Remember me telling how a handful of family members have a really crappy attitude toward food?
That’s nothing, NUH-THING, compared to the family’s attitude toward alcohol.
There are the few who demonize alcohol like it’s The Prohibition. One abstainer lived with at least two heavy drinkers at [...]
I wear my flip flops until my toes turn blue.
I was okay when I turned on the furnace. I was okay when I zipped up my hoodie. I was okay when I reached for that second blanket last night.
But I busted out the socks today, and now it feels like it’s all over.
I never thought I would be that parent.
I said out loud, just weeks earlier, “I’m not that parent.”
Then I find myself on the phone, speaking as that parent.
Wah wah, my kid isn’t getting enough play time on the field.
I had to psych myself up to make the call. I hated every [...]
I know, I haven’t posted in FOREVER. Just when I started to get some regular (awesome) readers, I abandon you.
Sorry about that.
But but but! I have a good excuse. Really, I do. You see, there was that heartbleed bug, so I made a new password like a good girl. Then I promptly forgot [...]
I read the internets too, you know.
When intelligent and discerning writers put the wisdom out there, I used to just read, file away in my brain, and move on. That’s not fair, now is it? To keep it all to myself like that?
While I would love to meal-plan, it doesn’t really work with the way I buy my groceries. During the summer months, we get our CSA surprises every week and I buy almost everything I need at the farmer’s market. During winter, I work out of my farmer’s market freezes and fill in the gaps at [...]
By a swift stroke of the “Register” button, I did one of two things: I either
(A) Signed myself up for a turbo-learning weekend of new and exciting approaches and ideas, or
(B) Set myself up to think I should be doing more, more, SO MUCH MORE.
I mentioned before that I resisted the idea of meditation. I’m a logical, practical-minded person, so when the new-ageys start talking about projecting energies and connecting with the inner self, I’m gone. Tuned out, be back after these outlandish messages.
However, I started coming [...]
It was like this. Some time ago, I was pregnant, third trimester-ish, and on a mission to find the perfect gluten free mug cake.
Mission may not be the right word. It was more of an obsession.
I searched recipe sites and Pinterest. I combed through comments to triage recipes. I mixed, I microwaved, I [...]