Things That Make Me Cry

Mary Claire and Her Blue Eyes and Freckles at St. George Island

All the things. Every. Single. Thing. I’m a crier — a messy, red-nosed, puffy-faced crier. I cry happy tears, sad tears, grateful tears, angry tears, scared tears, confused tears. I cry them all. Lately, though, I think I’m getting worse. Hormones? Age? Not giving two shits about crying in front of people? Maybe all of […]

The One Less Traveled

Sunrise Through the Windshield

Obstacles often present themselves as opportunities. Today, I get to wrap my arms around that life lesson and give it a little squeeze. Here’s what I received from my prospective agent this afternoon: “Dear Ms. Willis, Thank you for your patience while we gathered a number of readings on THREE OF EVA. ¬†Prospective Agent #1 […]

Choosing Happy

Snoopy and Charlie Brown

I’m not the most diligent person when it comes to my checking account. I glance at it online occasionally, record as much as I can remember (and we all know how reliable my memory is). But when I checked it out this morning, I knew something was amiss. There was considerably less money in our […]

Birthday Bliss

George Opening Presents

We celebrated George’s 9th birthday yesterday. For those of you keeping track, yes, it was a week early. Fairly certain his actual birthday would coincide with moving day, we decided to be proactive and get something on the calendar before his Big Day got lost in the cardboard boxes that are currently decorating our house. […]

Sappy Angst

Katrina and Andi Wearing Laura Ashley

My iPod has been working overtime lately. As I’m packing up the house for our impending move, I’ve required loud and constant background music to keep me motivated. Often times, I play “Katrina’s Workout Tunes” to keep my heart pumping and the packing tape sticking. (Although my kids are still perplexed at how Audioslave’s “Like […]