We’re All Trying To Get Back In

Social scenarios are not my forte. A crowded room of people is not a comfortable place for me. I find myself getting nervous, panicked, and clumsy in these settings. The thought of presenting myself to others in a manner that will lead them to like me is stressful. If you think about it, we all … Continue reading We’re All Trying To Get Back In

The Sandwich Season

Have you ever heard of the sandwich season of life? It occurs when you are still in the stage of taking care of your own children, while now having to worry about and possibly take care of your parents. One thing that I seem to continuously forget is that as I age, and my children … Continue reading The Sandwich Season

July 12th 2019 – Weekly Roundup of Members Posts

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Happy Friday Everyone! Another week down in July and another list of great posts below.

The Glory Bower… via @camelliascottage
Heavenly Good Ribs! via @sparkyjen
My Painted Sign, My Protest, My Heart! via @conniewindecker
Fireworks Photography via @ludwigkeck
Song Lyric Sunday via @carnivalmom
Another “Fill This Out” Thing! via @allisonveneziowrites
The Seed of Resistance via @arwen1968
What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent via @johnrsermon
Things to Know Before Traveling to Greece via @tschureman
Insider Guide: Things to Do in London Bridge via @secretmoona
Famous Sayings #155 — ‘Sacred Cow’ via @shmaltzandmenudo
No Hunting, Except For Horseflies! via @thezenhiker
Otters, bears, and bad photos! via @cathyhudie
Swimsuit Shopping… Ugh!! via @stansellct
I’m Not You via @asewalson
Brand New: Ewube – C’est Toi via @237xclusive
Book Review: “The Mist” Carla Neggers via @roseylinn
NOTE FOR THE DAY 10 via @giganticthoughtbubble
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole 30, Vegan…

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Big News!

I have the honor of one of my poems, The Clothesline, being published in Ruchi Acharya's Wingless Dreamer chapbook 2019 "Passionate Penholders!" Out of 1,500+ entries worldwide, my poem made the top 50, and earned publication! I am so thankful and honored. I received my print copy in the mail today, and you can order your copy … Continue reading Big News!

Under Water

I had to start a GoFundMe account to help with medical bills that are making other living expenses hard to afford. I am glad my daughter got the care that was needed, but now life seems unmanageable every month. It is embarrassing asking for money. At almost 40 years old I thought I would be … Continue reading Under Water

It’s Not Me, It’s You

Let's talk about things, unrelated to  your favorite topic the subject of you. My day was quite stressful, but you'll hear none of that because your tone is more focused on you and your time. Nothing is as important not anything of mine. Quick as a flash, no hint of it coming, you turn up … Continue reading It’s Not Me, It’s You

Secrets

We joked in the kitchen, sun shining through the window, about how you had a secret life, filled with people only you know. But a dream brought to light secrets that you tried to delete. I kept scrolling and scrolling, uncovering more heinous deceit. Twenty years were a facade? I can only imagine the depths, … Continue reading Secrets

It Can’t Rain All The Time

My grandfather died last Friday. I am heartbroken, as he was one of the most influential people in my life. I could go on and on about how loving and strong he was. When I was little, I swore he was actually John Wayne. His name was John after all, and he wore a cowboy … Continue reading It Can’t Rain All The Time

Premonition

Little was gained in recognition while time moved forward in years. Diligent there was a purpose, yet followers stayed back with fears. The eerie cloud of most suspicion lies under the blanket of doubt. He strived for greatness anyway not looking to gain any clout. On that day there was a premonition, where doom greatly … Continue reading Premonition

Don’t Tell Me What To Do

Why are we a society of people pleasers? What happened to being able to think for ourselves, and decide what makes us feel happy solely based on it making us happy? Even in the 4th grade I am watching it play out, and I can't help but feel sad for the future of those already … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me What To Do

You No Longer Know

I had to write a villanelle style poem for my college writing class, and I thought I would share it here. It is about the loss of a very good friend, and the feelings around losing him inspired this piece. (This is my original work, and I own the rights to it) You No Longer … Continue reading You No Longer Know

In The Blink Of An Eye

I raised a human being that has survived on this earth for 17 years. I nurtured and guided a human being from being a helpless newborn to an independent member of society. She is beautiful and smart. She is strong and independent. And somehow I was the one blessed to play the part of her … Continue reading In The Blink Of An Eye

We Must Entertain

"I don't have any friends!" That is what I have heard this year, more times than I would care to mention, from my youngest daughter, who just turned ten. I have witnessed old friendships fall to the wayside, and I have seen with my own eyes the way these old "friends" treat her at school. … Continue reading We Must Entertain