Tag Archives: Day-in-the-life

To the Passenger who Called Me A Slut

I don’t even know what you said in full, the wind disrupted the sound waves as your words were on their way from your mouth to my ears.

“Slut village?” “This isn’t Slut Village?”

Whatever you said, it initially made me chuckle. Receiving catcalls and obscenities is something I’d expect in my college town. And something that did happen often while I was in college, not because of how I acted, or how I dressed, but because men are men and that’s all. Continue reading

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Why I don’t easily Trust Doctors

A little story. Or intelligent rant, as my husband puts it.

I had my blood drawn the other day. (Lucky me.) Upon exiting, I was given the choice of using tape versus a bandage to cover the blood. Ironically, I wasn’t given the choice of needle used for the procedure.  Continue reading

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Don’t mess with the sleeping baby

Have you ever been pulled over on a five-lane interstate with a sleeping baby in the back? I haven’t… until today.

Before this unfortunate encounter, I spent an entire two hours in my car, putting my toddler to sleep and then making sure he stayed asleep. He needed it bad. Continue reading

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Illusions

Apparently, I don’t have enough challenges in my life. For some crazy reason, I decided I needed to do a book study [insert surprise emoji here]. The other night, I struggled to read through a sixteen-page chapter. I lost track of how many times I had to re-start. The black words appeared gray to me, Continue reading

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Big Pains and Little Hands

A lamp lies sideways on the floor, like a tree knocked down in a wind storm. There are pieces of laundry sprinkled across the rooms; pieces of mail too – cardboard here, envelope there, bubble wrap here. One boot at the entry way, its match by the bedroom door. Continue reading

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I am a dishwasher

Growing up, my siblings and I used to complain a lot about washing the dishes. It seemed like all of our friends and all of our cousins had electronic dishwashers installed in their kitchens. We were probably the only house in the entire city that didn’t make the switch. Woe was us. Continue reading

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Forgotten Realities

This morning, I had the great privilege of partaking in one of my favorite things on earth. A little luxury, a little therapy time. I showered.

*gasp*

Any mom reading this knows what I’m talking about. Showering with little ones takes clever strategy. Continue reading

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There Goes February’s Pirate Ship

Five days into March and I’m still wondering what happened to February.

Like this coloring project, February seems incomplete. So many tasks on last month’s to-do lists overflowing onto this month’s. Where did the time go? Oh yeah. It went into surviving. Into covering the basics, into the every day, and the simple mundane. The grocery shopping and cooking and tidying up and cleaning (or not). The feedings and potty times and laundry. And more laundry. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my Love

When you struggle to just get through the day due to chronic pain, your husband might need to make his own birthday pancake batter. And he might have to get ready for work, dodging a mess of unwashed dishes and unfolded laundry. Continue reading

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THANKFUL THURSDAY #3

Today I’m thankful for cookies.

I know what you’re thinking: “Who isn’t thankful for cookies,” right? But let me tell you why these cookies are extra special.

First of all, I am the kind of person whose day is highly impacted (in the positive sense) by chocolate. Whether it’s a couple squares of my current favorite chocolate bar, chocolate ice cream, or a single chocolate chip, this little delicacy can seriously be the sunshine of my days.  Continue reading

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