Getting it Done is More Important than Sleep… a parenting truth

1912090_10152088576033370_762349289_nParenting can be hard but being a single parent can be really, really hard. Not having someone to share the duties with is exhausting. There’s often not enough hours in the day to get everything you need to do done. And when you’re sick that gets even harder.

That’s been me this week. Fighting this brutal sinus/ chest cold thing that started with a painful sore throat and no voice. I work in radio, I need my voice. And I have to work. We’re short one announcer so sick days aren’t an option. Continue reading

The Power of Love Notes

love note far shotMonday was perfectly living up to it’s reputation.

Princess D missed her bus, so I lost 45 minutes of my morning driving her there. Inherited Teen wasn’t feeling well and I couldn’t find a way to get her home, and spending time trying to figure that out made me late for work. And then there were a fair number of small, Monday style annoyances that happened making me wish I had never gotten out of bed. Continue reading

Sunday Morning Silence

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I can’t remember the last time I sat and sipped my coffee on a Sunday morning in silence. This ┬ámorning I am doing just that. Right now there’s no music blaring in another room, no 5-year old singing or yelling at me to do something for her. Nothing. Not even a cat trying to jump on my lap because I have banished them all outside. There is nothing but the calm of a Sunday morning silence. And I am ecstatic… and feeling slightly shell shocked. Continue reading

Can Men and Women Simply Be Friends? … questions sparred from online dating

davis and i think... we think really hard....

davis and i think… we think really hard….

With my last profile on Plenty of Fish, I made it very clear I was interested in making friends and only friends. While I did realize for some this is code for “let’s get down and dirty when I’m in town” I politely declined these offers and for those who persisted I not so politely told those mofos they were barking up the wrong tree. Continue reading

This… makes me happy.

"i wanna take a picture of yoooooouuuu," princess d: age 2.5

There are some things that make me happy no matter what has happened that day. I could be feeling scrampier than scrampy, totally pushed over the edge from life, work or child rearing yet these things can bring a smile to my face no matter what. Mostly all of these things are instigated and inspired by Davis Grace Sophia Sullivan …

… simply, my best gift ever.