Don’t go…

I find myself, for the first time in many years, facing the year end with not a glimmer of “Good Riddance” in my mind. Imagine me, if you will, furiously knocking on wood while I tell you this. It is not in my nature to count blessings out loud, lest whoever is in charge of […]

Keeping Up with the Real World Amazing Survivor Family

I am looking at job listings (again…always) and coming to the conclusion that what I really really want is to be on a reality show. Mostly I want to just be paid for living my regular life. The parts of my regular life that don’t involve going to a real job anyway. Given clothes to […]

Out with the Old

In an attempt to make the most of my extra hour today I did some purging around the house. (To be totally honest I slept through the extra hour…and maybe a couple of other hours…but THEN I wanted to be productive.) I started out innocently putting the Halloween decorations away.  Then I saw the extra trick […]

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, […]

(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 […]

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 […]

Ace of Base, Too-Short Pants, and Finding the Right Fit

My son, Tater, seems to be in a constant growth spurt. It seems that purchasing him new pants really makes those hormones kick into gear and within mere weeks, the pants that fit – or even seemed too long – are suddenly three inches too short. I don’t even see it happening. Every time I […]