Megyn Kelly is Hot (she really is) and I Am Too (and when I call myself hot, I mean angry, not like Megyn Kelly’s hot)

***LANGUAGE WARNING** *Do not read any further if cursing offends you. Also, I don’t believe all that high and mighty shit about how one should be able to express oneself without cussing….blah, blah, blah. I happen to believe this cute little study. And… I’ve already offended several people. Yet, I press forward! Do you know what’s really fun? When I get pissed and write an angry blog post. You know what happens then? I hear (through the grapevine, never to my face) about how many people take personal offense to my words for years later. YEARS. No joke. Here’s what I think about that…because you know I’m going to tell you. If you take offense…listen to me closely here… that actually is YOUR problem. Not mine. If you take offense, then...

Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Sibling Strength, Original Poetry

Untitled By: Brinkley Barney I do believe love is a beautiful thing I feel it everyday It is ridiculous that you claim love can only be your way As if love was restrained to something specific What a horrible thing to say And as you spit in the face of something so happy It is impossible to keep my anger at bay You do not get the only say Don’t you see the soft smiles Light hearts, laughing tongues Dancing feet to love songs? You roll your eyes in disgust You call it disgraceful lust Monsters, you shout, Evil I simply have to say, that is not just A thousand year old book determines my sister’s fate? Something you so worship is filled with spewing words of hate Do you not see the people you’re crushing with all that weight? You fight against fundamental human...

GIF Monday (aka Nutcracker weekend excitement!)

This Monday’s GIFs relate to Josh and I attending the Nutcracker ballet in Denver with our friends Dave and Shannon. We made a weekend of it with an overnight hotel stay, lovely dinner, dessert, and breakfast before heading home. My friend, Shannon, and I do not get many opportunities to dress up and we took full advantage of it. We ended up going shopping together and found that we both liked the very same dress and none other would do. So, we matched. We got quite a bit more attention than I expected in our matching dresses. It was great fun. The day before the ballet I decided I needed to step up my makeup game. So, I went to Sephora and had a makeup artist apply makeup. How I felt after that Sephora visit: How I felt the next day when I tried to duplicate...

I See You, Mama

I see you, mama. Tears glistening in your eyes, welcoming your heart into this world. Contentment on your face as you snuggle close and fill her. Clapping your hands as she learns how to clap hers. Tears streaming, helpless as she fights illness. Exhausted and spent. Frustrated with tantrums and big personality. I see you, mama. Peering through the classroom window, slowly driving away. Worry lines forming as you contemplate if you’re enough. And also joy. So much joy. Pride. Feeling, in the depths of your soul, every word spoken to her. Always believing in her, more than anything. I see you, mama. Never-ending sleepless nights, waking to her cry. Later, sleepless with planning and preparation. Later still, unable to sleep until she is safe in her bed again. I...

Election Day Wisdom From the Mouths of Babes and….GIF Monday!!!

Election Day. It’s tomorrow. In case you missed the millions of political ads and signs. I sent in my ballot already. My first Colorado election. I had the kids help me research the candidates for school this last week. It was interesting to hear their opinions and to see the connections they made as they waded through the information about the candidates and where they stand on issues. Here are some gems either written in the kids’ reports about the candidates or spoken out loud while researching: “I don’t know about you, but I’m going with the hippie.” “Wait, I think this guy’s been smoking too much marijuana.” “Well, they all have flaws, but I don’t like his face.” “Basically, I think all of this is bullshit. They’re not actually going to do the stuff they say...

GIF Monday and Catching Up

How I looked when I found out that Alaska’s (my home!) same sex marriage ban had been overturned: How I feel when certain people continue in their fight to deny rights to others while still claiming to be loving: So, we’ve set ourselves up at home with a coffee maker (french press) and grinder. How I feel about my (near daily) cup of homemade coffee: When I decided that I wanted my tattoo and then made the decision to put it on my forearm, there seemed to be a very real possibility that I might regret it. So far, so good. I actually feel somewhat like this when I wear short-sleeved shirt and it’s visible: And now to play catch y’all up. We attended a LGBT family picnic here in Fort Collins. There are some great community resources here and...