• Blog,  change,  Poetry,  Thoughts

    This Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True

    I wasn’t going to write this post. I thought of twenty reasons why I shouldn’t, why I couldn’t, and that I didn’t have to, especially since it deals with a bit of controversy. In the end, my heart, speaking ever so quietly as it ofttimes does, reminded me that for change to happen, even those with small, quiet voices have to speak up. So, I thought about it, and have decided to be true to my heart. Before I begin my post, I’d like to give a huge shout-out to Lizzi for this post. Please go read it. It’s a gorgeous, heart-felt article, and made me very glad I’d participated…

  • Life

    A New Beginning For Him

    Today is the day I have always held in my heart with a little fear, concern, and a lot of apprehension. It came too soon, and while I’ve always known it would come, I’m still not prepared. But I don’t think I ever would have been. Today, my oldest son is 18, a legal adult, and still one of the loves of my life. I won’t get to spend it with him, unfortunately. But what mom does not let that stop her from wishing him all the love in her heart on this special day? I started at midnight texting him birthday memes, and have continued throughout the day. And…

  • Blog,  Life

    Can I go back to bed, please?

    I have to be completely honest. I’m not just tired, I’m so ruddy tired I barely made it out of bed this morning. Even so, it was only to go tell Lock and Jack that I was going to take them to school today instead of making them ride the bus so they could have an extra hour of sleep. Why did I even bother to wake them up? Because I could not think straight and only knew I had to wake them up and tell them. It worked out, though, as Lock ended up getting up anyway. Not that I have to worry about him in the mornings. He’s…

  • Life,  Thoughts

    Remember When?

    Minus the stroller and the knitting, and with less grass, (although it probably all applied at some point), this could very well be a version of my Granny doing the laundry. I was thinking about her a bit ago while I was doing my own laundry. I had just taken some of the Tornado’s blankets outside to dry on my makeshift washing line because they are light enough that they will dry more quickly in the sun than in the dryer. That saves a little on the electricity albeit a very small amount. But every little drop in the bucket eventually adds up. Anyway, I was thinking how nice it…

  • change,  Random,  Thoughts

    Update About the Blog

    Good morning everyone! I know it’s ridiculously early here in Texas. I’ve actually been up for about an hour and a half. Still not sure what woke me up but I am very certain that as soon as I get this posted I am totally going back to bed and getting some more sleep. I wanted to give an update about the blog. I have been having some problems with people not being able to see most of the fonts. I am using a WordPress theme that limits me to using only Google Webfonts. I have been trying to figure out how to bypass that but since I am not…

  • Holidays,  Life,  Parenting

    What Do You Think?

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Well, Lunatics, what do you think of the new look? I’ve been working hard to get everything working correctly and looking how I want it to look. I love the casual-ness of it. Post-Its, spirals, pens…all these things that writers use. I thought it was a neat idea. Anyway, I hope you are getting used to it. I know I am still won over by the novelty of it. At some point down the road I know I’ll want a more polished, professional look but for now, this works for me. Yesterday, Jack, the Tornado, and I spent the afternoon over at my friend Amber’s (For Love…

  • change,  Random

    Homer’s got this!

    Put on your hardhats, grab your thermos, and keep checking back! For now everything is staying the same but that is going to change in the next 48 hours. I will be adding a new theme and reconstructing things. Hopefully, it will all work the way I want it to and everything will look fresh and neat and awesome! Hope your Thursday is going well. xo Jess 00

  • Life,  Poetry,  Writing

    Something to tide you over

    Hello my Lunatics! Tonight I will begin to update the blog. I want to change the overall appearance and characteristics, as well as how it operates. I’ve been very happy here at WordPress, but I’m trying to look at the future of my blog and its growth potential. I want to make it different from other blogs so I’m going to be having a crash course in web design tonight. I love how my blog has been growing recently and I don’t want that to stop but I think it needs a more dynamic view, something with a little more pizazz, you know? Plus, something that fits my personality now.…

  • Life,  Random,  theatre

    I Keep Saying This Lately

    I know I keep apologizing for the lack of posts lately but I am truly sorry for not writing. Having 3-4 kids at home for summer vacation is a terrible inconvenience in the writing (and work) sector of my life. I’m very certain once they go back to school and a more stable schedule is back in place I will be able to get back to writing and posting every day. So, until then let’s scrap the normal blog schedule and I just post what I can when I can. How would that be for everyone? Great! I did go to see The Tempest Friday night and loved it! It…

  • Life,  Random,  Thoughts

    Still Here

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to post a short note to let you all know that I am actually here. I did make it back home in one piece but have been busy ever since. Why is it that you take a vacation to get a rest but then you need to rest from your vacation? I had a lovely time in Chicago, and I still think I could live there very easily if I didn’t mind the taste of the water or the fact that my allergies were a nightmare all weekend. That, plus the cost of living there is higher than here in Dallas. Anyway, this week has…