Max and Mom and the Internet

Two and a half years ago, I wrote a blog post that was bout a dog, but wasn’t about a dog.  It was a piece of writing I ended up being fairly proud of, though it certainly isn’t the only one in my time and tenure writing here.  In the past 8 years I’ve written…

Six Days to Go

Six days from now, we will go to bed with a pretty strong idea of who are next President will be. Chances are, before the clock strikes midnight, someone will make a concession speech and the longest, most tumultuous election season in recent history will finally be over. In January, someone new will raise their…

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…

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…

‘Tis the Season

Most of my classmates are turning 40 now. I think there are a few stragglers that won’t turn into later this year (I’m looking at you, Nanners), but the vast majority of us have turned over another milestone age. You know, before Facebook, I always wondered what some of my old friends were up to…

How NOT to be THAT Mom

I think most of the nations kids are now officially back to school. My facebook, which shows friends from across the country, have all featured their First Day of School picture, so I think this is time to have a talk with all of you. Maybe some of you are sending your first little one…

40

So, this is happening. I have crow’s feet and I think I found a liver spot on my arm and I don’t want to talk about the gray hairs that look like tinsel.  I’ll just buy another box of hair dye and I think I found a gray arm pit hair a few weeks ago,…

It’s Monday

Most of the kids are back at school now, right? The excitement of last week is wearing off, now. Oh, no one is dreading the school day, but the wake up early, can’t eat, be at the end of the driveway ten minutes early has ended, like it always does. It’s not hard to resettle…

Great Things to Sew: The Vivie Dress by Blaverry

Many many years ago, my grandmother taught me how to sew on a button.  She taught me how to neatly, knot off your sewing by passing your needle through the loops of thread and pulling the string tight.   I had just finished re-reading the section in my sewing machine manual that explained how to sew…