It’s never been a secret that the Kaiser has preferred his father since birth. This summer brought another round of Love Daddy, Disregard Mommy, that just about sent me to bed, to the bottle and off the deep end. It’s no wonder, really. He and Scout are peas and carrots, meanwhile I’m the mom who puts him on swim team like he wanted and then tells him to Get his ass in the.. Read More
(Names changed so google can’t hurt anyone. If you know the story, you’ll know the story, if you don’t, then you’ll only know my story … which is as it should be.) I grew up in a town called Craigville. My mom went to the college 45 minutes away and Martinburg. When I was 8 years old, a Craigville graduate was raped in a Martinburg parking lot. It was brutal, and violent and.. Read More
Since I was ten years old, I said I wanted to be a writer. In middle school I filled journals with things I had written. They didn’t fit into any category I knew of – now I know they were blog posts written in the days before the blog. I spent high school writing for Journalism and Yearbook. I spent time writing stories and not finishing them. I started blogging eight years ago,.. Read More
It will surprise no one who has seen my house this week that I can’t find my cards for Fix 13 or 14. So we will roll on back to 12. Colourworks Elandra Faux Leather Trim Cardigan I loved how soft this cardigan was, and I loved the color. There was a faux leather trim on it that was more pleather than I was okay with, and I decided that I had.. Read More
I’ve done a pretty good job at creating a capsule wardrobe using what I have gotten from Stitch Fix over the last year. I’ve also gotten pickier about what I buy since I know what I have and wear what I have. Forgive the pictures and the dirty mirror. I decided if I was going to wait for perfect pictures that it would be yet another 15 fixes before I got anything posted… Read More
Looking ahead to 1:27am, the 24th of February 2015 … that monumental age change … that awful thought that someone could put an ad in the paper with a birthday greeting of “Lordy Lordy looks who’s ….” I can’t even finish that thought. I never claimed 30. Never coped with that age change. I went from 27 to … something in my 30s, only after claiming 27 long enough that everyone was in.. Read More
Heather Spohr and I have the same chair. Which is something I have loved. Sadly, my cats have also loved it as their favorite scratching place. Today I bought a super lame throw cover thing and did my best to staple the edges (till the staples ran out. Of course.) The animals still adore it.
A couple of lifetimes ago, I rode in a limo with Shelly Kramer and and Brene’ Brown. I heard Brene’ speak, I had her sign my books. It has been years and I still remember that “at least” isn’t helpful and empathy and sympathy are not the same things. I came across this brilliant video of her talk this week. Watch it, it will help. Maybe this link. http://www.fastcodesign.com/3023417/the-power-of-empathy-animated
I looked at my living room this morning with dread. Then I took a breath, set the stopwatch and had it clean in 21 minutes, 29 seconds. Lesson here is just freaking do it.
A few of us got in a heated discussion that stemmed from this article 17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex. I say stemmed from, because the antagonist in this discussion/argument/soap box stroke out, may or may not have actually read the article prior to stating her opinions, however it did serve as the catalyst for this conversation. I’m going to put the snippets most relevant to what I want.. Read More
Anxiety is the churning in my stomach that is connected to the tightening in my throat that is connected to the shallow shortness of my breathing that is connected to my whirling thoughts that are rooted in every fear I’ve ever known and failure I’ve ever feared and every imagined monster under every bed in the world of irrational thoughts that whirl through my head and my throat and my stomach and make.. Read More
I went to BlogHer this weekend as a Mic Wrangler, which means my job was to do my best to facilitate conversation while never ever letting go of the microphone. This year was different, I took a friend who does not blog to Chicago with me. It was my first conference without Flinger or VDog or Lotus with me. I attended five different sessions, a lunch and hit the expo a couple of.. Read More
Okay. So thats not really the right title but its as good as it will get. I want to get back to writing so very much but my focus has completely shifted. I really got rolling on the blogging when i was attached to the tiny human 24 7 and the friends in the computer kept me sane Six (seriously. Six) years later and i know how to find you. You are in my.. Read More