This holiday season an amazing thing happened. I enjoyed air travel with my toddler. I even read a few chapters of my book on the plane. See, I used to love planes. I loved everything about air travel. I liked to buy a magazine, a processed snack and a $4 bottle of water at the … Continue reading Traveling with my Toddler: Heaven is Having My Lap to Myself
Today at the coffee shop, the barista said "Um, there's a mocha that's been sitting here on the counter for a while?" I had no idea my mocha has been sitting there by its lonesome. I hissed at Dan, "What's with the attitude!?" He assured me there was no attitude. I swore there was attitude. … Continue reading A Good Problem To Have
I cried from the front door of my parents' house in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, through most of Connecticut. I remember the first time I stopped for a bathroom break, getting back into the car and thinking, "Man, it smells like dog sh*t in this car." In fact, there was dog sh*t in the car, which … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
If I had a magic wand, the first thing I'd do would be to turn myself into the kind of person who does not get attached to things. My life would be so organized. Instead of re-shuffling my piles of paper, I would deal with them. Instead of sifting through 85% percent of my clothes … Continue reading Just Gu It Already (Redux)
I spend more time than I’d like to admit looking in the mirror. Brown boots versus black? One piece or two piece? When did that vertical wrinkle show up right next to my mouth and why is it only on the right side of my face? My husband will call out, “When are you coming … Continue reading Reflections