Awake My Soul


Some not-well-thought-out thoughts & ramblings

  • I am generally conflict averse. I don’t fear it so much as I’m fairly smart about avoiding it - there’s a difference. I don’t get walked over but I don’t look for conflict either.
  • I think the word “broad” as in “she’s a tough broad” should make a comeback.
  • I’ve not been around much lately. It’s not you, it’s me. I mean you’ve been here but I haven’t. Pretty obvious really.
  • I won’t be at CHSH. :(
  • I will however be in Florida next week. Monday thru Thursday for work then til Sunday for fun.
  • The boys, 16 & 11, are coming with me Monday and will lounge around while I work during the days. I almost didn’t do it because I used a shit-ton of my points (hello spring break) but with all that’s been going on lately, I’m glad I did and grateful for the time I’ll have with them.
  • They’re taking her off life support today.
  • Tomorrow we get to drive to Grand Rapids (2+ hours), and from there to Kalamazoo (about 1 hour) and then come home (another 2 hours). For soccer for 16. It’s a good thing I like the sport.
  • Last Friday my over-30 coed game got shut down with us tied and about a minute to go in the game because two guys decided they wanted to fight. Second game in the past three weeks that’s happened. Hey guys…not sure you noticed but nobody cares how tough you think you are. Just play.
  • In my open coed last night we played a significantly younger team (maybe 18-20 year olds) and they were pretty cocky at the start. Until we scored a quick goal. We won 6-1, and one of those goals was scored by me (WOOHOO). They were pretty pouty and angry. It made me think of that scene from Fried Green Tomatoes where she crashes their car after they say “face it lady, we’re younger and faster.”

Happy Friday and for those of you who have a long weekend and/or vacation…ENJOY!!! IT’S FINALLY SPRING!!!

Sobering News

You know the kind. You get a call or a text and it’s something that pulls you up short.

Got that today. Someone I know and care about is on a ventilator after being found unresponsive and blue while napping with her toddler son.

They don’t know much more yet. She has some medical issues but has persisted and has two amazing kids, one just a baby.

It’s cliche, but it’s true: life is so damn short and you never know when your time here will end. Maybe you’ll get your 80 years, maybe half that. But when sweet, good people that would give anything for another day don’t have the option, it’s up to us to appreciate the gift we have.

Reach out. Love. Forgive. Appreciate. Take it in.

While you can.





Admit it. We are different from our peers and colleagues.

We shall call ourselves -


REBLOG so we know you got the memo. ^_^



This makes me think of the hamburglar for some reason.




Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.

i want a novel focused around a character with braces during the apocalypse and the entire plot of the story revolves around their search for an orthodontist who is still alive and they sort of accidentally save the world in the process

I actually had braces once when we moved to a different state and I didn’t have a new orthodontist yet and they pretty much just fell off eventually. This may not be as good of a movie as we think.







Insomnia…my old friend

I’ve come to talk to you again.

But I’m not sure why. You’re a horrible listener and I can only talk to you when I’m supposed to be asleep and what’s with all the negativity I mean a good friend would be more supportive and positive.

Anyway, I think I need to friend-break-up with you.


Don’t say it..

Healthcare Triage is awesome if you like this kind of stuff - this one is about a topic that’s been a hot one for a while now. Well done.

Apr 8
Sitting in my car watching the last inning. No effing way it’s 59° weather app - you lie. I’m freezing.

Got to see a HR, a steal home and my kid make a good catch at center field.

Still, I’d rather be warm.

Sitting in my car watching the last inning. No effing way it’s 59° weather app - you lie. I’m freezing.

Got to see a HR, a steal home and my kid make a good catch at center field.

Still, I’d rather be warm.