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My Momma Is…

A writer, an artist, a dreamer.  A silly sally who maintains childhood persuasions.  A believer of mystical things.  Someone who laughed harder than I have ever seen a person laugh while watching The Gods Must Be Crazy.  The kind of person toe socks were invented for.  A cultivator of laughter.  Often the hysterical kind.  A listener.  A true and trusted friend.  A free spirit.

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Happy birthday, Momma.  I love you and your great big young heart.


Dose Of Happy – Sunshine

Over at Band Back Together we’re feeling like we want to junk punch the next person who asks us if we have a case of the Mondays.  So instead of doing the time in the resulting anger management program, we decided to take Monday back.  So we’re linking up our Dose of Happy posts and bringing the awesome back to Mondays.  You can play too.  Now get  your happy on.

Pardon the crappy phone pic, but that is my crazy kid asleep UNDER his hamper.  In what universe does this not make you happy?  One that I want no fucking part of.

Yeah, that’s him post nap, still nudified and happy as a pig in shit inside his hamper.  The word weirdo comes to mind.  So do the words fucking and rad.

Another horrendous phone photo(I swear the kid has a nose) that captured the unadulterated awesome that is my kid.  He rocks the cape and mask OVER the hoodie.  Because obvi.

Hey kid, let the rain fall and the clouds remain.  You ARE my motherfucking sunshine.

Capture The Everyday – Two Of A Kind

“Capture the Everyday is about getting you to capture those everyday moments in your life! Each Thursday, Mel fromAdventuroo issues a simple challenge to capture something that’s a part of your daily life. You can post just a picture or add some words to go along with it. You’ll have a week to get it done and then I’ll issue another. It’s a quick, easy way to start capturing those little parts of life we sometimes take for granted.”

This weeks task:  Something You’re Thankful for

♪♪♪ You can lose your mind, when cousins are two of a kind♪♪♪

They might not be identical, but what they are is finally old enough to be able to, and want to, play together uninterrupted for OVER AN HOUR.  Thankful?  Hell, I’d blow somebody for that amount of peace and quiet.

Want more the of Everyday?  Get it at Adventuroo.

A Great Man In The Making

My nephew, Cole, is undeniably awesome.  At age 12, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of sports stats, natural talent on the baseball field, a head for maps and math and a heart the size of Texas(takes after his mom).  He gave up his room to me and the Bubs for six months because he loves us and wanted to help us move closer to their family.  He’s also pretty funny, tells a killer story(takes after his dad) and has some moves on the dance floor, if you can persuade him to get out there or when you’re looking the other way.

I loved him when he was a tiny, orange-ish Glo-worm wrapped up burrito style and I love him now that he’s an almost teenager who wears the same size shoes as his sister’s soccer coach.  And, if you met him even for a moment or two, you would love him too because he’s just that wonderful.

And Mr. Wonderful is using that Texas sized heart to change the world, yet again.  Last year for his birthday, he helped 77 people have clean water for the next 30 years.  What 11 year old does that?  MY nephew Cole does, that’s who.


No worries and guilt about what you did for your birthday, but what are you gonna do now?  Times are tough all around, but for $7.77 you can save a person’s life by giving them clean water for 30 years.  30 years, man.  Talk about a return on your investment.  A real, live, honest to God person whose life can be saved by something so simple that we take for granted everyday.

Cole is changing the world and you can too.  I believe in you.  All of you.  And I know that so many of you are of service on the daily and you are changing the world for the better.  And maybe you’re doing all you can do and that is pretty freaking great.  But if you can do more, if you have a square to spare, click that little donate button and save another life today.