Dear 2020, Thank You and…

I had a therapist once tell me to always replace the word but with and (in a sentence) if both things were true.  Take 2020 for instance, it was the wake-up call we all needed AND it sucked at the same time.  See, both things are true.  I, like many of...

After the Storm

Update on my surgery.  First off thanks for all the love, support and prayers on my behalf.  It’s funny how I had been documenting my God experiences in my posts and blogs.  Only God knew what He was preparing me for.  Only I...

‘Tis the Season to “Work Around.”

One of the things that I have learned as a widow, is that, in order to cope with our loss going forward, we have to find new ways of doing old things. For some, it is as simple as getting groceries delivered, because the significant other was the shopper. At this time...

November Blues

I have found it really hard to get rid of the writer’s block I have had over the last few months. November has felt like a whole year unto itself! Here we are at the end of the month again, I have been focused on dealing with remote learning for our kids, how to...

As Another Lockdown Approaches…

Hi!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I hope it was a good one, even if it was different.  You know every time I sat to write a blog for the last few months, I kept saying this is the one that I don’t talk about the pandemic.  Unfortunately, though, as I...

Dear Santa…S.O.S.

Hello, Santa. Long time no see. It’s been a minute. Nice beard, by the way. I know it’s the end of November, sir, and you’re real busy…but we need you.  It’s night-time in Los Angeles and I’m sitting here in my dining room that’s glistening from my year-round...

Why Me?

Throughout my life, there has been one question that I always seem to ask myself. Why me? Finding the answer to that question has always been an ever-changing journey.  My name is Shae. I am 13 years old and I was born with a life-threatening food allergy. I am...

A pessimist walks into a bar called Silver Linings

Silver linings are not my thing. Looking at the bright side is not my thing. I don’t see the glass as half empty or half full. I expect the glass to be shattered on the floor with any number of sticky beverages seeping into the boards around it. If this sounds...

Living in the time of Lockdown

I sit here less than 12 hours before this blog post is scheduled to be posted, and at least 9 hours after it was originally due, feverishly typing away on my laptop. You want to know why? Because we are now in our ninth month of this pandemic and quarantine. The days...