Category Archives: About Me

November Out

November was not a great month for me. Sure, there were good parts about it, but the lasting impression I have is not a favorable one. I feel like the weather is to blame for a portion of this. Dreary and damp is not my favorite weather pattern. I would rather it snowed every day…

I don’t get Thanksgiving

When you spend as much time in the car as I do, driving the same route at least twice a day every day, your mind tends to wander and think of the craziest shit. My latest think-fest involves Thanksgiving as a holiday. I don’t get Thanksgiving. I don’t understand why we celebrate it anymore. I…

Other ways to occupy my time

It may not sound like I have many hobbies or time for much beyond attending dance practices and competitions or chauffeuring Holly throughout three different states, and really, I probably don’t when compared to others. However, the one hobby I do have is that I cross-stitch. (I don’t count reading as a hobby because, well,…

2018 – February is in the books

Goodbye February, Hello March

February is the beginning of my personal roller coaster, and boy did it start out with a bang. Jim was in Australia until February 18th, which meant I had single parent duty for most of the month. When we were not at work/school/dance, Holly and I spent all of our time watching the pup. We…

2018 – One month down

Goodbye January Hello February

It feels like January was the slowest month ever but also over in the blink of an eye. It was a busy month. Jim kept busy with job interviews and doctors’ appointments. I kept busy with work. Holly kept us both busy with dance. Jim prepped for his Australia trip. Holly had her first ever…

Looking back at year 2017

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

What a year 2017 was! There have been more changes this year than in years past, and I still do not know how I feel about them. On the one hand, I discovered my voice, as so many of us did. I will no longer stay silent about injustice and I will fight to make…

One Word for 2017

Persevere Image

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone is recovering nicely from their late night festivities! While nothing has really changed from last night to this morning, there is still a new calendar and the idea of a fresh start. What better way to ring in the new year with the word I have chosen as…

Suck it, 2016

The end of the year is always a time for reflection and retrospection. It is the chance to look back on the year and remember the highs as well as the lows, to view your personal and professional growth, and review your progress on your goals. I have been doing that and have come to…

A Very Special Day

At 8:32 AM 11 years ago today, I gave my heart away for the third time. As I watch my beautiful baby girl poised on the cusp of womanhood, there are not enough words to express how much having her for my daughter means to me. A very happy birthday to my own Holly.

Food for Thought: 10 Bookish Questions

Food For Thought

This meme has been going around the Interwebz in one form or another for quite a while now. I would give credit where it is due, but I honestly have no idea who originated this or how it started. Sorry! Just know that someone much more awesome than me started this one! Since it is…