She Would Have Been 50 Today…

I won’t lie, 50 has been a rough six months so far. At least I’m halfway through it. Since my birthday in December – which wimpered, rather than roared, in the way I had hoped it would – I have been sick with a mild and lingering case of the flu, then allergies, then a […]

Favorite Tidbits from Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

I recently came across this book on one of my thrift store adventures. You know how something leaps out at you and you just grab it without really thinking about it? Well, that happened to me with this book. And it wasn’t a big risk since it was, like, $1.98. #bonus #guiltfree Of course, the […]

Are We Really That Busy? or I’m Beginning to Think It’s Me

Somehow I thought adulthood would be more social… …late nights spent laughing and drinking with friends around a table littered with empty wine-stained glasses, bread crumbs, and wax candles burned down to their nubs. Maybe there would be vacations with other families and annual “Girls’ Weekend”s spent with half a dozen other women – shopping, […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 83: When the Purging Bug Hits

I feel like crap today. I tried to fight off the cold but lost. I have a headache, sore throat, and am tired. I stayed up until midnight last night to watch our recording of the Steelers game. We couldn’t watch it live because the son’s flag football team made it to the finals! #exciting!  […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 65: The Important Stuff

Northern California is on fire. #literally And while I live south of the wildfires, and fortunately don’t have family affected by the blazes, I do have friends whose family members have lost everything. So I am counting my blessings, for that, and many other things right now. Yesterday I got to spend time with a […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 35: What If Nothing Is What It Seems?

When I was a little girl I used to freak myself out by saying my own name out loud. There was something really odd about hearing my own name in my own voice and if I repeated it over and over it began to have an abstract quality about it – like it was a […]