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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

D.O.D. Saves the Day – A Girl Power Saga

I started to tell you the dripping shower saga a few weeks ago. Last weekend, I broke down and called in the big guns. No, not the plumber. My Dad. He brought tools and a plan. Gotta love a man with a plan.  And tools. His plan: Use a Dremel tool to grind a new […]

(Girl) Power Shortage

My shower has a leak. Drip. Drip. Drip. My first plan of attack was to replace the shower head. I took off the old, gross one and installed a new water-saving model. When I turned the water back on, it dripped about ten times faster than before I started. Perfect. I read about what the […]

Fear of Fear

I am not a fan of danger.  Or fear. Some people are exhilarated by danger.  It energizes them.  Pushes them on to bigger and better things. These are the people who go to Haunted Houses and horror movies. For fun. I am not one of those people. Me?  I just get scared.  Immobilized. I know […]

Hasta La Vista, 2011

Two years ago – I started the new year with a lengthy list of resolutions and a plan to tweak my already not-too-bad life into perfection. One year ago – I waited for my husband to tell me when he was moving out and wondered how I was going to make it through the year. […]


This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper – t.s. elliot Apparently at 10:33 AM on December 7th in West Chester a judge signed a piece of paper freeing me from the bonds of matrimony. […]

Beyond OK

Sorry I haven’t been here in a while.  I have been facing some serious writer’s block.  Not because I have nothing to say – Oh, I have things to say.  But because much of what I have to say is not likely to be things that people want to hear. I could go all ranty […]

Girl Power #2 – Ice Maker

At the risk of turning this into a “look how awesome I am” blog – which is really not my long term vision for this thing – I must brag. Although it turns out this isn’t nearly as brag-worthy of a project as the whole toilet adventure – it does involve the dog as repair […]