I think I will have to hashtag them. Two years ago I bought a pile of shorts from the Gap because they were tailored and they fit. They don’t fit any more so I gave them away. I’ve reached that curious point of weight where I haven’t felt terrible until the last two days. Now I actually FEEL terrible. As much from the fact that I feel so terrible I.. Read More
There is this girl. Super special to me. She is made of sunlight. And she is miserable. She’s not made to be miserable, she is made to shine, to glow, and to march to her own music. Her job sucks. It’s a short term suckage, so it won’t be forever, or even much longer in the big picture. I want to tell her to quit, because even though it isn’t.. Read More
Every summer we (I) spend time getting the Lego kits put back together in an attempt to find the very nice Pottery Barn Kids carpet in the Kids’ room. This is the first summer the Kaiser has been super on board so we are creating a Lego town. All the time with the Legos makes me think of all the things I have seen about Legos and people getting offended.. Read More
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.. 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,.. 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. Read More