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?
Today I celebrate the tenth birthday of my daughter. She’s ten. A decade. 3,652 days (you know, plus leap years?) old. Parenthood, well that escalated quickly. But seriously, when people say “the days are long but the years are fast,” they aren’t fucking kidding. I still remember her birth with fresh pain, and can still … Continue reading HEY MAMA
So, after a rather lengthy internal battle, a few rounds of rationalization, several bottles glasses of wine with my friends, and uh, careful review and critique. . . I ordered my Christmas cards this weekend. Sigh. Insert monkey covering eyes emoticon here. Yep. I caved. I totally did. Like, I did the expected thing. Ugh. … Continue reading MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS
Yesterday one of my most favorite yoga teachers looked at me, saw the large raw burns on my shoulder (from a homemade spaghetti sauce explosion this weekend), and jokingly said: “you are always getting injured. . . I’m sorry to laugh, but it’s kind of funny.” She’s right. I am. She’s also right that it’s … Continue reading HURTS SO GOOD
I recently recognized something in my life- I am having a love affair- and it's starting to show. Like, all the time. Gasp. CTFD; it’s not a man. Sheesh. I know this really messes with your perception of an English Professor here, being so out of character and all, but competing (narrowly) with six packs, tattoos … Continue reading LOVE AFFAIR
It’s Friday. Hooray. Let’s play a game. I love games, and since I get to make the rules on this deal. . . let's GO already. This game is called, “Good Idea, Bad Idea.” Why? Because my life is about finding balance. And laughing at myself. And doing stupid shit and then making it public. … Continue reading BALANCING ACT: THE GAME