Before I can go forward with this blog post, I have to make a couple of confessions and apologies. I have been known to make fun of vegetarians in my life. I’m sorry. For real, regardless of your reasons for being a vegetarian or a vegan, I’m sorry for being an asshole. I have also … Continue reading 90% Less Beef
I have been preparing for this moment for a year, but I am not prepared. Today I said goodbye to my sweet boy.
(Eulogy for my grandmother - delivered December 12, 2018.) When we were kids, there was almost nothing that Mommom wouldn’t let us do. Jump on the bed? She’d lead us in a rousing game of “Chop Chop Timber”. Play in the mud? She’d draw a bath and make sure our clothes were clean before we … Continue reading Celebrating the love she leaves behind.
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I took the trash out to the curb tonight. Six large garbage bags of trash. And when I came into the house, I got a little bit emotional because I was proud of myself. You see, I haven't taken the trash out in weeks. Every week, trash day would come and go, and I wouldn't … Continue reading I took out the trash tonight.
(This blog post should be subtitled, Holy shit, what have I done?) About a month ago, I was talking with my therapist about risks. I have always thought of myself as risk adverse, while she pointed out that some of my decisions could be thought of as risky to others. On my recent weekend … Continue reading Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.*
Last Friday, after a long week, I took myself away for a weekend. Just a quick trip to Gettysburg - a bed and breakfast, a morning at the spa, and a day of historical tourism. A perfect weekend. There was much reading. There was a fireplace. There were freshly painted toenails. It was a perfect … Continue reading We are all awesome ladies.
I haven’t written a real blog post in over six months. It isn’t that there hasn’t been anything going on with me. It isn’t that I don’t have things to say. Figuring out how to say it, however, has been a challenge that I’m only just now even attempting to meet. I recently wrote something … Continue reading Even if you can’t relate to my challenges, perhaps you might relate to the struggle.
(Not my normal blog post fare. In fact, I'm not sure what this. Inspired by art therapy night and a desire to cheer up a friend having a bad day.) Charlie is a major diva, but it wasn’t always that way. As a kitten, having one tan paw was a constant source of embarrassment. Other … Continue reading The Story of Charlie