14 (Sigh)

My girl turned 14 today. I may be having a tiny bit of trouble getting my head around that. When she turned 10, I wrote this. When she turned 12, I wrote this. And now for 14, I am just speechless. I can only say: She’s awesome. She’s keeps turning more awesome. She’s a lot […]

Harvard Club

Hanging with the Hah-vahd Crowd

#426: Staying at the Harvard Club I strangely do not know even one person who went to Harvard. Correction, I know one person, a former boss who barely acknowledged my existence for about four years.  Four years during which I was frequently pretending to BE him (because it was my job, not because I am […]

Say Hello to my little friend

This post is part of a series inspired by prompts from the book 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.  If you want to play along, write your own post (on your blog or other online forum) and post a link in the comments.  I’ll add “shout-outs” at the end of my post […]

What’s Next?

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife You may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?” And […]

Lorelai Gilmore is making me look bad

I am generally fairly confident in the quality of my mothering.  I try to be cool enough to not embarrass, yet uncool enough to maintain the appropriate levels of fear and respect that lead to compliance in areas like hygiene, safety, and some semblance of manners.  My kids are turning into awesome people and we […]

Has Anyone Seen My Crystal Ball?

I had an job interview last Friday (yay!) About 95% of it went great – exactly the kind of conversation that rises above the rigid Question and Answer format that makes me cringe as I pretend to have fascinating things to say about “a time when I faced a challenge and overcame it.”  I mean, […]

The Dog Days

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~Sam Keen I was wondering the other day about the origin of the saying “the dog days of summer.” Why on earth are the hottest days attributed to poor little creatures trapped in fur coats? It seems that they would prefer the dog days of autumn and would […]

I Need A Boyfriend

No.  No I really don’t. And no, I’m not going to start dating. Possibly ever. I am really very firmly in the “…like a fish needs a bicycle” mindset at the moment.  And probably for all foreseeable moments. Boys, I love ya, but you just aren’t worth the effort at this moment.  I am SO […]

The Mice Are Away – And the Cat Is Tired of Playing

Remember that saying – When the cat’s away, the mice will play?  But what does the cat do when the mice leave?? My kids are away this week.  They went to their grandparents’ house last Sunday and I am enthusiastically reclaiming them in two more days. Seven days.  That’s the longest I have ever been […]

Rock Star Wardrobe 101 – A Preview

I may have mentioned recently how much I love this kid.  She’s a standard on the “what I am thankful for” list. And one of the best things about her is that she is solidly and completely HER. The very Sprout-ness of her.  She does her own thing, she is her own girl. She was […]