Elizabeth Schuyler, Pleasure to Meet You

Ah, Hamilton.  For the last four months, the Hamilton soundtrack has been on repeat at our house.  It started with my cousin insisting I listen and on our trip to New Orleans, I gave it the time it deserved on the plane.  I was hooked.  When I came home, I started playing it in the…

Peace in Pieces

I’ve always been a bit of an old soul. When I was not quite 21, I’d head down to a local bowling alley that had a swing band play on weeknights on their outdoor patio.  I’d sing with the band.   “Don’t get around much” and “Tangerine” were my favorites.  Yeah, they’re old.  That was…

October Slide

I had to press pause on my Last Diet Ever.  I have NOT given up.  Not at all, but let me tell you a little story. Once upon a time there was a girl that loved Octobers.  When the hot hazy days of summers drifted off into bright cool mornings and golden-hued leaves, she found…

The Sweet Spot

The changing landscape of my family has been hard on me. I am the sort of person who roots herself into home and routine and the usualness of life. For fourteen years, I was the stay at home and my primary task was caring for our little children. It was a role I relished, loved…

Politics Not As Usual

It’s taken me a day to write this.  I’ve sat down numerous times over the past 24 hours and tried a myriad of different beginnings to this post.  I talked about how long I’ve been writing here and how I’ve tried to avoid things like this because, sometimes, when you love your friends sometimes things…

On Tracking

This showed up on my Weight Watchers app on Sunday. It’s congratulating me on two weeks of tracking. Every thing that has gone into my mouth in two weeks has been logged into the app. I’ve weighed empty skillets and then weighed them full of fun to determine the weight of my portion. I’ve counted…

Ch-ch-changes

A few years ago, two if I remember it correctly, I made a post about Big Daddy leaving his long time job. At the time that I wrote it, his leaving was all but assured. He had an offer. He had tendered his resignation, but even with those assurances, life had other plans, and he…