There I was, staring down at a rather long flight of concrete stairs. At the top, tethered to me by a leash, was my 75 pound lab, quivering with excitement. At the bottom was the dog park. Louie (just barely) tolerates a leash as a means to an end. If either of us want to enjoy a walk, the leash must be used on an “as … Read More Day 291/365 Let Go or Be Dragged
I’ve had some technical difficulties lately. About a week and a half ago I had some kind of virus, and during that time I had to drag myself out of bed one day to deal with a heating issue at work (we were closed, but it was a potential emergency given the freezing temperatures). The next day I woke up to discover I had … Read More Day 276/365 I Need A Hero
I’m afraid I have embarked upon a dark path… We have all experienced the creepiness of internet shopping + Facebook. I am referring to that “phenomenon” in which that pair of shoes you were looking at on the Zappos site suddenly appear as an ad on your Facebook page. “Big Brother” strikes again. Facebook is in cahoots (I love that word, don’t you?) with … Read More Day 263/365 Your Necklace Is So…Wait, Is That….POLLY?
I had a really wonderful weekend. I’d even say it was perfect. My girls were home with me for the first weekend in what seemed like forever. Saturday we lounged around all day as the snow fell. I hate to brag, but both days I made breakfast that didn’t pop up out of the toaster. Seriously. Saturday night we had friends over for dinner – … Read More Day 259/365 SERENITY NOW
Some dear friends of mine from high school, and my cousin, Jay, are in a band together. I love these men, but aside from Jay, I don’t really get to see them too often. Last night they played at a house party. When I got to the party there were so many old friends whom I don’t see often enough. So, due to being … Read More Day 156/365 I Am Not A Rock Star
Lately I have been feeling really unhealthy, physically (we shall leave the discussion of my mental illness for another time). My dad died back in January, and at some point thereafter I did a 180 from not having any appetite, to wanting to eat pretty much anything that was not strapped down. I’ll be honest, I felt an extreme sense of entitlement toward bread and … Read More Day 140/365 Cleansing Myself of Happiness
Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that I have started to feel a lot better. I’ve been generally happy and grateful, and not easy rattled. Today, that seemed to come to an abrupt halt. I was driving to work, thinking about everything that has transpired in my life over the past year and a half, and I felt the emotions sweep over me … Read More 130/365 “The Monthly Bill”
Sometimes you start your day with a spring in your step, and the next thing you know you’re falling on your face. Or you settle in to a warm, dark, cozy spot and wind up nearly crushed to death by a giant toe. Wait, what? I got a great night sleep last night. This is the girls’ one and only week of summer camp, … Read More Day 129/365 Baring One’s Pincers
I was looking for something in one of my kitchen cabinets this morning and I chuckled to myself about how there is absolutely no organization nor reason whatsoever to it’s contents. I have a lot of family and friends staying with me over the course of the summer and I wondered if that would bother anyone. Then I started to think…actually, this is a … Read More Day 125/365 Messy Inside
My eldest turned eleven today. Let me tell you, she is such a beautiful soul. She has so much depth and intuition at her young age. It was very strange this morning waking up on her birthday, and not being with her. She had spent the night at her dad’s. I called and sang to her (bless her for tolerating that!), and I knew … Read More Day 121/365 Rescue Attempt
The tiny, octogenarian usher carried a matching tiny flashlight, which she kept pointing at my self-illuminating iPhone screen to see the seat numbers on our etickets. This didn’t inspire a lot of confidence in her seat-finding skills, so when she kept walking us closer and closer to the stage to show us our seats, I was pretty sure she was making a mistake. My friend, … Read More Day 113/365 Surprise!
Today I thought I’d talk about something different for a change – How about death and dying? (Sorry, there’s that gallows humor again.) Seriously though… We all know I am going to keep talking about death and dying…but I’ve gotta pepper in some other stuff or we are all going to end up extremely dehydrated. So, I thought I’d talk about how my house … Read More Day 94/365 The Day the House Blew Up