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. […]

Object Impermanence

From Wikipedia: Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be seen, heard, or touched. It is acquired by human infants between 8 and 12 months of age via the process of logical induction to help them develop secondary schemes in their sensori-motor coordination. This step is the essential foundation of […]


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 […]


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 […]

Fast forward, please?

I admit it – I am an impatient person. If the book I am reading keeps moving along, I can keep going for thousands of pages.  But if the plot slows, or stops making any sense – I am one unhappy camper. I am the kind of person who will skip to the end of […]

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 […]


As a newly pseudo-single girl, I would like to share with you some of the pluses of a life less…encumbered? 1.) Burning as many scented candles as I would like whenever I would like. 2.) Ice cream for dinner. 3.) Closet space. 4.) Electric blanket never complains about my cold feet. 5.) Bathroom counter space. […]

No Words

Sometimes there are situations in life for which it is impossible to find the right words.  Deaths come to mind.  Seems there is no right thing to say, no way to capture in words what you want to convey to the mourning parties.  You hurt for them, you want to help them hurt less, you […]