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When The Drama Dies

by on Jul.07, 2014, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

I never journal, much, 'cause, well... I'm happy. Got a loving husband, a roof over my head, a munchkin that drives me to drink, but still has his moments of potential. It's nice, I tell ya. Nice. 
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When The Drama Dies

by on Jul.07, 2014, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

I never journal, much, 'cause, well... I'm happy. Got a loving husband, a roof over my head, a munchkin that drives me to drink, but still has his moments of potential. It's nice, I tell ya. Nice. 
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Real Life…

by on May.21, 2012, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

True story. David is currently wearing a Spiderman bodysuit/costume, a red Scooby-Doo sun hat, Dan's black leather winter gloves, and a Darth Vader mask. He's running about the house declaring "Behold! I am Obchowock! That kid is OUT there, sometimes. *lol*
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Real Life…

by on May.21, 2012, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

True story. David is currently wearing a Spiderman bodysuit/costume, a red Scooby-Doo sun hat, Dan's black leather winter gloves, and a Darth Vader mask. He's running about the house declaring "Behold! I am Obchowock! That kid is OUT there, sometimes. *lol*
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It is… What it Is…

by on May.08, 2012, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

I am WEARY. 

I am so sorry for everyone and every pain all of my friends are dealing with this year.

There are pains I can't even relate to. I am SO SORRY. I wish I could do more. Truly. 
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It is… What it Is…

by on May.08, 2012, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

I am WEARY. 

I am so sorry for everyone and every pain all of my friends are dealing with this year.

There are pains I can't even relate to. I am SO SORRY. I wish I could do more. Truly. 
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The Worst Dinner Party…

by on Oct.15, 2011, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

Mom is prepping a turkey about the size of my hand and having major issues. She insists that I cancel my classes so I can stay and help. There is a huge gathering out at The Ranch with various foods. Mom and I prep eats all day and put everything in a huge wall length oven to keep warm. In a fit of confusion she puts the turkey in and it never cooks proper. I am disgusted trying to carve through the raw meat. I know it was a simple mistake but can't help but be irritated at the wasted time. 

There is a huge fireworks display outside and UFO's and all kinds of wondrous things. I am angry, again, trying to get David out of the house to see, but he is too busy eating cheese and watching telly with Nanna. She keeps insisting "He's too little to care about those types of things, anyway." My only retort to him is, "Fine pal. Have it your way." I go out and watch a shower of falling stars. 
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The Worst Dinner Party…

by on Oct.15, 2011, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

Mom is prepping a turkey about the size of my hand and having major issues. She insists that I cancel my classes so I can stay and help. There is a huge gathering out at The Ranch with various foods. Mom and I prep eats all day and put everything in a huge wall length oven to keep warm. In a fit of confusion she puts the turkey in and it never cooks proper. I am disgusted trying to carve through the raw meat. I know it was a simple mistake but can't help but be irritated at the wasted time. 

There is a huge fireworks display outside and UFO's and all kinds of wondrous things. I am angry, again, trying to get David out of the house to see, but he is too busy eating cheese and watching telly with Nanna. She keeps insisting "He's too little to care about those types of things, anyway." My only retort to him is, "Fine pal. Have it your way." I go out and watch a shower of falling stars. 
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Zoo…

by on Oct.15, 2011, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

I see Edwardo for the first time in years. He is looking healthy and wearing a khaki zoo employee uniform. He carries a red-tailed hawk in a net. I tell him I miss him and we walk together for a 1/2 block. He stops in front of a group of other kahkied zoo employees. He drops the hawk into a deep puddle. She settles to the bottom and I can see her breathing, but know she's going to die in there. A different zoo employee apologizes that I had to see this, but the hawk was dangerous and had to be put down. Ed vanishes in the confusion and the crowd and I realize he only walked with me out of politeness. 

Teeth

I dream about several of my teeth cracking and falling out. I am horrified at my white trash look and the pain. Dan finds some temporary teeth at Walmart. They remind me a lot of press on-nails, except you stick them to your gums. I attend a fancy dress party with a bunch of women I don't know who are snarky about my weight and teeth behind my back. 


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Zoo…

by on Oct.15, 2011, under Imagined Images & Other Tricks with Mirrors

I see Edwardo for the first time in years. He is looking healthy and wearing a khaki zoo employee uniform. He carries a red-tailed hawk in a net. I tell him I miss him and we walk together for a 1/2 block. He stops in front of a group of other kahkied zoo employees. He drops the hawk into a deep puddle. She settles to the bottom and I can see her breathing, but know she's going to die in there. A different zoo employee apologizes that I had to see this, but the hawk was dangerous and had to be put down. Ed vanishes in the confusion and the crowd and I realize he only walked with me out of politeness. 

Teeth

I dream about several of my teeth cracking and falling out. I am horrified at my white trash look and the pain. Dan finds some temporary teeth at Walmart. They remind me a lot of press on-nails, except you stick them to your gums. I attend a fancy dress party with a bunch of women I don't know who are snarky about my weight and teeth behind my back. 


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