Tag: parenting

  • 2022-08-21 Epic Summer Road Trip Day 0: Reading poetry, chaos, and exhaustion.. but I didn’t die! 😂

    2022-08-21 Epic Summer Road Trip Day 0: Reading poetry, chaos, and exhaustion.. but I didn’t die! 😂

    Yesterday I bit off more than I could chew but I survived. I sacrificed day 0 of my vacation to do a reading at a local bookstore cuz 1: It was a Saturday and I knew there was a bigger chance more people could go on a Saturday. And 2:There weren’t a lot of other […]

  • 2022-05-24 Stacation Sensation…

    2022-05-24 Stacation Sensation…

    Last week I was on Stacation all week as most of the household was away on vacation. I’m not gonna lie.. it was glorious. The first half of the week was crazy-busy and after that took a few more days to wind down, but I did end up finding a good balance with work and […]

  • 2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    Lately I’ve been wasting time watching more shows than I normally do. When I say “normally” I mean that normally I don’t watch shows at all unless Jim and I are sitting down for a chill hour of TV in the evening. And when I say “lately” I suppose I mean for the past nine […]

  • 2022-03-18 Sometimes the Wandering Leads to An Idea

    2022-03-18 Sometimes the Wandering Leads to An Idea

    Nothing has changed between yesterday and today yet here I am again, resisting the urge to start watching a new show; resisting the urge to go back to bed.  I’m still thinking about the same things. About my on-again-off-again submission pushes (currently off), all my other goals, and, of course, questioning if I’m on the […]

  • 2022-02-05 SMA Road Trip Day 0: Ready, Set, Go!… 💃

    2022-02-05 SMA Road Trip Day 0: Ready, Set, Go!… 💃

    Today my love and I are skipping out of this popsicle town. Our bags are packed. Our minds are right (mostly) and we have 7 hours to make it to our first stop, Saint Louis, for our 4:30 Arch tour.  I had a shit night sleep mostly because I was up late with said packing […]

  • 2022-01-05 Decisions Can Be Difficult but Sometimes the Path is Clear

    2022-01-05 Decisions Can Be Difficult but Sometimes the Path is Clear

    I fielded an email yesterday that I initiated with the counselors at my son’s school. I had asked about the possibility of him dropping Algebra 3 for the second semester. He’s a senior and has one semester left before graduation.  Their response asked if we’d considered the consequences. He’d no longer be eligible for most […]

  • 2021-11-28 Parenting Through Tough Situations + The MOST Disturbing Dream

    2021-11-28 Parenting Through Tough Situations + The MOST Disturbing Dream

    Yesterday my primary concern was the argument my children found themselves in after a rotten turn during a board game we were playing. Yes, I said a board game. It was painful and unnecessary but just like a married couple that is stuck together for life, one argument often stirs up years of angst and […]

  • 2021-11-27 Not enough time to get anywhere…

    2021-11-27 Not enough time to get anywhere…

    Hi! I’ve only got about 20 minutes to walk here before I have to get going. Somehow my Saturday filled up with stuff without me realizing it. I’m going to a friend’s house to chat this morning after which I’ll probably be heading directly to my mom’s house, who is super anxious for me to […]

  • 2021-10-14 Being Busy has its Advantages

    2021-10-14 Being Busy has its Advantages

    What’s on my mind today? My children flying to Washington by themselves (with each other) and the whole thing is outside my control. Yes, they will be with their dad for the duration of their trip, but he and his significant other flew yesterday.  Despite my daughter sometimes being needy, she’s definitely independent and very […]

  • 2021-07-25 California Adventure Day 3: Escape from San Francisco

    2021-07-25 California Adventure Day 3:  Escape from San Francisco

    Yesterday we lingered a little too long for my taste in the Bay Area. Everything about the city is painful.. the traffic, parking, long lines, crowds. Ugh! We literally went to three brunch places before we found one that had less than an hour wait. AND spent about 30 bucks on parking and a half […]