Happy Feet, Happy Hearts

Happy Feet, Happy Hearts
It was 1993 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, bare walls streaming rays of light, dancing with my two-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. Silly, goofy dancing. Fingers pointing randomly at the ceiling, feet flexed awkwardly, and our voices raised to the roof, we danced with complete abandon. Sometimes we danced when Daddy was home, but I never... Continue reading

Granny Gram – School Daze

Granny Gram – School Daze
Everyone is feeling the back to school energy around these parts. Watching the boob tube the other day, I was swiftly reminded of a time when summer ended and school began. Commercial after commercial on all of your back to school savings, perpetuate anxiety and financial fear mongering. Where to shop and what to buy, always brings excitement and a bit of wallet raping. “Here we go again...." Continue reading

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
I don't love clutter. I never have, much to the chagrin of my in-laws, who I think have finally given up trying to fill my car with the stuff they are trying to clear out as they age. My answer is, “donate it, and not to me.” Every move and there have been many in my marriage, has been preceded by a garage sale and/or a dumpster trip. Everything that's in my house now is there because... Continue reading

My REBirthday

My REBirthday
There are many hurdles in life that basically nobody ever wants to have to go through. From divorce, miscarriage, infertility, to some others that can lead to death if not taken care of like organ failure, cancer, or infections. However, life throws everybody different hurdles, which in my mind... Continue reading

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons
It’s getting closer. That time of year when the weather warms up and everybody is flocking to different waterways like, beaches, lakes, rivers, and pools. Just this past weekend it was in the mid 70’s where I live. Many of my friends and their families enjoyed time this weekend in a water and sun basking location. Some have their own pool in the backyard all ready to go. What’s the big significance of all of this? Continue reading

Take Back the Grill

Take Back the Grill
Summer is almost upon is, and that means it’s time to break out the charcoal and start flame cooking our food, cuz honestly it is just way too hot to slave over a stove or use the oven. Now I don’t know about you, but I am a grill master. Continue reading

Granny Gram – Identity and The Crisis Here In

Granny Gram – Identity and The Crisis Here In
Hold on to your hairpins my lovelies, we are about to embark on the topic of identity crisis. My parents are from the Baby Boomer generation, who taught me that if you did not conform to the norm, than you were the outcast, the black sheep, or the red-headed step child. Oddly enough, I am a red head. So, I suppose that was fitting. I have never been a conformist, and I have always walked to the beat of my own drum. Continue reading