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Finding What you are Made of

Finding What you are Made of

It has been 9 months since I’ve written here (insert the obvious reference to human gestation here.)In that time, Liam has walked. Annabelle started a Spanish Immersion preschool. She is almost potty trained, except when The Backyardigans are on TV. I went to a women’s retreat. I lost forty pounds. My hubby still loves me even though I hate cleaning the house. Our dog Cricket died. We got a new dog Buck. I wish there was a cute, poignant story I could tell […]

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A sniper made me write my bucket list

A sniper made me write my bucket list

As many of you know, I lived in DC back in the day.  On October 14th 2002, I was at a Home Depot, getting tile for a mosaic project.  When I got home, I turned on the news and saw that a young blonde woman had been shot and killed in the same parking lot I was just in, fifteen minutes ago.  I was young.  I was blonde.  Was I in the crosshairs? That very next Monday, I was on a […]

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Prepare for a Grown Up Lawn Concert with Toddlers

Prepare for a Grown Up Lawn Concert with Toddlers

Back in April, my husband bought tickets to go see Phish at the Gorge Amphitheater.  I never heard of Phish until I met my husband.  He loves music and this was one of his favorites, he really wanted everyone to come with him, yes, including the kids.  I was skeptical to say the least.  My biggest concern was the other people in attendance at the concert who may or may not be imbibing in alternative products (My hubby and I don’t participate).  […]

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Why is it the worst that motivates us?

Why is it the worst that motivates us?

The last month kicked my butt, literally.  I was out on my duff for the last month with just barely enough energy to keep my eyes open watching Annabelle.  The entire house went down.  Her naptimes were spent either sleeping or watching Leverage, because I had no energy.  No clothes put away for about a month and there was a stack five across and about three feet tall in the laundry room.  I did have enough energy to wash, dry, and fold for […]

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