I remember sitting at my kitchen table after school, a bowl of Spaghetti O’s in front of me, enthralled as Oprah challenged her audience with a regular round-up of the good things that happened throughout the day. Challenge Accepted.
I picked up the newspaper and started reading "It's in Times of Adversity When Gratitude Shows Up," written by John Nagy about the recent loss of his mother. As the messages between the lines revealed themselves, I felt compelled to put the paper back down because, well, why did it feel like Nagy was speaking directly to me?!?
Our home is currently a bit wounded in that the garage door is wide open indefinitely. The culprit? First love.
Yes, I know–I got to spend a week at Universal Studios taking behind-the-scenes tours of facilities, riding rides, and eating the best of park food. Now that I’ve completely lost your sympathy, let me explain what a FAM experience actually entails.
We are about to sit with our newly minted adult child and fill out a whole bunch of essential paperwork. If you have baby adults, this is a MUST DO.
I remember it like it was yesterday, sitting in a therapist’s office in silence for a perceived eternity as I flew through my mental file cabinet trying to answer her simple question. Why can’t I answer this??? It should have been a simple question, anyway. For most people, it probably was a very simple question. … Continue reading Adult Hobbies (not that kind)
Look, it may not have been my shining moment, but I did get what I needed in the end. Needed? Maybe wanted. The thing about being the mom is that sometimes those lines blur until someone takes over the house manager's reigns and puts you in timeout on the couch. I am on that couch … Continue reading The Mom Cold
“Wait, so you’re, like, a real travel agent?” Often, when I hear this, I wonder if what I feel isn't exactly how Pinocchio felt when questioned about his real boy-ness. “Yes,” I want to respond, “According to all the hotel chains, I am real. According to all the cruise lines, I am real. According to … Continue reading To Travel (Agent) or Not To Travel (Agent)
Well, the good news is, I’m still here and have yet to be served with any sort of cease, desist, or sue paperwork as fallout from that quite popular Don’t #Tell Dell blog. Was I worried? Yes. Am I still? Of course. Still, a blog that resonated with so many probably is host to a … Continue reading Gee, Your Hair Smells … Unwashed.
Do you know what day it is? Do you know? Okay, well, did you know what day it was five days ago? It was Whine & Wine Wednesday!