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the happy hausfrau · 1W ago

Letter From A Monster

It's been five months since my mom died. I had a remarkably difficult time with it, which is weird because of the whole estrangement thing. You'd think two years of zero communication would have made it easier to handle but oh no. Quite the contrary....
the happy hausfrau · 2M ago

Ex-ual Healing

One would assume that ten years post-divorce every wound would be healed. Each hurt feeling would be long-tended and recovered. All those damages wrought by the jagged shards of shattered tr...
the happy hausfrau · 2M ago

Winter Break Down

Not enough Febreze in the world.In an unprecedented and spectacular calendar event, this year our school district's winter break included two four-day weekends thanks to Christmas and New Year falling on Saturday/Sunday. Normally, I work even on non-...
the happy hausfrau · 2M ago

2016: Triple Berry Jam

(This was supposed to publish on New Year's Eve but I fell asleep. At ten. While watching Friends on Netflix. Sigh.)Yes, we get it. This year was very similar to a dumpster fire: stinky, fla...
the happy hausfrau · 3M ago

How You Doin?

Please, please tell me you read the title of this post in your best Joey Tribbiani voice.S...
the happy hausfrau · 5M ago

Signs

I hesitate to wax on about my mom any longer for fear of boring others. Isn't that crazy?S...
the happy hausfrau · 5M ago

Estranged Love

My mom died with whiskers on her chin. I noticed them as I sat with her body just over two hours after she passed.White whiskers on her chin. If I needed proof, irrefutable evidence that I w...
the happy hausfrau · 5M ago

Uncommon Goods and the Bird Necklace

How's this for coincidence (and high five if you pronounced it co-INKY-DINK like my grandpa used to):A while back I became smitten with a necklace I'd seen in one of those goofy Facebook spo...
the happy hausfrau · 7M ago

Why Voting Makes Me Cry

sweaty votes count!Ahhh...politics! Such an engaging, pleasant topic that always brings people closer together.LOL.I don't talk politics on my blog or on Facebook. Many of my friends have differing views and opinions and since I'm both a Libra and a ...
the happy hausfrau · 7M ago

It's Just Like Riding A Book

One of my earliest, clearest memories is sitting down, book in hand, and reading. It was R...