August 12, 2013 random

Quick recap because I know the Internet is dying to know what’s happening in my neck of the woods. Ok. Fine. Quick recap because I am sitting at the airport lounge waiting for my delayed flight to SFO, and I can’t think straight on less than 3-hour sleep. 1. I went to BlogHer. I went. […]


Welcome to Chicago!

July 19, 2013 a picture is worth a thousand words

My previous post was a fine example for #FirstWorldProblem. The kids and I survived. Of course. More than survived, we had a grand old time taking it easy playing really layback tourists in Chicago. The kids apparently inherited my love for hotels: we spent one morning inside the hotel watching the History Channel. My view now […]



July 17, 2013 random

My co-worker once told me that my family should have a reality TV show because ridiculous things happen to us all the time. Actually, I admit: what he really meant was that we are a family of ridiculous inclination and we make ridiculous decisions and do ridiculous things. “Hilarity ensued.” I should have a plaque […]


I’ll cry if I want to…

July 11, 2013 random

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to. A is for Advil I have been taking for my pounding headaches and sore throat. B is for Benadryl for watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. C is for COLD as in WHY DO I HAVE TO COME DOWN WITH A BAD COLD ON MY […]


The ABCs of OBX

July 10, 2013 through the looking glass

A is for the ABC stores in NC. After having come here every year for 10+ years, I finally realized on this trip that 1) in NC, you could only purchase hard liquors from the ABC stores, 2) ABCs are not open on Sundays, 3) ABC is not a random acronym that many businesses have […]


New York. New York.

June 10, 2013 a picture is worth a thousand words

The Husband and the boys are on a 4-day hiking trip along the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. I had been thinking about taking advantage of the empty house for a long time but did not make any decision until Bugginword gave me the “open arms all system go” welcome gesture and also I found a […]


Fifty Minutes

May 24, 2013 random

The tornado touched down in Moore, OK on May 20. It stayed on the ground for approximately 50 minutes. I get my daily doses of news from the radio & mobile news summary during my 1.5-hour commute, each way. When you were simply listening to a narrative of what happened, it was hard to grasp […]


Best. Mom. Ever.

May 12, 2013 no manual for parenting

I am using this title because I don’t know what to call this post. The original title choices were: Called a Psycho Mom on Mother’s Day and am proud of it but that would leave nothing of substance for me to write because the title is basically the story. or Possibly One of the Best […]



April 21, 2013 therapy in session

I have lost 30 lbs. since last summer. There. I said it. I don’t know why I have been feeling too embarrassed to tell you this. I feel guilty. What’s with all the “you are beautiful the way you are” “girl power” blah blah rah rah Dove marketing speeches I tend to meander into. I […]


The Optimistic Perspective from a Cynic

April 15, 2013 this i believe

Something horrific happened in Boston, to Boston, to people who congregated in that resilient city for the annual Boston Marathon. Two explosive devices went off near the finish line when many were getting close to accomplish what was one of the most impressive feats, running in and finishing a marathon. There were a lot of footages and […]