THE ICING ON THE FACE Blue Hands Blue Lips Blue Face Blue icing all over the place What could be better than frosting? Certainly not cake 'Cuz you haven't touched a lick of it   Yup, I wrote this one before I found the picture.  Cuz that looks a bit more turquoise...

It's gonna happen!!  This is a big thank you for anyone and everyone reading this!  (all 2 of you!)  "Stark Raving Dad" was sold to Running Press this past week - with a release date for Father's Day 2019.  I am so excited and thrilled that its finally happening.   Of course, now I've gotta come up with more poems and more pictures.  The fun part!  (i hope?!)  Please stay tuned, there will be more to come. And if you haven't already - check out and follow on facebook and instagram!!  (and of course, please keep checking in here!) Sandy  ...

Believe me when I say, I have lots of notes and pics like this.  They're all kinda funny, and at the same time, kinda sad.  When you see something like this - you feel like you were just ruining your poor kids life.  So??  Were we torturing our kids by taking them to church?  Or saving their souls from eternal damnation?   Who the heck knows??  But ultimately, the battle of time has won out...

As I realize the cats' litter box hasn't been scooped in over 2 weeks(and we have 2 cats!), I think its time to let all our pets know - they're STILL LOVED!  I wanted to share this picture of a sadly humorous memorial for Bluey, the Betafish.  When he passed away, there were tears and tears...

I think one of the toughest moments every parent faces - is the realization - that it never  ends!  There is no real stop.  No escape.  No return policy.  Especially in the early years, when there's never any sleep and all the days and nights meld together into one long gray period of life.  You're very aware - you can't go back!  And there's no pause button.  Those rare moments to breath come later...