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Rock, hard place

November 20th, 2020 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Rock, hard place)

Sometimes I feel stuck between identities. It’s ingrained in me, because I grew up with one sister but I’m also the youngest of five. I have also become a lot of things I didn’t expect, and tried to be things I could never have been. The title of mother still surprises me sometimes. I have …
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Keeping an eye on the world going by my window

October 31st, 2020 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Keeping an eye on the world going by my window)

I’ve been putting a playlist together since last night. Late 60s into the 70s. A specific sound of song that fits my mood just now. Gloomy. Halloween appropriate, I guess. It’s the mix of another thing my kid doesn’t get to do this year, anger at all the people still not taking it seriously, and …
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Paused

June 18th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Paused)

It is the legend of the supermom. She knows all. She can be everything to everyone. She can be everywhere at once. Except I can’t. In the middle of working and parenting, and selling a house, and trying to treat myself properly, I tend to fall by the wayside. I have lost myself in the …
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A Hammer, Some Nails

June 3rd, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on A Hammer, Some Nails)

When I was a kid, I idolized my Gramps. Growing up in a house with a single mother and a sister, Gramps was my male role model. I knew that he loved us unconditionally, I knew that he would always support us in whatever ways he could. I wanted to be like him, I wanted …
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Not Appropriate

March 21st, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Not Appropriate)

There was a bit of a kerfuffle in the Niki Ashton campaign last week when a meme was posted on her Twitter account (whether that came from her or someone on her team, I don’t know). The meme used Beyoncé lyrics to demonstrate Ashton’s goals for the party – that it should move to the …
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Nearly Wordless Wednesday

March 8th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Nearly Wordless Wednesday)

I went out to Costco on a Saturday because it was time, we needed the things that we always buy from Costco. While I was there I noticed the flower bouquets that I notice every time, but this time I took a second look. I decided that my office needed a little extra. Last week …
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