THIS IS MY LIFE NOW! Or, Change Your Life, Change the World.

Welcome to the first installment of ‘this is my life now’! I’ll run this whenever I stop and realize my life is once again a rollicking comedy of errors. So, at least once a month. This month I’ve been training for a new job, working at a church preschool. The hours are perfect; I’m atContinue reading “THIS IS MY LIFE NOW! Or, Change Your Life, Change the World.”

That Chihuahua Lady or, Apologizing to Twelve Year Old Me

That Chihuahua Lady. This is what I will henceforth be known as. When you have one Chihuahua mix you can say, well, he was small and I was in an apartment and people go, oh, okay, well that makes sense. (Because what kind of wimp in their right mind WANTS a shivering little cat-dog?) But whenContinue reading “That Chihuahua Lady or, Apologizing to Twelve Year Old Me”

Magnum 357’s and Other Things I Talk about Now

“Does the gun bother you? Really?” Asks my incredulous UBER driver about the 357 magnum she has in the driver’s console. I stare at the hard gray plastic, envisioning the gun resting inside. Safety on? Maybe. Loaded? Definitely. I look back up at her, age indeterminate but based on the amount of gray in herContinue reading “Magnum 357’s and Other Things I Talk about Now”

Exciting and Terrifying Beginnings

Alright alright I know it’s been awhile. I haven’t dropped the ball I promise I’ve just been juggling other balls while I kept this one tucked under my chin. It’s time to release the ‘blog’ ball once again. Let it fly! Let me tell you right off I’m in Canada (yippie!). The flight here wasContinue reading “Exciting and Terrifying Beginnings”

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Also, SAHM Survival Guide eh?

Happy Almost Mother’s Day! Have you called your mother lately!? I call my mom so much she’s like…sweetie I love you but maybe stop calling me more than five times a morning while I’m at work? In any case, it’s time for an episode of…SAHM Survival Guide eh? The anxious stay at home mom (orContinue reading “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Also, SAHM Survival Guide eh?”

April is National Poetry Month Y’all!

 So April is national poetry month! To celebrate I’ve written two new poems about my two favorite people: Ellie: She’s so wise A shy wonder Her perceptivity a marvel Her resiliency surprising Bouncy brown curls An open grin A flash of small white teeth, laughing with me now Arms shaking Eyes narrowed Taking what she wantsContinue reading “April is National Poetry Month Y’all!”

THE RETURN OF THE BLOG

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Helvetica Neue’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Helvetica Neue’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Alright my peeps I’ve been on hiatus for a bit working on some side projects called…Angela Goes To Mexico and Angela FinishesContinue reading “THE RETURN OF THE BLOG”

Being A Better Angela Right Now, Eh? Or, at least, a happier one.

We’re driving home today from school and my little guy starts fussing. “Jacket (pause) OFF, Mommy.” I glance in my rearview mirror and he’s pulling at the hood of his big, puffy green winter jacket (it was 34F here today!) and struggling with his car seat buckle and making adorable grunts of frustration. He’s spittingContinue reading “Being A Better Angela Right Now, Eh? Or, at least, a happier one.”

Bringing Big-Picture Love to Small-Picture Life

My kids go to a mommy’s day out program twice a week (when they’re not contagious). So like once a month, I pile us into the van and I drop them at this place that loves kids, everyone’s kids, and takes such good care of them and it feels wonderful and relaxing. Then I eitherContinue reading “Bringing Big-Picture Love to Small-Picture Life”

Turning Your Face To The Sun

I love life. Isn’t it beautiful? Isn’t it amazing and wonderful? Isn’t it surprising and delightful? Isn’t it full of miracles big and small? Helen Keller said ‘Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows’. And that lady knew a thing or two about shadows. She’s also one of theContinue reading “Turning Your Face To The Sun”