I just need to know…

…every bad news story she ever heard ran over and over on the movie screen in her brain.  Panic took over…

~3rd Person Observation Motherhood©


“The grief has settled enough for me to breathe and look into the future for more than a moment…”

~Elizabeth Alexander~

let go…

Let go of your children and watch them grow…

Let Go

I have seen this from personal experience. The more I would hold on to my son the farther away he became. When I decided to let go and let him make his own decisions (and face the consequences), the more I saw him flourish. He now shows me daily that he can make a decision, stick with it, and succeed. More importantly, he seems to follow his parent’s lead in many ways. I have to say that one of the hardest things I had to do was to see my son drive out of the driveway, on his own, in a car. That was the time that I felt completely out of control. Up until that time I knew where he was and felt in control of the situation. Now I had to admit to myself that I had no control and had to depend on my faith that what I had taught him his whole life would keep him safe…


Life has a way of creeping in when you least expect it.  I haven’t been able to post for some time now and admit that I was just plain lazy.

I have so much to say but find it hard to get it down on paper.  I have been disappointed, depressed and feeling kind of lost lately.  Too many changes can account for that.

Stop giving time to things that no longer exist…

I keep letting myself get distracted from what I want to do.  This makes me ask myself…”What is it that I really want to do?”

The answer to this intriguing question will be coming soon, I hope…~dbratt


People…people who need people…are the luckiest people…NOT.


I am on a quest to find a revenue producing venture where I do not have to deal with people.

I find, as I get older, that dealing with people becomes increasingly more difficult because the people I seem to be dealing with are living back in high school.

I don’t understand why some people feel the need to be so angry and self-centered.  I think that the word of the day should be “compassion”.

If we all just practiced that word during our daily lives how much better would this world be?  I will say, however, it would be kind of boring too…but that is for another day… ~dbratt

The Bite Me Approach…T

I think that people could get better responses from others that they are talking to if they just wouldn’t use the “Bite Me Approach”.

Breaking Bad - biteme

The Bite Me Approach involves:

1.  Talking down to the person you are talking to.

When someone says, “You don’t sound like you know much about this area do you…”  That to me is a clue that they are using the Bite Me Approach.

2.  Telling someone repeatedly how to do something that they already know how to do because you haven’t listened to them say to you that they already know how to do it.

When someone says, “I will show you how to do a task”  after you have repeatedly told them you know how to do the task in question…that is using the Bite Me Approach.

3.  Tailgating a car that is doing the suggested speed limit or a little more.

Nothing gets my goat more than being tailgated when I am doing the speed limit or maybe even a little over.  I don’t care if you want to pass me (when it is allowed and safe to do so), I don’t care if you are late for work (or wherever it is that you are going…not my problem), I don’t even care if your kid is late for school…stay off my a$% when I am driving the speed for the area.  This is especially true as well when you are driving down my road and I have pulled out of my driveway…don’t be tailgating me because you think you have the right to.  (Rant Over)  This is using the Bite Me Approach

These are just a few of Bite Me Approaches that I have seen people use.  Let it be known that when I experience any of these at any given time you have opened yourself up to me Bite Me response and it is your own fault…~dbratt