Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Middle

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Tuning out the voices was easier than I ever imagined it to be.  I decided…

Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

The Gypsy Series: The Unwanted Location

I waited longer than I should have to pack up for New Mexico.  I started to slowly pack weeks before, but never reached a point of near completion until the final couple days before the movers arrived. I had a broken hand at the time limiting the amount of weight I could handle when packing and my mother-in-law…

The Gypsy Series: A Long Goodbye

I am not quite ready to leave my fond memories in Arizona.  I have a place in my soul that will always long for her. Before we leave here for our journey to begin to New Mexico let us linger a little longer in the Grand Canyon State. I am going to reminisce on one of the…

The Gypsy Series: Red Ponderosas

My house has become a maze of boxes.  Some of the stacks are taller than I am and we all find ourselves pressed up against the wall when walking down the hallways or through entrance ways into the room.  We are about 10 days out from watching a moving truck take all of our stuff away.…

The Gypsy Series: Return to the Garden State

I imagine that by now I have unlocked the front door of my new house, shared the moment  of hope with my children for a home to keep for longer than a year, while feeling a small sadness that our journey has reached a long pause.  I anticipate the overall feeling of being able to dream about growing together as…

The Gypsy Series: South Dakota

The major obstacle with moving to South Dakota was the unknown and lack of understanding of the climate.  We imagined it would be extremely cold, tundra like, especially since our research revealed that snow covers the ground for 8 months out of the year.  The move was happening in October, not unlike this one, and…

The Gypsy Series: The Twins

The moving truck company has most likely already arrived in West Virginia by this point in the move but currently we have yet to begin packing. I have begun to inform everyone about the upcoming move.  The schools have been notified and the teachers are already teasing about hiding my kids from me because they are not…

The Gypsy Series: The Beginning

Hello!  I am somewhere on the road!  Where I am I could not tell you because this moment hasn’t happened until just now.  My move from New Mexico to West Virginia has begun!  Due to the stress, limited internet access and extra activities associated with moving an entire family out of one home into another…