post done in a timely manner regarding her prompt. i am so off schedule that i totally forgot it was friday until just a few minutes ago! here is the scoop: around here we write for five minutes flat on fridays.... Read more →