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
I haven’t written much about my marriage lately. My friend, Antoinette, and her three children came to visit a few weeks ago and when I mentioned Gil in conversation, she timidly asked, “So…how are you guys?” I took a deep breath and attempted to center myself before answering. I can be joltingly transparent and don’t … Continue reading A Holding Pattern
I'm trying to stay afloat this summer, keep up with my kids and their activities, my writing projects, and more, all while attempting to retain a shred of sanity in the process -- both literally and figuratively. BUT...I wanted to quickly pop in to say hello. Meditation is going. Thanks to all of you who … Continue reading Titles Fail Me When Tragedy Strikes.
Happy Saturday, friends! My brain is hopping in multiple directions these days, and I hope to be able to share more soon. But today, I feel a strong desire to share this: The Quintessential Butterfly The author of this blog is a friend who I met about ten years ago. She's a beautiful writer, but … Continue reading The Quintessiental Butterfly
I consider myself a people person. I like people. They spark my curiosity, and I want to know their stories. What made them think a certain way about something? Who were their parents? What have they seen? What joys have they known? What pains? Sometimes this is easier with strangers than with those we love … Continue reading I’m Turning Relatives Into Trees for Christmas — Want to Join Me?
http://elitedaily.com/life/10-things-that-the-people-who-love-their-lives-are-doing-differently/598934/ Hope you all are well. We're knee-deep in getting-out-of-school mode, so things are busy. Good busy, but my already limited organizational skills are being stretched to capacity. I was feeling slightly stressed this morning, but then I came across the above article, and it gave me some peace. It's so easy to get caught … Continue reading Can We Take It Down a Notch On Social Media?
I've been working on a post that is just not working, so for now I've abandoned it altogether.It's been a week. The following was a high point. Enjoy! I'm in the kitchen making dinner when Wallace, the five-year-old appears with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.Wallace: "Mom, could you cut out a heart."I … Continue reading A Little Love from Wallace (and me)
Do you and your significant other kiss much? I recently ran across an article on the evolution of kissing. Check it out here as well as this one. The first summarizes a recent study from Oxford University examining people’s motivations for kissing new partners. It was once thought that kissing simply played a role in … Continue reading Why Do We Kiss?
Gil just took the boys to the store to buy a filter for the vacuum cleaner. The last week has been interesting. I'm writing this quickly, so I'll do my best to summarize the main happenings, particularly the situation with Gil. I noticed a difference in him last weekend when he arrived to pick up … Continue reading I Never Cease to be Amazed in this Marriage
I'm having a bit of a meltdown this morning. The reality is hitting me that I must file for a divorce and go through with it, but I'm so very afraid. I want to believe that I am strong enough to get through this, but I have so many doubts. In a perfect world, we … Continue reading Tell Me This Will Get Easier