Disclosure: This post contains a few affiliate links. Smashing pennies on the railroad tracks is one of those things that I've always wanted to do with the kids since I first came across it in 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do). My friend, Lisa, did it … [Read more...] about The Short List: August
It's Spring Break and, miracle of miracles, it actually feels like spring! We weren't taking any chances, though, so I booked us tickets to see my sister in Dallas for a few days. I wasn't about to spend Spring Break shivering this year. It's been three years since we last made … [Read more...] about Springy Things
I'm about to find myself in an unusual position, both literally and figuratively. This Thursday I'm having outpatient surgery. It's nothing crazy, and it's lady bits-related so I'll spare you the details. (You're welcome, Dad.) But it does feel odd to know I'll need some taking … [Read more...] about You’re the team captain. Stop picking yourself last.
(I'm not sure why I chose that as my title. It's true, I did go through a serious Jimmy Buffet phase, but that ended - thankfully - in my late twenties. Come Monday, I'll probably regret using it. But for now, that title is here. I wish it were beautiful, but whatever. Some … [Read more...] about A Blogger Looks At Forty
It's becoming somewhat of a comical ritual around here, these sessions where I sit down to write. Every morning begins with the best of intentions. I'm going to write today! I say, in my best go-getter voice. And for the most part, I do. I write a lot for other people. Whether … [Read more...] about On Writing and Ignoring the Squirrels.