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I Can’t Believe I Wasn’t Invited
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I found this wrinkled, ripped up envelope, with what appears to be a shopping list for a party, in my front yard. How it got there and who these people are, I have no idea. But clearly my name is not on the list—which is probably for the best because there appear to be more girls than boys as it […]

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30 Days of Truth – Something I Have to Forgive Someone For
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There are lots of things people have done to me that, while I no longer dwell on them, I can’t say I’ve “forgiven” them. Even so, I do believe forgiveness is a gift you give yourself; to release yourself from the burden of being angry or hating someone. I just don’t think it’s always so easy, particularly when someone doesn’t […]

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Someday I’ll Have My Little Dream Home
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In the handful of charmless cookie-cutter Florida suburbs where I grew up, most of us lived in one story houses covered with stucco known as “ranch style” homes. We had largely useless attics and non-existent basements, screened back porches known as lanais or patios and pools instead of backyards. We had nonsensical neighborhood names like Whispering Oaks Hollow, Cedar Knoll […]

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If Only I Drank Wine
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I spotted this bottle while grocery shopping with my kids (See also: reason #347 to drink wine…preferably WHILE SHOPPING). But alas, I can’t drink wine anymore. It makes my stomach burn and then I get all flushed and hot (like temperature hot…not LET’S DO IT!!! hot) and then I fall asleep. But if I WAS going to drink it, I’d […]

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30 Days of Truth – Something I Love About Myself
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Okay…this is really hard. Much harder, in fact, than picking something you hate about yourself. Do I pick something superficial like, say, my hair? Because I do like my hair a lot. Or do I pick something practical like my independence? Because I do like the fact that I’m very independent and self-sufficient and clever. You could take away everything […]

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30 Days of Truth – Something I Hate About Myself
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I know some people that couldn’t come up with ONE thing they hate about themselves. I, on the other hand, have a list as long as my arm. Oh, how I wish I could be one of those people. And I think that statement pretty much sums it all up. I hate that I’ve spent my whole life wishing I […]

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Almost Syndrome
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My daughter wants a skateboard for Christmas. She has quad skates, inline skates, a Razor scooter and of course, a bike and she’s good on all of them so it doesn’t surprise me that she wants a skateboard now and really, I’m happy to get her one. Anything that keeps my kids off the couch is a big fat win […]

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Wordless Wednesday: I Knew Those Dolls Were No Good!
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I’ve always hated Bratz dolls but I spotted this poor topless Baby Bratz doll at a local thrift store and I actually felt a little sad for it.

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Katy Does Sesame: Yet Another Opinion
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So, as you’ve probably heard by now…Katy Perry taped a segment for Sesame Street, people complained and they scrapped it—all over the internet, people sounded off on the story. I watched the clip on BlogHer.com while reading a post called “Katy Perry Cut From Sesame Street For Turning Moms On.” In said clip, Perry is wearing a strapless dress and […]

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I Think I Need a Life Coach (or a Drill Sergeant)
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It’s that time again…that time of the month (I call it DMS for During Menstrual Syndrome) when I get an all-consuming desire to organize my entire life, experience massive amounts of guilt over my parenting and become thoroughly convinced that nobody loves me or cares about me—all while feeling more tired than I ever thought humanly possible and being busier […]

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My BlogHer Photos!
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I can’t believe these are the only pictures I took at BlogHer 10 but alas, it appears to be true. Excuse any grammatical atrocities in the captions—I really struggled over the whole me vs. I thing since they are captions, not sentences. Blerrrgghhh. Feel free to (gently) correct me. Okay, since I can’t put links in the captions, which makes […]

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Are You Sure You’re Not High?
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So I went to the evil empire the other night, right? No, no, no…not the Scientology headquarters located in lovely downtown Clearwater, a mere 20 minute drive from here (in case you ever want to see the trophy case where they keep John Travolta and Tom Cruise’s REAL brains in those creepy glass jars usually reserved for fetal pigs and […]

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