I just hung up the phone with a friend and am struggling to make sense of the last hour. She talked. I listened. I'm not sure why, but she chose me to tell all the things. The unpretty. I wish I had sent her to voicemail, and for that I feel like the most ample … Continue reading Upretty Secrets
I assure you I am most definitely adult-worthy if we're referring to trips around the sun. Lately, though, I realize that I've lost some skills in the ten-plus year span of birthing and raising children. A lot has happened in ten years. Currently, I'm attempting to make sense of some seemingly basic stuff that I … Continue reading Will I Ever Be a Grown-up?
Last night I wrote a long blog post. The words wouldn't come, which is fine - sometimes they don't. It was still long. It's hanging out in my drafts folder, but I don't feel like revisiting it this morning. Often, what we don't say is more telling than what we do. I'm here... On my … Continue reading Hello! How About a Picture
Why yes, I am intimately aware that we're well into this new year. It's been awhile, now hasn't it? I've popped in sporadically on my WordPress reader; I've clicked when alerted by that orange notification blot, which reminds me I am painfully behind replying to comments (so so sorry; I'll get there), but mostly I've … Continue reading Happy 2018!
How's your weekend going? This should be a followup to the PTA dilemma I shared months ago. I am not heading up any committee, but I am preparing food for the monthly faculty meetings along with another parent. Next week is the big week for December so I'm getting ready to go to … Continue reading Find the Happy
You guys. My brain feels like it's going to explode right now. I am livid. So instead of biting off a well-intentioned person's virtual head and risking appearing wildly unstable among my friends and acquaintances, I'm going to attempt to give language to some of my emotions here. This is my attempt to gain some … Continue reading Social Media: Exasperating and Intriguing
Hello friends! I'm collecting myself and basking in gratitude. My family and friends came through the storm relatively unscathed. The boys, our cat, and I left Savannah voluntarily last Wednesday after school was cancelled and drove to my mom's outside of Atlanta. Gil stayed to tie up some loose ends at work and arrived Thursday … Continue reading And Then Hurricane Matthew Crashed October
Here's the awesome post over at Caramel Lattes and Stilettos. ___________________________________________________________ For those of you who read regularly here at Grief Happens, you know I'm a big believer in real, and today I got a good dose of it. Although I don't discuss it all that much on this site, I also love fashion and … Continue reading If You’ve Ever Cringed at a Pic of Yourself on Social Media, Read This
I wrote a long post of my personal account of 9/11 but decided to save it for another day. It felt wrong. Too much or too self-indulgent or something. New York has been my favorite city for as long as I can remember. I lived there for a year in 1997. The anniversary of … Continue reading Few Words As I Reflect On 9/11
I have 12+ posts hanging out in my drafts folder that I'm not even feeling remotely inspired to complete at the moment. I also desperately need to write. I need to put words on paper like a cranky child needs a protein snack and a two-hour nap. And for those non-parents reading...that is dire. So … Continue reading Summer in Review – Part 1