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.
These past few weeks have been the kind that leave a mark. I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way, although a week ago when I was still “in” it, I would have argued that it would leave a mark that would haunt me for years to come. You see, in the past … More A. Different. Definition. Of. Success.
I’m sure I’ve said this before, but Vegas? It’s one of our happy places. We were engaged at the Bellagio, overlooking the fountains, listening to Frank Sinatra. We went for a short honeymoon there and ventured out to see the Grand Canyon. We love to sit by the pool, people watch, eat out, shop, and … More Vegas. Baby.
About a month ago, as my husband was finishing up all he needed to complete for his two Fall classes, he pulled out an assignment sheet for a 12-15 page paper. This particular class was very paper-heavy. Whenever he has to write a paper, I help by talking it through with him before he starts … More Slowly. But. Surely.
A couple of weeks ago I was home sick for two days. I was actually sick for nearly two weeks (hence the lack of blog posts) but for two days I was home, in bed, in the middle of the week. In those two days I hunkered down in my bed, turned up the heat, … More Be. Worthy.
Scene: Sunday Afternoon, Two Weeks Ago, Macy’s Cosmetics Department First let me establish that I am a SUCKER for skin care/make-up products. If there is any reason for me to believe that one product will do better by me than another, I will try it in a heartbeat. I was out of eye cream and … More A. Wrinkle. In. My. Wrinkle. Free. Plan.
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.