Where the heck did it all go?

Time people, I’m talking time! What the heck? It’s August? How did that happen? Seriously though- where was I? I know I’ve been off the grid for way too long but August? So- here are my excuses for the lack of well- any news. 1. I’m a mother 2. I’m a mother of a very busy teenager. 3. I’m a mother of a very busy teenager that requires a mass amount of my time. 4. I’m a mother of a Senior in high school and I’m having a nervous breakdown cause he’ll be leaving me with just his Father in a year. I should have more time, I wake up, I’m active then the next thing I know is that it’s bedtime again. I did finish Lilura’s Secret and currently pounding out on the Scouts vs. Zombies Book 2 if that is...

College Bound!

No, not me but my youngest is gearing up. He’s only a Junior but his eyes are already gazing toward the future. We are heading up to VMI this weekend for his first college visit. I’m having nightmares! I’ll be an empty nester as soon as next summer! Ack! What insanity will fill my life without the help of my partner in crime? He is seriously a cool kid and we do some much together I’m really not sure what I’m going to do without him. Sounds terrible right? Just see it from my point of view, he is the baby of five. His siblings are 7-8 years older than he is. It’s just been the two of us hanging around for years. Super proud of the kiddo and everything he accomplishes but out of the 4 colleges he is actively looking at only 1 is...

2015

It’s a new year, well, it’s been a new year for a few weeks now but hey, better late than never is what I say! And I seem to say that an awfully lot, how horrible is that? So I guess I should be looking back at 2014 and think of ways to improve I suppose. But what if there isn’t anything that I want to improve on. Personally, I think I’m pretty perfect in my own world. Sure I have faults, who doesn’t? Sure, I should probably be more functional on several things like PR, writing, remembering to feed the dog on time and to get a decent amount of sleep at night (or just take more naps) but…well honestly I just don’t give a damn sometimes! Yes, yes it’s a new year and its spouted all over about starting anew, getting in...

Veteran’s Day

Today this great Nation celebrates the lives and remembrance of those that rose to the challenge to defend who we, as a People, have become. Personally, I have too many family members that would fall under this category to actually name them all. Instead, I will just focus on one of them. My Father,Pops, is a United States Naval Officer (retired). He spent 25 years in service to this country. 25 years…for those of us that have never served, the length of time one man dedicated his life in defending and keeping our shores safe, is enormous. Yes, like most military families, we moved around from state to state, base to base. I didn’t grow up saying, “My dad is bigger than your dad,” it was more of a “My dad outranks your dad,”...

Uneverything

I know it’s not a word, uneverything. When I type it, trust me, the smart little laptop filled with all the smarty pants intelligence tells me it’s not correct. But I like it. Uneverything. If I say it enough or use it enough, who knows, might show up somewhere in something. Uneverything. Say it with me- uneverything! Do a little dance while you shout it out loud. Uneverything! Uneverything! Uneverything! Well either you’re shaking your head or you need just as much therapy that I don’t have the money to pay for. So instead I’ll try to give my little uneverything rant a reason for you to keep reading. Spoiler alert- it’s full of babble with a side of vent. If you’re still reading maybe I have piqued your inner curiosity or...

Wow…just wow

So, there I was the other day chatting with a friend when he said, “Hey, I saw you the other day and waved. Guess you didn’t see me?” My response as I racked my brain for the encounter that I missed, “How did you know it was me?” He just looked at me as if I lost all my brain cells. Oh yeah…my name is on the back of my truck…duh Not hard to miss big bold letters www.MalissaHall.com on the back windshield…you would think. I guess I just forget that it’s there. Sometimes I surprise myself on how often I do that. I know I’m horrible with actually updating my web page. I’m a horrible blogger, I can admit that. I need to have someone who can actually remember or read my many, messy post it notes to do...