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 […]

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 […]

Dear Mean People:

You suck. How you can spend so much of your energy trying to prove that you are right and everyone else is wrong is beyond me.  Don’t you have laundry to do? Or a dog to walk? Or something productive to spend your time on? You cause so much trouble and sadness with the yuck […]


Most of my life, I have followed the rules. Been on track with the plan. I went to school. I went to college. I went to work. I hated work…so I really rebelled and went to MBA school.  Radical. I went back to work. I got married. We bought a house. We had kids. We […]