A week ago yesterday I was sitting in the living room with my husband, our oldest daughter, her boyfriend, and Sully. It had been a rough couple of days. We took Sully to the ER on Sunday night, because Lord knows dog emergencies only ever happen after 9pm on a weekend. What we thought was yet another pair … More The Luckiest Girl in the World
I was in a bit of a state this morning. All weekend I was in a funk, if you will, and this morning I was in an effing state. To be fair…I listened to a lot of Nas this weekend which left me feeling a tad aggressive. We had one of those weekends. The kind where we didn’t have the … More If. I. Ruled. The. World.
My grandma died on Friday. It was faster than I expected but really so so good. She was in an enormous amount of pain so we’d come to really hope for it to happen quickly. That said, when my mom let me know she was gone, I was completely stunned. My husband had only met … More Missing. Piece. Of. The. Framework.
When I was young, and my mom and I were on our own, she would often say “the world does not revolve around YOU.” I would laugh it off and think ‘well of course it does, silly!’ When you have a lot of alone time you can either a) wallow in it, or b) convince … More The. World. Does. Not. Revolve. Around. You.
Two weeks ago, I was settling into my typical Sunday evening activities. Straightening the house, throwing in the last load of laundry, sitting down with a snack, turning on Real Housewives, and painting my nails. I was about to spend the week at home with the little girls, and thus, my need to get everything … More I. Never. Want. To. Leave. This. Place.
I’m fairly certain that the last time I took a week off from work was the week between Christmas and New Years. In 2011. Since then any vacation days I’ve taken have been to chaperone field trips, or to see school programs. A couple of months ago we determined that we could take the little … More Chaos. In. Lululemon.
To be filed under “you’ve gotta be f-cking kidding me with this” we’ve learned of two more family members facing health crises this week. Both involving heart failure. Because, really, why would anyone want even a teensy respite from the stress and drama that go along with family health issues? This is where I could … More Bubble. Wrapping. My. World.
This morning as I looked in the mirror to give myself one last look before moving on with my morning, I sighed heavily and muttered “this is the best I can do today.” Truth is, this is day two of wearing a hat with my hair in pigtails, I wore sweats the first two days … More The. Best. I. Can. Do.
What?! Your Father’s Day wasn’t filled with unusual amounts of insulation, netting, and tulle? How very bizarre! Father’s Day. When you’re raised by a single mom the day tends to come and go without much thought. Even though I share lovely relationships with my dad and step-dad, it’s just never been solidly on my radar … More Insulation. Netting. And. Tulle.