Criminal (Without) Intent

I have stolen things. Twice. Both times I had no intention of doing so. I have no criminal intent. I am a rule follower. I live in great fear of being in trouble. I am very hopeful that outing myself here isn’t going to have repercussions. Please don’t turn me in. I am fragile and […]

The 5 Things Game

I was looking through my book o’ideas and one of the prompts is “5 Punch Lines in Search of a Set Up.” In keeping with my rebellious streak (which includes things like going to MBA school because I was tired of working and yelling at my GPS because I will NOT be bossed around) I […]

If You Believe

This time of year, when people know you have kids who aren’t of the littlest variety, the one question on the tip of every tongue is: “Does he/she still believe?” I’m not sure what the over/under is on the age at which “most” kids make the connection between all of those Amazon boxes arriving and […]

So easy…

I just went on my first vacation trip with the new BF. It was fabulous and fun, but there were a few hitches – all of them based on my desire to be low maintenance despite the fact that I apparently am incapable of doing so. The first foreshadowing of trouble came when he picked […]

5 Things I Hate About You

No, not YOU. You, I am quite fond of. This is for my cleaning lady. Actually the full cast of cleaning ladies (and gentlemen) that have helped me out over the past 14 years. I started having someone come help me clean when my little Sprout was a wee thing and I had a new […]

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Why am I on the Roof?

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 […]

It’s Summertime…and I’m feeling uneasy…

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 […]