William Shakespeare once wrote: Substitute greatness with "motherhood" and I fall into that third category. I wasn't born a mom (because...that would be weird) and I didn't achieve motherhood. Instead, I had motherhood thrust upon me. Not with an infant (or two) that I could bond with, nurture, and mold, my kids are fully grown little … Continue reading Doing (almost) everything wrong: instant motherhood.
I am not a morning person. Seriously. I'm under the impression that morning people are a bizarre race of quasi-human and shouldn't be trusted. I have a certain lifestyle to which I have become accustomed and it involves frantic mornings of oversleeping, hasty work preparations and speedy drives to school, while putting on mascara with … Continue reading My “perfect relationship” is ruining my life.
This weekend I achieved a relationship goal of cinematic significance. Every sappy love story has one great kiss in the rain. Allie and Noah from The Notebook, Paul and Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Charles and Carrie from Four Weddings and a Funeral have filled our heads with the romance and emotional significance of the … Continue reading The Beautiful Life…
I come from a family of people who are, by nature, procrastinators. It always starts so well, usually with some sort of list. We outline the very logical and manageable steps to meet our goal with plenty of time to spare. Then, life. Suddenly, the absolute deadline is upon us and it's all hands on deck … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Painting
It took nine months for me to miss my dad. There were flashes; I remember the first time I saw something funny happen and knew that he would be the only person as amused as I was. I actually picked up the phone and started to dial before remembering that there was no one on the … Continue reading A Little Less Lost | Nine Months
Tell me what is more satisfying than the kind of exhaustion that comes after a day of accomplishment. I dare you. On a recent Saturday, just before my mom headed out of town on a business trip, we had one such day. In an effort to encourage each other to complete all of the small … Continue reading day 2 – We need a list, and other shenanigans
I hate soup. This is a mostly true story. I don't hate all soups, but I don't like many of them. Something about things that are cooked together for that long and they all start to taste the same and...icky. It makes me shiver a little just thinking about it. That being said, today I … Continue reading No Soup For You!
It's that time again. No, not fall, although it is that time too. I'm talking about Pumpkin Spice Latte Time! It's absolutely criminal to pay $4 for a cup of coffee, but I fall in line and do it because I just can't help myself. It's delicious!!! As we gear up for the holidays (I … Continue reading Rampant Consumerism, Or Why I Love Fall
I am a baker, both by experience and by personality (if you know a lot of bakers, you understand what I mean). So when I decided to try out a homemade caramel recipe I found on Pinterest (by the way...can we just talk about Pinterest for a minute? Ah-may-zing! If you're still waiting for … Continue reading Stir. And then? Panic.
I have a confession. I feel like I do that a lot, make confessions. It's low cost therapy, I guess. Anyway, my confession: I haven't been feeling very creative this week. Really, really not. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, I'm just not in it to win it. Kind of a bummer. Which … Continue reading Weekend Warriors…Whatever