"Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway."-Neil Gaiman (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Me when my kids are helping me clean: IT’S THE HARD KNOCK LIFE FOR US
Me eating breakfast with my kids: The other one’s still the toast of the town ‘cause he made butter outta cream…
Me playing hide and go seek with my kids: SO IF YOU CARE TO FIND ME, LOOOOOK TO THE WESTERN SKY!!
Me waking my kids up in the morning: Maybe we can frighten away the ghost of so many years with a little ILLUMINATION *flicks on lights*
Me when my kid has a crush: SHE’S IN LOOOOOOVEEEEEEE, SHE’S IN LOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Me when my kid tries to run away: THEREEEEE, OUT IN THE DARKNESSSSSS… A FUGITIVE RUNNINGGGG…
Me giving my kids advice: If you only follow your heart…
Me when my kid gets their first boyfriend/girlfriend: OMIGOD OMIGOD YOU GUYS
Me when my kids are mad at me: TAKE ME BAAAABBBYYYYYYY, OR LEAVE MEEEEEEEE
Me giving my kids ‘the talk’: Once there was a night, beneath a moonless sky…
Me when my kids start driving: GOOOOOO GREASE LIGHTNING YOU BURNING UP THE QUARTER MILEEEEEEE
Me when my kids go off to college: Empty chairs and empty tables, where my friends will meet no more…
God help the outcasts
The poor and downtrod
I thought we all were
The children of God
in order to get these photos, suzie, who noticed a mother venturing alone into a den to give birth, waited patiently outside until the cubs emerged — and this after three months of slowly getting the mother and pride comfortable with her presence.
notes suzie, “it’s a delicate thing gaining an animal’s trust, particularly when it’s an animal that has newborns.” but she adds, "if you spend enough time around these animals, if you wait through the slow periods (and lions sleep about twenty hours a day) …you get to witness stuff that’s very special and very rare."
and after seven weeks of waiting, suzie witnessed the mother bring her cubs out of the den to meet the pride and their father for the first time, and witnessed the father react by gently playing with them, even when bitten.
After daily coaxing since Sunday, my scardey cat finally stepped out onto my balcony. Not even two seconds after this pic was taken me saw a wiener dog on a leash three stories below and bolted back inside. Poor thing…
Sunset off the back porch of my new apartment. I’m settling in to Macon quite nicely!
A good song to have stuck in your head ❤️😊