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Circus In My Laundry Room

One of my jobs as a pseudo-housewife is doing the laundry. For years, I fought the fact that this was my responsibility. I pretended that I did it because I wanted to do it, not because I had to do it. But I guess when you work part-time and your husband works 50 hours a...

Sparkling Wine

This is the year….That I pledge to do the usual: lose weight, be a better parent (not nicer, better), be a better spouse (see better parent), be a better friend (yes, nicer) and be less rigid. I will continue with my ongoing quest to find what it is that I am supposed to be doing...

Recovering

I spent Thanksgiving week in Miami at my mom’s house with my brother, his wife and 3 kids, my husband, my 2 kids and stepdaughter and that’s just scratching the surface. I know they have written movies about dysfunctional familes getting together around the holidays. But if they had been at my house last week,...

All This and a Furniture Builder Too

Last spring we got a new tv for the den. The den is my husband’s place to run away and hide from his two stepchildren. The tv that was in there previously was about 10 years old and had the depth of an elephant. And it sat on an old beat-up nightstand. Not really the...

Here comes Halloween

Its time to put up the Halloween decorations. I got them out of the attic yesterday and put them by the front door, thinking that the kids would help me when they got home from school. But they didn’t want to. They have barely started thinking about what they want to be for Halloween and...