Gentle warning…there is no epiphany coming. More of a therapist’s couch type of blog this week…apologies if you were hoping for a life lesson… Oh, hello there. Just give me a second to take off my apron and get my head out from inside this washing machine. Sorry if my stories blaring in the background … Continue reading Giving Up for the Good (of Me)
If you’d asked me eight years ago how I’d react to hearing that our kids’ (bio)mom was moving out of state, I’d probably have answered with something along the lines of, “oh, thank you six pound baby Jesus.” But that was then.
Kids are a bit of a relational buzzkill. No, it's fine. We can all admit it.
Let’s Cancel Cancel Culture. I’m just throwing this out there. But can we maybe lay off the need to draw and quarter every single person who says something or does something or said something or did something that you or someone you know did not or does not like or finds offensive? Was that confusing? … Continue reading Let’s Cancel Cancel Culture.
And then, there he was, a different non-local colleague but one whose voice I recognized from our weekly team calls. I’d never actually met him and, if I’m being honest, I mostly zoned out when he spoke during our meetings. Yet, the moment we shook hands, lightning went down my spine. What in the actual eff??
My kids are gross. I don’t even care. Well, I mostly don’t even care. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the 5% of me that still gets bowed up at the pure “ick” of teenage hygiene.
I suppose actually having COVID has created this public service announcer vibe in my brain, so bear with me. Or not. If you’ve already felt your nose flare or your back bow up, just go ahead and hit the ‘x’ in the corner. I won’t be upset (I promise) and I’ll never know and, also, … Continue reading We came, We coughed, We conquered.
Good grief, I am having a difficult time finding any motivation this week. I’d like to blame the frigid weather, nagging congestion, a four day workweek, energy sapping teens, or two more incoming snowstorms for this lack of, well, anything….but I think it may just be the result of last weekend’s episode of Attending a … Continue reading Do these earplugs make me look old?
Did I say I was not going to write about pandemics in specifics anymore? I think I did. But that was probably like a year ago and I’m older and foggier and, oh yes, Covid came for Christmas. No, no, no, it’s fine, really. We’re fine. We were able to get through the bulk of … Continue reading Pandemic Parenting Stage II: Conundrum
I just waffled through the entirety of my end of 2020 blog entries in search of my usual “here’s my plan for next year” post and, lo and behold, apparently I didn’t have anything definite for 2021. I supposed that in response to the muck of 2020, giving myself a mulligan for 2021. The nice … Continue reading I’m Going to Eat the Candy