How's your weekend going? This should be a followup to the PTA dilemma I shared months ago. I am not heading up any committee, but I am preparing food for the monthly faculty meetings along with another parent. Next week is the big week for December so I'm getting ready to go to … Continue reading Find the Happy
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of you. This blogosphere has seen me through some tough times and I will forever be grateful for you -- my friends and readers. I've done my best to bring variety to Grief Happens, even though it didn't start out that way. This blog has become a happy space for … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season, Happy Tardy Thanksgiving, and a Week of Tidying
I feel strongly that I should warn you about the nature of this post. It's a whiney, first-world rant of the largest degree. Move forward at your own risk. I'm in a bitch of a mood. It started at 6:30 this morning when Wallace jumped on Pier's head. Piers slept in my room last night … Continue reading Post-Holiday Funk
We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas. We beckon the good season to wait a while with us. We, Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, say come. Peace. Come and fill us and our world with your majesty. We, the Jew and the Jainist, the Catholic and the Confucian, implore you to stay … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I consider myself a people person. I like people. They spark my curiosity, and I want to know their stories. What made them think a certain way about something? Who were their parents? What have they seen? What joys have they known? What pains? Sometimes this is easier with strangers than with those we love … Continue reading I’m Turning Relatives Into Trees for Christmas — Want to Join Me?
I recently ran across this -- 10 Things Organized People Do Every Day. Oh how I'd love to tell you that I knocked this one out of the park... Not the case. Let's see how I compare. What about you? We can do this...right? 1) They plan each day the night before. Mmm kay. I … Continue reading I’m Not Even Close — Organized Peeps Do WHAT??!!
First, I feel compelled to confess. Last week did not go as well as I had hoped in the organizing/scheduling sense. More on that to come... But ever the optimist, I'm gonna tell you what I'm happy about. WE SURVIVED HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!! I think I might have made a better 70s mom -- it seems holidays … Continue reading Happy Halloween a Day Late
It's been a rough few days, y'all. So today we did what we do when we're not sure how to make sense of this big, beautiful, tragic life. We went to the beach. It didn't make everything okay, but I feel like I can face the world now. I'm looking forward to summer and lots … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Okay, I need to do a holiday update but it will have to wait. I've been feeling a bit down and ready for the season festivities to conclude already. I was rolling around in my misery today until I talked to my friend, Leigh. She has the flu. I immediately switched from feeling sorry for … Continue reading Beyonce’s Coming Over
Typically, writing is healing for me, but lately it just feels like one more thing to do. I've been surviving each week by focusing on my kids and staying busy. I just don't want to be still long enough to feel the pain. I'm a big believer in working through difficult situations, but I'm trudging … Continue reading I Hurt Too Much to Blog