Better Berries

We walked along the worn path, beaten into a visible line by our beloved cows making their daily rounds over the land. We were taking in the warm sunshine and looking for leaves, bugs, and fish around the pond. There's a magical place behind the water where Grey likes to go "exploring". This day, he… Continue reading Better Berries

Re:

I hit send on yet another email, re: in the title. A quick Google search informs us that the letters re mean “in the matter of; about; concerning”. It is often used alone, as in email. But is also used as a prefix where it means “once more; afresh; anew; in return; or with negative… Continue reading Re:

Dollar Store Distractions

Yall. Grey has a new obsession – Dollar General. If you’ve noticed I haven’t posted anything lately, it’s because I have been running ragged between work, kids, birthdays, and …many trips to Dollar General. With my toddlers in tow, we run in, grab what we need, and inevitably wind up on the toy aisle. We… Continue reading Dollar Store Distractions

Lost in Translation

I couldn’t make the words make sense. I racked my brain trying to conjure another solution. She was crying and in obvious pain, but my long-forgotten Spanish failed to bridge the language barrier. We clumsily communicated in single words and lots of “Ummm” and “How do you say…” I made pictures with words and translations.… Continue reading Lost in Translation

It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything’s fine.

With the candles blown out and tucked away in the draw until next year’s birthday, I set about my evening routine before bed. Only this time, I noticed the faintest wrinkle as I removed my carefully placed makeup. I let go of my initial urge to panic and spiral into the waning youthfulness of my… Continue reading It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything’s fine.

Redirection

I packed my heaviest winter coat. I refolded my fleece-lined leggings and threw in another set of thermals. I checked the weather again on my phone, fingers crossed the storm would have dissipated. Alas, another wave of ice and snow would be pouring out soon. Resigned, we made the decision to cancel our trip.  All… Continue reading Redirection

Broken records, banjos, and the Bible

I have something new for you guys today. Salty but sweet is expanding... We just launched our podcast!! We are not sure exactly where we are headed with it, but follow along with us wherever you listen to podcasts! https://open.spotify.com/show/5saok6NjhjYceenuXSbMCY?si=3EJUwZ8QRWWdnClyk3pgUQ&utm_source=copy-link Let me know what you think and what topics you'd like me to include. The… Continue reading Broken records, banjos, and the Bible

Junctures in Jericho

I stood outside my car with the rain continuing to pour all around me. My feet were in wet socks from wading through a puddle this morning. My hair was slicked back into a stiff bun after getting caught in the storm while assisting one of my patients into her vehicle. I silently willed the… Continue reading Junctures in Jericho

Still

Can y’all believe we are still dealing with this pandemic? When it started unfolding, I think we were all disillusioned in thinking this too shall pass...in a timely manner. Yet we are still waiting. For resolution. For normalcy. For predictability. But what I’m still hearing is “I’m _____.” Tired. Overwhelmed. Discouraged. Hurting. Exhausted. Confused. We… Continue reading Still

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Turn Around

I wanted to scream. Actually, I did, calling for help. I had just opened the door and found my patient coding. Our team jumped into action performing life-saving measures. I cradled my patient's head and brushed her hair out of her eyes. Orders were being shouted. EMS was being called. I thought of her husband. How… Continue reading Turn Around