Horror Hospital

I cannot stand being in hospitals. I know that that’s irrational, that hospitals are places that heal people and help them. Yet of the many experiences I’ve had of hospitals, I can’t help but feel that hospitals are terrible places. My first experience of hospitals wasn’t so bad. I’d be in a hospital every other … More Horror Hospital

Tantrum Tantrum

I come from quite a large family by today’s standards. I’m the second of 9 children, all of which come from the same two parents. We older kids not only babysat, but taught and instructed the younger ones as they came along. From shoe tying to reading to tree climbing to prayers before bed, they … More Tantrum Tantrum


This past weekend was a long one, what with the road trip and being sicker’n a dog. But I was pleasantly surprised to come back to a wonderful notification here on my blog. Janet over at The Storyteller has graciously nominated me for the Liebster Award, which I am very grateful for, thank you! The … More Liebster

Travelling Sick

As much as I love travelling, my love comes with slight caveats. I hate travelling when I’m sick. Unfortunately I’ve had more than my share of instances in which a perfectly good, albeit already exhausting trip was turned around by a sudden onset of allergies, flu, or stomach bug. Any kind of travelling calls for … More Travelling Sick

Today I learned…

Today I learned that a group of foxes is called a skulk. I learned that children are not taught how to handle books gently and respectfully, but like disposable toys. Well, I learned that again. I learned that the word formication means “a tactile hallucination involving the belief that something is crawling on the body or … More Today I learned…

Internet Friends

When I was in high school (it feels like forever but it wasn’t so long ago) I was utterly disgusted with what was becoming the first internet focused generation. Yes, I used MySpace and AIM and such, and I still use Facebook. But I was not obsessed, there was nothing compulsive about my use of … More Internet Friends