Wanted: Sandman

Sleep has become a lost companion that I pine to hold throughout the night. A lifetime has passed since the last time I slept a solid night, as if it were a forgotten memory. Sleep, a natural necessity, needed to help one process, restore, and strengthen the mind, body, and soul can seem quite unattainable.…

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…

Past Triggers

The snow does not seem to want to linger on the ground.  The locals keep describing a winter that I fear does not exist.  I would love to see the rivers and lakes frozen over for ice skating to occur.  I would love to be forced to carry my shovel in my car with me everywhere I go…

Wrapped up in Themselves: Part 1

Everyone seems to be wrapped up in their own little problems and thoughts, but why shouldn’t they be?  They are after all more important to them than the issues that others may be facing.  I like to believe that I have a higher spirit than most trying to find ways to make sure others know that…

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…