A Day in the Life

“To everything, there is a season.” This is apparently my season of figuring out how to clone myself. This picture -> is an actual page from our family calendar.  Looking at it freaks me right the heck out. So much drama. I mean literally, both kids are participating in the drama clubs at their respective […]

Stuff That Helps

I don’t usually do this…but since I am under a (self-imposed) deadline and have no actual writing ideas, I am going to do the thing where I recommend a bunch of stuff I like. These are things that help me personally feel better when things are a little out of sorts. Maybe they will help […]

Stacking the Deck

I am going this morning for my annual mammogram. The procedure itself is certainly strange. The kind voiced older woman laying her hands on me – tugging and arranging. The squishing and squashing. It’s not horrible. But it’s not something I am in a huge hurry to do more often. But obviously, there’s a chance that […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Free Agent

The vocabulary for work status in the business world isn’t working for me these days. If I was in sports, I would be on the verge of becoming a free agent.  That sounds pretty cool. If I was in the entertainment industry, I could say that my option hadn’t been picked up. Or the season […]


I’m in the launch phases of Me 2.0 (a term I am borrowing from the far-more-fabulous-than-I Mikalee).  Trouble is that I can’t seem to figure out what the big upgrades in this version are. Not sure what they should be. Does the new me dress only in sequins?  Is she blonde?  Is she tall? Somehow […]

If this was a movie . . .

. . . I would be on the verge of the moment where the heroine meets the love of her life. How do I know this? Because I am currently wearing a tiara and a ruffled apron and paying my taxes. This is following hours spent baking brownies and drinking red wine while reading Tina […]

Wanted: Small Pony, preferably housetrained

I need a pony. Just a small one.  And probably just temporarily.  But right at this moment, a pony would be just the thing. Because I am in desperate need of good news to tell my children.  News that will make children jump up and down and scream with joy. News like – Here’s your […]