Pity Party

Happily Ever After

I have spent the last six weeks hovered over a toilet. Pregnancy has not been good to me – it never has been – and these long-anticipated days of summer have been tainted by nausea, discomfort, and a lack of all things alcoholic. Geoff’s working long hours doing construction, Savannah’s teething, and I’m lucky if […]

Summer Bliss

Kid & Sprinkler

Home with the little one. This is me now, all day, every day. If you’re expecting a lengthy description of how wonderful it is to spend every moment playing, laughing and learning with the sweet, precious angel I call my child, you are wrong. Although maybe somewhere in between what I am about to say […]

Books!

Books

Summer’s coming (or is it here?), and in true summer-fashion, I’m not feeling particularly motivated to write about anything. Winter, I’ve found, is for writing. Summer is for reading. So, how about a summer reading list? These are some of my current favorites. If you’ve got the interest and the time in the warm months […]

The Waiting Game

Puggle

I am impatient. I hate waiting. For summer. For Christmas. For answers. For questions. For my husband to get ready. For the dog to go to the bathroom. For anything and everything, I hate waiting. Impatience and I, we have a love/hate relationship. It is my enemy, and yet it is my familiar friend. The […]

The Disease

Library

Yesterday while browsing the top articles on msn.com, I ran across one entitled “The Case Against Grades.” Against my better judgment, I opened and read it. As my brain attempted to process phrases like “stress and fear of failing tests lead to classic symptoms of procrastination, avoidance, confusion and low self-esteem,” I could feel my […]