A Little Sassy Update

I wanted to give y'all a little update about what's been going on in my personal life. It seems like I've been blogging here and there and not really letting my readers know what I've been up to lately. No one really prepares you for the grief you feel when you lose your momma.  It's gut wrenching, lonely, and no one really wants to talk about it that much. At first, I wanted to gloss it over like everything was just fine; always the pollyanna.  It didn't help much. You can't run away from grief, trust me, Lord knows I tried. You have to take it like a big girl. And one day, if you are … [Read more...]

When Did You Stop Dancing?

I went to a wedding this past weekend. It was held in the Dallas area where I lived for over twelve years. I made lots of friendships over that amount of time. It started out as a family trip. We booked a hotel room in Frisco that had an indoor pool. And two of our kids ended up getting a virus and stayed behind with my husband. It was just me and one of my 8 year old twin daughters, Savannah. She couldn't believe that it was going to be the two of us. It is pretty rare to spend so much time with one child when you have three children. The weather forecast called for heavy … [Read more...]

My Boy

Ever since I went through all the  pictures for my son's 8th grade graduation ceremony, I've been filled with such melancholy. I will never forget when I took my son out in public by myself for the very first time. He was about two weeks old and I ventured out to the mall. I took him to the bathroom in Dillard's because I knew that they had those big chairs in the seating area. I thought it would be comfy and quiet in case I needed to feed him. Do you remember being a first time mom and everything had to perfect, structured and carefully planned? Yeah, those days are so long gone. … [Read more...]

About Me

A few weeks ago I updated the "About Me" on the blog. Initially I had put something vague about who I was because it felt rather strange to have a whole website to myself.  It felt a little narcissistic at first. Plus, I wanted the blog to be about my friends too. Since I  have recently been looking for a job, a real job with benefits and everything, I thought it best just to give the specifics since I decided to include the blog on my resume.  Over the last fourteen years when my son was born I have had a resume filled with full time, part-time, contract work, etc. I have been in and out … [Read more...]

The Race of Life

I thought I would let you know about my San Antonio Rock and Roll Half Marathon experience. I had every intention of taking a lot of pictures but my camera phone is awful and it’s kind of hard to fit the fancy camera in my fanny pack! There are only a few pictures that I can share with you. This was my fifth half marathon to participate in and by far the one I was dreading the most. I hadn’t been training as much as in years past so I had absolutely no expectations other than finishing. I was determined to cross that finish line no matter how long it would take me. And it was going to take … [Read more...]

My Prayer

I have been struggling recently to blog something,anything.  I would sit down at my computer but no words would come; nothing seemed appropriate.   I attended several funerals last week. My friends have been very heavy on my heart and I just wasn't in the frame of mind to post something positive or upbeat and certainly not the shopping and food posts that I had lined up. It all seemed so frivolous. I know that death and funerals are not the most popular blog topics. I have never used this forum to ask for prayers. Please allow me to push through the pain and post this. The … [Read more...]

The Long and Winding Road

I took a trip down the “Long and Winding Road” near my hometown in East Texas this past weekend. I haven't been down this road in a very long time. It is about 3 miles long and full of twists and curves. Not only is it scenic but is also somewhat secluded as well.   I don't know the history of who might have given this little road the unofficial name after the famous Beatles song. I only remember that when I was a teenager, everyone who had ever been on it knew exactly what road you were referring to without ever having to give directions to meet them there. You simply had to say, … [Read more...]

My Two Reasons to Live Fearlessly

Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking to first year medical students enrolled at UT Health Science Center. The topic was about death and dying. The professors wanted the students to experience personal stories after almost a full year of studying textbooks.  This isn’t a new program and has been going on for many years. I found it rather ironic that my Daddy who was a practicing physician for almost 40 years and my sister who had obtained her Ph.D in Education would be the ones whose stories I would be sharing in this teaching environment. They had both lost their battle with cancer; … [Read more...]

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