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Girl Detective's Theory of Everything"
Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal
By the time you read this the wedding we have been planning and working
toward for the last nine months will be all over. The bride is doing fine as I
write this two days before the ceremony... MOB
vs. MOG 9-24-09Damned
if You Do, Damned if You Don’t 9-4-09
I was fascinated and horrified by
an article written by Amy McGuire in "Advance for Nurses" regarding the bizarre
case of two Texas nurses, Vickie Galle, RN and Anne Mitchell, RN... Drivin’
Me Crazy 8-26-09Wedding
It Morning Yet? 7-3-09
Day Madness 6-23-08A
Certain Age 4-25-09Juicy
Funny Valentine 2-7-09Presidents
and Poets 1-25-09No
Place for Sissies 1-9-2009Babylon
Gazillion Dollars! 7-3-08Happy
Gonna Do With All That Junk? 2-14-08Giiiii-Cher
Can’t Buy Me Love 12-16-07Lunching
Home In My Range 9-3-07The
Heat Is On! 8-15-07The
Dreaded Friendship Bread 8-2-07A
Blessed Event 7-14-07Why
We Will Never Be Rich 6-30-07For
It Where You Can Get It 2-16-07Differently
'Em With Grannyspeak! 12-1-06Hey
Good Lookin’! Whatcha Got Cookin’? 11-23-06Shootin’
Marbles With Mama’s Glass Eye 11-17-06Peek-A-Boo!
it on the Boogie 10-15-06Dire
Seriously? I Was Kidding. 9-1-06The
Truth About Love 8-15-06Found
Apology 7-15-06 Morning
Fatherless Child 6-15-06The
New Thirty 6-1-06Home
Again, Home Again 5-17-06Vacation
or Two Things I Have Learned 4-17-06I'll
Fly Away 4-1-06
Here's a story. It's a true one, every bit of it, and
I think a nice one despite the details, which are not entirely nice.Gory
"...That was the day that I found out the whole wide
world wasn't filled with best friends of mine..."On
the Cusp 3-9-06
"Okay, there is something seriously wrong in the
Universe and I am not above whining about it..."
the Burden 2-16-06Interview
to Breed 1-2-06Right
Brain Left Brain 12-15-05The
Time is Now 12-1-05
I am usually fairly busy and my time is often squeezed
into a schedule tighter than one of Madonna’s bustiers...
Do I Love Thee? 11-15-05I
Hate My Boss 11-2-05
"I have never left my family at home and gone
off on a trip with a kindred spirit..."Cellfish
"Not only have cell phones pretty thoroughly destroyed my fantasy
life but I am no longer able to tell who is insane."
Lickin’ Good 9-1-05
"It must be awfully hard to be the youngest child..."Nesting
"...Friends, something truly wonderful has happened to me and
I want to share it for those of you who are one or two steps behind me on the
life experience ladder...."
Pause That Regresses 8-1-05
"Male menopause, or andropause."
From My Sons 6-15-05
would like to tell you about going to the gym with my boys..."Paaaar-Teeee!
Boy Sleep Overs, or The End of Civilization As We Know ItLove
You, Ociffer! 5-1-05
"If I were the Boss of Everything..."Granny
"I have become the nightmare of my teenage years..."
I Wanted to Marry 4-5-05"Broken
Heart" Syndrome 3-28-05
"The...folks at the famous Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine announced their findings on stress induced cardiomyopathy,
which they have dubbed "Broken Heart" Syndrome..."
"It is the strong marriage that survives each
spring without a tremor or two."
The women in our family can be as sweet and
mild as milk through all kinds of adversity. But everyone has their breaking point...
"Sara Lee owns Hanes.
Got it? Hanes, manufacturer
of stretchy clothing of all types for all ages, sizes and genders. T-shirts. Elastic
waisted knit shorts. Briefs. Huge, forgiving white underpants. Jammies..."
Trucks and Snugglers and Snuff, Oh My! 2-1-05
Running home to
Oklahoma City to Mama and Papa, with a car full of babies and roadmaps and stuffed
animals and regrets and hopes and ‘Nilla Wafers...
Home of My Own 1-16-05New
Year’s Resolutions 1-1-05Love
is in the Hair 12-15-04Sow’s
"Bad news. Real bad news. I’ve got to have an Outfit..."
the Zone 11-15-04
"The world is becoming a bigger and more impersonal
and Ghosties and Long-legged Beasties 10-18-04New
"... You were not defined by your Easter shoes the
way you were by your school shoes...."
Me With Your Best Shot 10-6-04
Forty-two is a bad, bad age.
One Born Every Minute 9-16-04Move
Over Ansel Adams! 9-8-04Dog
Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal
begins August, 2004
I was raised in a medium sized town in southwestern New Mexico
by parents who taught me that the Universe is a complicated and moderately ridiculous
place. They also taught me that, "if you got up there on your own, you can get
down on your own," and that, "a little dirt never hurt anyone." Words of wisdom,
and I have done my best to remember them.
After high school I planned
to move to New York and become a world famous novelist. In pursuit of this goal,
I dropped out of the University of New Mexico, got married and began having children
just as hard and fast as I could. Later I came to realize that this might not
have been the wisest career move. But it was certainly a learning experience.
In an effort to get out of going to my tenth high school reunion I got divorced
and the kids and I started fresh. I continued to write throughout those years.
However, because the children insisted on having multiple meals a day and were
required to wear shoes to school, I decided on nursing as a good way to supplement
our income until the millions began to roll in.
Fourteen years later
I am happily married to a very nice man, my children are bigger and smarter and
funnier and better looking than I had any right to expect, and I am still writing.
Just as hard and fast as I can. And, since they have not yet changed the rule
about wearing shoes in schools and other public places, I also work as a registered
nurse in a level one trauma ICU here in Oklahoma City.
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