Happy Monkey Land

The random musings of my mind...

Wedding Wishes

There’s a song in the musical Wicked in which Glinda and Ephelba sing about how meeting one another has changed their lives (“For Good”). In it Glinda sings:

I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
(Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz)

People come and people…

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AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

I swear, today was one of those days when I just want to walk out and not look back.

One of those days when I feel like it doesn’t really matter what I do, I will end up being screwed in the end.

One of those days when I wanted to step outside and scream at the top of my lungs.

One of those days when I wanted to come home, crawl in my bed, pull my comforter over my head, and never come out.

One…

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Being a Mother Can Suck

There. I’ve said it. Being a mother can suck.

Please understand, I am not saying that it sucks to be a mother. I love the monkeys with all my heart and soul.  But, there are times when it sucks to be the mommy.

This morning was one of those times.   One of those mornings when I wanted to throw in the towel and just give up.  One of those mornings when I want to call the Monkey Daddy or the…

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Lessons from Sochi

Lessons from Sochi

I haven’t written in a while.  Not just here on the blog (to those who followed me, and have missed me, I am deeply sorry), but NOT AT ALL.  It just seemed like the prolific words which flowed off of my fingertips simply vanished.  Nothing.

Ok.  Well, maybe some of it was intentional.  I needed to keep some thoughts private.  And you know me – once I start writing, there ain’t much I keep private.

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The Most Terrifying Words in the English Language

The Most Terrifying Words in the English Language

I have just discovered the nine most terrifying words in the English language…

“I should send you the link to my blog”

I guess I should clarify that.  Those are the nine most terrifying words in the English language when spoken to someone you are getting…

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Absolution

I harbored the pain
Inside my heart
Allowing it to grow -
to fester -
Until it consumed my soul.
Unwilling to permit it to ebb
Forcing it to flow once again
Until it drowned my thoughts. 

Releasing the pain meant -
Releasing you,
Releasing us,
Releasing…

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Drowning in the Dating PoolNow that I have poked my big toe back into dating pool to test the waters, I have just one reaction.View Post

Drowning in the Dating Pool

Now that I have poked my big toe back into dating pool to test the waters, I have just one reaction.

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Deja vuI have been here before
Standing on the edge of the cliff
Questions swirling around in my brain
Try…View Post

Deja vu

I have been here before

Standing on the edge of the cliff

Questions swirling around in my brain

Try…

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