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Monthly archive January, 2012
What I Wore: Suburban Housewife Edition

What I Wore: Suburban Housewife Edition

My wardrobe leaves much to be desired. Jeans, flip flops, t-shirts. But it matches my lifestyle. Not that my lifestyle leaves much to be desired. No, I like my lifestyle. And my life. It’s just that, well, I don’t do much. I work part-time as a bookkeeper. I work part-time as a writer. I hang...
Fifty Years Is A Long Time

Fifty Years Is A Long Time

I’m going to a 50th wedding anniversary party tomorrow night. Fifty fricking years. That’s a long time to be with the same person. Day in and day out. Sleeping in the same bed. Sharing the bathroom, your meals, your saliva. But my Aunt C and Uncle D have done it. And they’ve done it well....
Me And My Not-So Baby

Me And My Not-So Baby

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent of a 12 1/2 year-old girl is even harder. My relationship with my daughter these days has a lot of ups and downs in it, more so than with anyone else in my life: her almost 15 year-old brother, my husband, my mother. Even my ex-husband. To...
What's At The Bottom Of Your Cup?

What’s At The Bottom Of Your Cup?

Some of my worst childhood memories have to do with cockroaches. Which really sucks for me because I live in South Florida, home of the gigantic flying cockroach Palmetto bug. (Did you know that when you crunch a Palmetto bug, it emits an almondy smell like Vidal Sassoon shampoo?) But this particular scarred-for-life memory stands...
One Step Away From Ugly

One Step Away From Ugly

Some days, I think I’m only one step away from ugly. Other days, two or three steps. See what I mean? If I drop a few of my beauty and fashion must-dos, and don’t “doll” myself up, I quickly age a few years or look like I’ve gained a few pounds. Or worse, look like...
Sloppy Sunday Brunch (A Slice Of Heaven)

Sloppy Sunday Brunch (A Slice Of Heaven)

I went to brunch today with my husband and a good friend of ours. We never go out for brunch. You can make that kind of food at home, right? Some eggs, some toast, coffee. Wrong. We went to brunch in a town about 30 minutes to the south of us. To a restaurant that...