Kermit Had it Right.

One last post about being green and growing up–yes, at my age. Then we’ll be all caught up. It’s kind of a long story. Hope you’ll bear with me.

It started with a fairly simple question, really. “How’s your flossing going?” To which I responded, “I don’t need to tell you it’s not good.” She said, “I know, but I wanted you to say it.”

I’m sure there’s a fancy name for the teaching method Laurie used as I sat/laid in her chair back in March, but what was important to me was this–in that simple exchange, something finally clicked, and I got responsibility in a way I hadn’t before.

Until Laurie and Dr. Scott, I’d had awful experiences with dentists as far back as 7th grade. I’ll spare you gory details.

That’s not to say that I’ve flossed every night since then. I haven’t. But I recognized that if I’m going to floss more regularly, I have to do it in the morning, and I have.

And sometimes growing up means putting aside what you I would like to do in exchange for something bigger/better for the other people in our lives, right?

Much as I hate it, we’re changing dentists as of July 1.

Much as we all love Dr. Scott and Laurie, finances dictate that we find someone else. That’s another post rant for another time, though.

Molly :)



Kelly? Emerald? Jade?

Kermit has been one of my favorites for years now.

Twenty-some years ago when he and I were newlyweds facing car trouble far from home it wasn’t easy being green: do we fix it here and continue our trip? leave it here to be fixed, rent something and go on? or just punt and go home? We chose the rent and go on option, though we had to shorten the original summer-long trip up the west coast because of the added expense. Missed a friend’s wedding, but spent time with my grandma. Good choice, looking back.

You’d think after this many years, I’d be less green.

Some days seem that way. Others, not so much.

Maybe life isn’t as linear as I’d thought. More like a spiral, and sometimes we get the same lessons in slightly different variations and not having it all together is how it is supposed to be.

Different shades of green, perhaps?

May. ‘Nuff said.

Guilty as charged.  I’ve been ignoring neglecting my blog lately.

Haven’t always enjoyed the living lately.  It’s May, and I’m a middle school librarian.  Busy doesn’t seem to quite convey the just-barely-controlled nature of the chaos.  I’m open to suggestions if you have a better word than busy.

I have been thinking though.  And almost have a post ready.

And I promise to be blogging more this summer.

Whatever your summer break holds, enjoy!

that my button and my usual at Starbucks have such a similar color scheme.  Subconscious, maybe, but not accidental. ;)

Had to smile when I noticed it, thanks to the freebie posted on Facebook for Earth Day tomorrow. :)

The Perfect Present.

Mr. Fix-It and the Munchkins got it right this year.  Just enough recognition of my recent milestone birthday.  No surprise parties, no black balloons, just a quiet dinner at home, with a yummy carrot cake for dessert … and oh yeah.

the perfect present.

my Kindle.  [hear that, Munchkins??!  Mom’s.]  It looks a lot like this one:

I didn’t notice until I posted it what’s on the screen.  Fits.  Everything begins with a story.

I’m more excited about it than I thought I’d be.  I thought I wanted an iPad because e-reading and playing on Facebook could be done on the same device, but as it turns out, I’m glad my Kindle isn’t backlit.  I still need the nifty reading lamp they got me a few years ago for a different holiday or birthday (I don’t remember which.)  And it’s so portable!  Just grab and go.

It’s already got more on it than I’ll get read in six months, but it’s so nice to know that if I finish a book while I’m waiting on my oil to be changed, I can just start something new.  Maybe even in a completely different genre.

Good friends [maybe …I might also go broke!] have already suggested a couple of nifty sites for free/cheap e-books in addition to the classics Amazon offers.  Check them out if you haven’t already.  Do you know of others?  Link them in the comments.

The Frugal eReader

Pixel of Ink

Are you an e-reader?  Where is your e-bookmark right now?  Let me know in comments.

Hello world!

“Molly McCoy”

I’ve always loved the alliteration, the Irishness, and how good it would look in my lefty handwriting in kelly green sharpie inside the front cover of a freshly published book. And told my husband that if I ever penned that Great American Novel I wouldn’t need a pen name, I’d just use my maiden name.

This obviously isn’t my Great American Novel, but you never know.  It’s seeds may show up here.

I feel like a bit of a latecomer to the world of blogging, but now is the time.  Over the last few months as I’ve faced THAT milestone birthday and realized that the end is closer than the beginning, it’s become more and more important to finish well.  I’ve written in a journal off and on for years (mostly off, lately), and it’s time to bring it into the 21st Century.  Today is THAT milestone birthday, and my gift to me is the blog.  With many thanks and much love to Becca at Our Crazy Boys, and the gals with whom I sat at Ben’s Bells for Mom it Forward in Tucson in March.  If it weren’t for Becca’s encouragement, I probably wouldn’t be here today–and I KNOW my header wouldn’t look so good.  And my Mom it Forward table girlfriends (you know who you are) persuaded me that maybe I would have something worth saying.