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Monthly archive May, 2012
Sleeping In My Clothes (Childhood Oddities)

Sleeping In My Clothes (Childhood Oddities)

My kid has been having a hard time going to sleep. She’s almost 13. She says she’s afraid to be alone. She loves scary movies but I think the last one got to her. So she’s been seeking solace in her brother’s room. He has an extra bed. It’s a full size bed. He’s 5’10”...
Tacos Galore

Tacos Galore

Tacos, tequila and more tacos. Yep, we had a dinner party the other night. Of the magnitude that we used to have but haven’t had in who knows how long and for who knows what reason. And it was really, really fun. My husband’s home cooking juices are always stimulated by the monthly arrival of...
My Teenaged Roller Coaster Ride

My Teenaged Roller Coaster Ride

Having an almost 13 year-old daughter is like being on the most exhilarating, yet terrifying, ride of your life. A long-lasting roller coaster that you can’t get off of.  And one on which you have to just smile, and be the brave one, while you keep your true feelings, the ones you want to yell...
Nobody Came A Knockin'

Nobody Came A Knockin’

We’re back from our short, but much needed, cruise. The bags are unpacked. The laundry is in. And the goodwill between me and my husband is at an all-time high. I took a lot of pictures because looking at them will keep me smiling. And remind me of the fun we had. For when we...
If The Boat's A Rockin'

If The Boat’s A Rockin’

For all of the writing I do about marriage, love and sex, I’m not immune to falling in to some bad relationship habits. And I did something I thought I was too wise to do. I forgot to pay attention to my husband and my marriage. Earlier this week, this neglect caused a confrontation with...
Two Weddings, One Wedding Ring And Lifelong Love

Two Weddings, One Wedding Ring And Lifelong Love

I’m really proud to be featured today over at outsidevoice as part of Storied Collections, a series of posts by writers revealing the stories behind their most sentimental material possessions. I’m telling the story about my rebellious grandparents (and the two weddings they had), their everlasting love and the ring I wear every day. Here’s...