Winds of Change that Change Nothing

 Photo attribution: here I am feeling the winds of change here at The Weed. But that's nothing new. I feel the winds of change over here regularly. And then I write about those winds of change, becoming all meta, and then 80% of the time, nothing actually...

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At the outset of a really big year…

This year feels big to me. I'm halfway through being 35. Maybe that's why. If there is any youth in me left, I feel like it's about to eked out in the next few years, like the last blobs of toothpaste in an almost empty tube. I still look almost young, but my hair has...

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Birthday

This is another sad post about my mom. Today's her birthday. BTW, I have another post I'm working on about my trip to Rexburg, which was a really great experience. But before I finish that, I felt the desire to post what I wrote on my Mom's Facebook page today. It is...

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Strange, the things that bring out the grief.

A sentence, transcribing my mom's journal. She says "I'm going to miss Relief Society, but I'll be back soon enough. . ." She is 25. I've just been born. She has been called to be in Primary, and she is excited to be working with the kids for the first time in years,...

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Sometimes Saints Swear

Hey! I'm posting again like the champion blogger that I was always destined to be. YAY!!!!! I have a few things to post in response to my last entry, because apparently I can't blog about anything except blogging itself. That's how the professionals do it, you see......

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This is a post I wrote in the middle of the night.

And then I woke up and read it and it amused me. So here you go! So, I haven't posted for four months, and I just got word that my advertisers are like "listen, we're good." And I was like like "what do you mean?" and they were like "can we just be friends? You know,...

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Lots of things feel full circle (Alexa Joyce Weed)

In May of 2006, we had our first baby. Anna. She was tiny. Now, in May of 2015, we have had what we know to be our last baby. Alexa. She, too, is tiny. And I mean tiny. Hi. I'm Alexa Joyce. One of the smallest humans on this planet. Just like Anna, she was a five...

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Happy Easter!!

There are 30 minutes left of Easter, and I've been wanting to write this post all day. So, I'm gonna. It's been such a great day for my little family. We had our own little Easter dinner, complete with roast and funeral potatoes and mashed potatoes and sparkling...

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A video about my mom

For anyone who doesn't know, my mom has Early Onset Alzheimer's. She's 59, and she'll likely die within the next few years. It's one of the most devastating diseases I've ever seen. It's really difficult for us, as her children, to explain to people just how horrific...

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Post #14–Hope Springs Eternal

A few weeks ago I randomly started writing the story of something horrible that happened to my writing career in the summer of 2013. This is the last post in that series. You probably won't understand the impact of this post without reading the ones that come before...

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Post #13–Ultrasound

I've worked for hours on the final post in this little series. It's LOOONG. It feels very cathartic to almost be done. But, yes, you read the title of today's post correctly. Lolly and I have an announcement to make: We are having another spawn!!! This afternoon, we...

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