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It’s not that I’m dwelling. No, that’s not it. It’s not that I want to dwell, but I am dwelling and something about this date has been weighing on me like a ton of bricks. More meds. More anxiety. More depression. What is so different about 9 year, 364 days and 10 years.  Why is…

Labors of Love

It started with a red ball gown in a prom store in February.  We loved it.  She loved it.  I was willing to overlook the price tag, but the style was discontinued and they didn’t have her size in stock.  I was heartened, a simple ballgown would be easy to find.  As we loaded in…

Best Books of April

I’m going to read 100 books this year and I’m not saying that as sort of a self-visualization, positive vibes thing.  I’m at 42 books for the year!  That’s…like…more than eight times what i read last year!  I’ve been keeping a nice, ten books a month pace and I have a lot of great titles…

I Stayed Deluxe at Disney World So You Don’t Have to

And, you don’t have to.  Let me tell you something about me. I love upscale travel accommodations. Swanky little boutique hotels. Five star hotels. Vacation rentals on the ocean on a resort island. The good stuff. I can’t always afford it, but that doesn’t stop me from loving it.  This past weekend, Big Daddy and…

The Delicious Feminism of Moana

At Christmas time I loaded the girls up in the car and took them to the theater to see Moana. We tend to see most Disney movies in the theater and we add a girls day of it. It was so good we went back later in the week with Big Daddy. The story, really,…

My Top 5 January Reads

You guys, I have a confession. I only read five books last year. For some people, managing to read five books might be a good thing. Or even an improvement, but for me it was a significant step down. I read 36 books in 2015, but last year was the lowest total of books read…

Shades of Gray

So, this isn’t about those shitty books. I you want to know what i thought about them, you can check out my review on GoodReads on them. And, remember folks, a consensual BDSM relationship is not dirty, disgusting, demeaning, rape or assault. Politics have been at the forefront of my mind for roughly the last…

Hi

2016, right? Weird year. From bell to bell. I’m suspicious about 2017. I keep looking at it like you like at the person in your house who didn’t get the stomach flu when everyone else had the stomach flu and you just keep waiting for them to say “Oh, I don’t feel good” because you…

What a Week

Ya’ll I don’t even have a word or collection of words for the past seven days. I’ve felt like I’ve been hit by the flu or a really bad hang over. I’ve been listless. Cranky. Grumpy. I’d say I couldn’t wait for this year to be over, but I can wait for this year to…

Low and Slow Braised Pot Roast with Gravy

I love Sundays in the fall. I always have. When I was a little girl, I’d curl up on the couch and read, blissfully, while my Dad watched Football. I’ll still encourage Big Daddy to put a game on, so I can ignore it with a book. Last Sunday, we were busy. We have two…