slice of life · Slice of Life Story Challenge · wn entry

Ruth’s SOLS: The Morning.

About a year ago I recorded our bedtime routine -- I should do that again, considering there's two extra kids in on the gig.  It's funny, though, how much of it is still the same.   I was thinking on the way to work today that I should record the morning routine.  I don't have photos… Continue reading Ruth’s SOLS: The Morning.

early childhood · family · memories · wn entry

Stacey’s M.M. Post: Baseball

"Peanuts for sale! Get your fresh hot-roasted peanuts for sale!" I hollered. "How much?" asked my Grandfather, indulging my childhood play. "Fifty cents," I replied. "Oh, that's a good deal Morris. Buy two!" My grandmother replied. "Here's one dollar Staceleh," my grandfather said. "Thank you sir," I said as I handed him the imaginary bags… Continue reading Stacey’s M.M. Post: Baseball

childhood · slice of life

Ruth’s Slice: I’ve Gotta Secret!

I was putting the little guy down to bed and he whispers:  "Momma, I gotta secret.  Wanna know it?" Smiling, because, really, what kind of secret could a two and a half year old have from his mom, I whisper back, "You want to share it?" "Uh-huh," he nods, serious. "Okay, what is it?" I… Continue reading Ruth’s Slice: I’ve Gotta Secret!

books · inspiration · voice · writer's notebook

Yo-Ho-Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (link takes you to Wikipedia; here is the official site).  Next to Christmas, this may just be my favorite!  🙂  A little known secret is that I'm an avid pirate-lover.  I love all things Pirate (except for the baseball team)!  Today my little family of five is celebrating. … Continue reading Yo-Ho-Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me!