Monthly Archives: September 2014

God and the Leopards

One day, when Bubba was seven, we shared an unforgettable conversation. While I trimmed his hair, he asked me, “Do you know the story about God and the leopards?” “No, tell me.” “I don’t understand it, so I can’t tell … Continue reading

Posted in Personally | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

One-Liner Wednesday — That Wasn’t in the Books!

“You mean you have to burp them every single time they eat?!?” — Incredulous me, to my mother, four days after Sassy’s birth   One-Liner Wednesdays are brought to you by LindaGHill

Posted in Personally | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Monday, but with Folly

I had such a day yesterday, Tracey compared me to enacting The Comedy of Errors and I couldn’t argue with the correlation. Dreams and tossing about made sure I slept poorly Sunday night. 6am did not care. I walked the dog, … Continue reading

Posted in Personally | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Kindergarten-ly

I really am forty. In a two months and a few days, I’ll be forty-one, and hopefully, no worse for wear. I know it’s all the rage to appear to be twenty-nine forever, but I can’t really get down with that. … Continue reading

Posted in Personally | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

In Other News

I recently became a grandmother. Sissy and the baby are both well, and for that I am extremely grateful. I am also delighted Sissy gave Sassy’s middle name to her son. He’s beautiful, and I’m not even biased, cause I’ll be … Continue reading

Posted in Personally | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

One-Liner Wednesday — On True Love

“This yogurt is my bae.” (And other things I say to make my children cringe.) One-Liner Wednesdays are brought to you by LindaGHill

Posted in Personally | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Creepy

Y’ever notice how passionate creatives seem linked to one another, despite introversion? I’ll tell you how it happened to me. I had about six writer friends, but they had about six writer friends, who also had about six writer friends … Continue reading

Posted in Personally | Tagged | 25 Comments

Text to Talk to Introverts

My mother taught me a long time ago, when people ask you questions that are none of their business, you reply by asking, “Why do you ask?” It redirects them to their own motives. You should know by now, there … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

Bookshelf Tag

I was tagged for this post by Fondly Elizabeth at Breaking the Cycle.  I call her Fondly Elizabeth because the comments she leaves me are these darling miniature letters which begin with Dear Jolene: and end with Fondly, Elizabeth. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Personally | Tagged , , , , , , | 27 Comments

One-Liner Wednesday — Endearing Dedication

“Mommy’s got to go! go! go! cause if I’m late! late! late! people will die! die! die!” — Single mommy nurse neighbor, as she and her kids ran to the car one morning One-Liner Wednesdays are brought to you by LindaGHill

Posted in Random Musings | Tagged , | 11 Comments