Newtown Connecticut Tragedy: Heaven Belongs to Little Children

Newtown, Connecticut. “Within minutes, 26 people were dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School – 20 of them children. Among the six adults killed were Dawn Hochsprung, the school’s beloved principal, and school psychologist Mary Sherlach.” – CNN Words can’t express this level of tragedy … or depravity. In devastating times like these, it’s so easy to blame “guns,” “insanity,” “God,” …

Why I Decided To Adopt: Shadowfax the Cat featured in Montgomery County Animal Shelter’s Blog

“Earlier this year, when I was 5 months pregnant, we found out that my dear little friend, Miss Agatha Mittens, had cancer. It was a tumor in her jaw bone, and there was nothing to be done. On Good Friday, it was time, and we had to put Mittens to sleep. She was so brave, knowing, and peaceful, but I …

*GROAN!* Obama Meets Gangnam Style PSY at Sunday’s “Christmas in Washington” charity concert

I don’t usually blog about politics or pop music … However … I find what passes in our culture these days as art (not to mention socially acceptable) to be truly depressing. How disturbing and ironic it is that the kids at Children’s National Medical Center will be benefiting from a performance by a man who once sang of Americans, “Kill …

The Mortifying-Anniversary-Prom-Night-Gone-Wrong-Zio’s-Bathroom Experience

OK. Here’s for Andrew, Rachel, Sheila, and Lacyn … because they asked (o: For my birthday dinner (and because Elowyn and I are under the weather), Jason brought home take out from Zio’s tonight. It was an absolutely delicious chicken alfredo dinner … and I got to reminiscing … For our wedding anniversary one year, Jason and I went to …

My Birthday, My Baby, and … (I can’t think of another B word … Bordeaux?)

Tonight was supposed to be my birthday date night. We were going to drop 3 month old Elowyn off at Church for babysitting, go out to eat, and go ice skating in The Woodlands. But, poor Elowyn is sick. At first it was a mild fever and fussiness. Due to her excessive drooling and sucking on her fingers, I initially …

Monday Madness: A Ludicrous Limerick Called, “Ode to a Salad”

Behold! A poem that came to me this afternoon as I ate my lunch: This is a ballad that is all about salad; It rhymes about carrots, and not about ferrets, Its lyrics beset us with lines about lettuce It inanely prattles about grapes, nuts, and apples, It lilts about beans and lush collard greens Of turnips, and beets, and …

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Black Friday, and Zombies

This was my first year hosting Thanksgiving at our house, and as such, it is also the first time I undertook the roasting of a turkey by myself. Of course, I’ve made chicken, pot roast, porch chops, and things like that before, but they don’t quite prepare one for pulling an 8 inch featherless neck out of the cold slimy …

Recipes: 3 YUMMY Ways to Spruce Up Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey, Veggies, & Food

I know this has nothing to do with music, but I love cooking, so I thought I’d share some of the ways I like to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey, vegetables, and food to make yummy post-Thanksgiving dishes that don’t taste like leftovers!  So, here ya go (o:   THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING HASH-BROWNS Leftover mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes 1 …

Once Upon A Time Gets Sci-Fi & Spooky!

Waking up next to this beautiful baby girl is always the highlight of my day. If she’s not peacefully sleeping like a little angel, she’s kicking and giggling and smiling at me with wide blue eyes and rosy cheeks. It’s been a while since my last blog so I thought I’d fill you in on Once Upon A Time album …

The Butterfly Philosophy

Just a snippet of some song lyrics I’m working on … Everything you do changes you, changes me, changes everything you think, What you hope, what you pray, changes everything you do; who you love, who you hate, what inspires your desire Lights a fire that burns in the windows of your soul. Everything you do is a cause, is effect, …