I went into 2021 with great hope and confidence – THIS was going to be THE YEAR. And for the first six months, it really was all I’d hoped it would be. By early July, things were rolling, all in the right direction. I’d been on multiple vacations, I was vaccinated, I was feeling good in my skin, … More Leave It All
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
That’s what I would have said if someone asked me six months ago if I’d ever go to work, arrive at a meeting, or go anywhere aside from running errands or the gym without a full face of makeup on. I know you know where this is going. The first time it happened, Zoom Without Makeup (ZWM), … More Not in a Million Years
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Okay, worst of times is an exaggeration. It is most certainly NOT the worst of times by any means. It was the best of times, it was the not super awesome of times. Better. Also, it’s like I am Dickens, amiright??? It is my birthday week. I KNOW!!! If … More Birthday Week
We had the strangest week. It started out feeling like we were in the groove, ready to go, happy-go-lucky. By Tuesday, sh-t had hit the fan in a spectacular manner, Wednesday was utterly exhausting, and Thursday brought stupid but intense misunderstandings. By the time Friday arrived (thank Christ), I was down with a stomach bug … More Cutting Out the Noise
Last night my husband and I returned from a five day vacation in Las Vegas. It was lovely. We typically head to Vegas with a pretty good plan for where we’ll have dinner, what shows we’ll see, and so on. This time, however, we went with only one objective: to relax. We realized a couple of weeks … More Proof. Of. Life.
As I scroll through the pictures of “feet-by-beach/pool” selfies, faces that look a little too red (because lord knows us Minnesotans don’t see sun for a good nine months of the year), the spires of the Magic Kingdom looming above the overly excited faces of their children, sunsets, water, green grass…it’s almost like all of … More Spring. Break. In. A. Day.
On Wednesday I talked about my family’s decision to sponsor a child in Armenia. What I did not mention, as a last minute deletion, is how we came to that decision. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that I’ve long thought about supporting. My mom has sponsored a total of four children for the past … More It’s. A. Shame.
Earlier today I emailed my girlfriend Ess and explained that I’m trying to tackle this issue. There’s someone with whom I’ve struggled for years. As time passes, I think about them less and less, but from time to time I hear something about them and every time it just pisses me off. It doesn’t matter whether what … More Only. Love. Can. Do. That.
So…what are you guys doing for the next 100 days? Me? Oh…I don’t know…just changing my life. Okay, that’s far too dramatic for what I’ll be doing. But who knows…it could happen. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a tendency to jump into things with tons of enthusiasm and hope. Soon after, however, I find … More 100. Days.