Complain about cleaning your house, and someone will point out how lucky you are to have the space.
Complain about washing dishes, and someone will point out that you’re fortunate not to go hungry.
Complain about the endless, back-breaking snow, and someone will tell you that there are places [...]
Yesterday, it was pointed out that getting all gushy on Valentine’s Day could be hurtful to others who aren’t in relationships or, perhaps even more, to those who were in rocky relationships.
It’s a good point. And, admittedly, I was a bit chastened upon reading it since, as I’ve acknowledged before, [...]
(Oh, dark misery!)
I’m going to admit something to you.
When I first heard about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), I may have laughed out loud. I was in college at the time and I could not imagine anything more ridiculous than a sort of depression that came and went [...]
I’ve been fussin’ again. No surprise there. I’m realizing that I’m more demanding and temperamental than I would perhaps like to admit.
This time, I’ve been fussin’ about the snow. Yep, snow. Blech. On Twitter and in real life, I can be heard…
“I am SO not ready for [...]
This journey we call “motherhood” is a difficult one. There are times when you actually feel like you might have a handle on things. You hit a phase that’s going smoothly and you think, “Wow, excellent– I think I’ve got this figured out!” Then, as you probably know, something happens that throws you [...]
I remember when I told people I was headed down South for some higher education. (Is anyone hearing that Trace Adkins song in your head right now? ) There was a great deal of envy from my New England peeps regarding the weather I’d be getting down there. There were also [...]
Here are three things people never say upon visiting my home:
“Wow, I sure wish I had your eye for decorating!” “Man, your house is SO clean!” “Can I ask– who does your landscaping???”
And, when I dwell on that, it makes me sad. It makes me frustrated. It [...]
(Aren’t those boots great?? I’ve had them for close to 10 years now…)
Yesterday, I pulled on a pair of size 11 junior’s jeans that fit me like a glove. I topped it with a long, lean size small/tall tank and and then a large cardigan. Over it all, I tossed on my camel [...]
Nine days. Nine days we were without power.
My house was dark. Cold. Stagnant. Quiet.
The sun set early each night. No TV or computer screen cast its glow on our evenings. No phone calls would ring out over our phone line.
I was without power.
But there [...]
If you spend much time around here, you’ve been seeing a whole lot from me on this topic…
I am being completely genuine when I tell you that I loved writing each and every post for this series. There were times I’d feel nervous going into it, but the words flowed readily and, [...]