MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS: EPISODE FOUR

So, we did this crazy thing called buying a business while both working full time and having a baby and parenting two big kids and we’ve been living in a time vacuum since last October or so. I often forget what year it is. 2020? 2018? HOW MANY YEARS JUST HAPPENED TODAY?

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STORIES

No, not Santa stories. Not Hanukkah stories. Not even family blooper stories, although all of those do get shared as well. Instead, it’s the stories I tell myself...

ME, MYSELF, AND I

Tuesday, 9:15 pm., January of the New Year. Me: Various sighs, groans, furrowed brows and a giant flop on the couch. My husband: raised eyebrow, turn of the head, “what’s up babe? What’s coming up for you?” Me: glare. Then a loud, overstated, “IT’S AFTER 9PM, I’VE BEEN UP SINCE 6 AND IT’S THE FIRST … Continue reading ME, MYSELF, AND I

Make a Mess

Burned turkey, raw turkey, turkey jerky, turkey in the snow, turkey on the beach, turkey from the store, turkey in Nebraska, and Hawaii.Turkey on a hilltop, turkey in a valley, turkey with my family, and turkey with my fRamily. Turkey for five, turkey for thirty-five, turkey in silence, turkey in jest, turkey served by me, … Continue reading Make a Mess

OH TANNENBAUM

So, um, according to my calendar it’s December 1st today. December. First. As in, the last month of this year. As in, just 31 days of 2014 remain. Well, like 30 and few hours at this point I suppose, but still. . . damn. What the hell Mother Nature? Slow your roll already would you? … Continue reading OH TANNENBAUM

GIVE ME LOVE

So, the holidays are here again. Joy. People are gathering together in spirit and in plenty for the next few weeks and it’s lovely. It’s also a time of excess for most. Excess spending, excess food, excess emotions, and excess alcohol consumption (generally to deal with said emotions). Tis’ the season of overdoing it, or … Continue reading GIVE ME LOVE

BABY GOT BACK

Change. Get used to it.  This post can now be found here. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/07/baby-got-back-falling-in-love-with-my-new-body-michelle-sweezey/ Happy Happy Joy Joy! Like this post? Post it, tweet it, pin it, google it, trip on it, or otherwise spread the social love people.Really, really, like it? Subscribe to my feed and get posts delivered in your inbox.      Can’t get … Continue reading BABY GOT BACK

ALL THESE SMALL THINGS

You know what hurts more than stepping barefoot on a lego? Stepping barefoot on TWO legos. No- it’s barbie shoes- evil plastic particles that they are. Wait, nope, actually, I think it might possibly be barefoot on metal toy airplanes. Yes, That. They draw blood even so for sure that wins. Guess what sucks more than a … Continue reading ALL THESE SMALL THINGS

BLUCK YOU

When my son was really young, say from about age 18 months to three or so, he had a favorite word, unique as his personality, and dropped more frequently than names on the red carpet. He would say it when he disliked his food. He would say it when I asked him to do something. … Continue reading BLUCK YOU

CLOSING TIME

I made a tough trip last week; a nine hour round trip drive to say goodbye to someone truly wonderful whom I love dearly. Someone who had a tremendous impact on my life and the way in which I interact with others. Someone who taught me grace, and humility, and above all, love. My Grandma … Continue reading CLOSING TIME