Commode To Joy

finding happy (even in the crappy)

Tag Archive for ‘Well Being’

Human Highlights: Parking Pickle & Sheer Excitement

Human Moment: We’re down in Sunny Florida. The condo’s outdoor parking spots are separated by poles that support the roof. You can already see what’s coming, right? While backing our rental car out of the parking spot yesterday, I pushed the accelerator and started to turn the wheel. Boom! Stupid bleeping pole. I highly recommend the Ford Explorer. Not a dent, a scratch, or even the slightest indication that the […]

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The Power of Choice

What’s with all of the thoughtless conditions that adults put on children? At Target today Miller picked out a toy guitar that he played with in the cart while I shopped. When the woman at the checkout finished ringing up our purchases, she walked the guitar around to Miller and said, “You can have this, but you’ll have to sit down first.” There was no reason for him to sit […]

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Human Highlights: Kitchen Catastrophes, A Family Heirloom, & Mr. Potato Head

Human Moment: This past week I’ve broken my stockpot, my crock pot lid, and burned myself on a baking sheet all while cooking. Thank God for carryout. Highlight: My son is a bit of a touch-me-not. Much like the stereotypical cat, he’ll approach me for a little bit of lovin (usually right after he wakes up) and then he’s set for a while. He gives air kisses and lean-in side […]

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Human Highlights

I’m launching something new with Commode To Joy. Every Sunday I am going to post my Human Highlights of the week here and on my social media pages. (Follow me on Instagram and Facebook if you haven’t already.) My “Human Moment” will feature something along the lines of a frustration, flaw, or flat out failure that I either caused or experienced during the week. The “Highlight” will be whatever made me […]

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Can You Believe What They Just Said?!

Jackasses abound, and you can’t control what comes out of their mouths. For once, I’m not speaking in metaphor. I’m talking about the person who made that upsetting comment to you. No matter how many books, blogs, and articles there are advising on what not to say to someone who is grieving, who has gotten a terrifying diagnosis, who can’t have children, and so on, jackass comments will continue to […]

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