Totally sick dude

Ugh, today I have been feeling a bit under the weather, like I am coming down with something. Which is surprising because I haven't had so much as a cold in years. I've got the constitution of an ox, I have. But I don't look like one. Nor do I use my amazing constitution to pull ploughs or hay wagons.  ...more

Why You Are Married

My response to Tracy McMillian's article "Why You're Not Married" : WHY YOU ARE MARRIED ...more

For your comment!!

On some level, I do know that and have a deep respect for marriage. ...more

Shoes With Little Sticks

Today as I stand in my closet, mistress of all I survey, I am clad in my usual stay at home mom uniform – yoga pants, sweater and (mismatched) socks.    This is pretty much everyday attire for me, except for the occasional lunch date, when I’ll trade the yoga pants in for a nice trouser cut jean, usually keep the sweater but throw on a scarf or belt,  – voila,  restaurant ready!  It is a far cry from my office days, where the dress code was business attire daily, including footwear. With that said, I look down at my shoe rack, full of forlorn, abandoned...more

I Don't Want Sparkles on my Butt

I was in a major department store the other day,  shopping a killer winter clearance coat sale.  Considering that I haven’t had a real coat (read “dry clean only” as opposed to machine washable) since my son was born nearly ten years ago, I figured this would be a good time to take advantage of the reduced prices and the coupon I had.  Well, the shopping gods were generous and I found not one but two great designer coats at a substantial discount, and I look and feel great in them.  Flushed with confidence from my purchase, I ventured into the women’s j...more

Irreverent Italy - Gift Guide for Italy Lovers

If you still don't know what to get that Italophile in your life, or yourself - I've selected a few choice picks of Tante Belle Cose in the Book & Media Dept.  They'll put a smile on your face, so go ahead - get one for yourself this holiday season. ...more

Things I Do When No One Else Is Around

Things I do when no one else is around to see me:Today, at work I dropped a big glob of yogurt on my shirt.  No one was around so I sucked my blouse into my mouth and licked the yogurt off.  Please, don't judge me.  It was strawberry shortcake flavored and I couldn't help myself.  So delicious. Don't we all do things when we think no one is looking that we would never do in front of others?  I hope so.  Or else I'm the only one ...more


   MOM I WANT TO GO TO DISNEYLAND       “Mom can I borrow your credit card?” she seems very serious about the request.  This must be important. “Why lovee, what do you need”, I ask. “I want to go to Disneyland, and I want to take Brittany and Brianna to Disneyland,” she replies. “Do you lovee?  Tell me your plans,” I urge. “We...more



Lovin' the little guy...

         I tried writing this blog yesterday, but I was extremely busy with my actual job and didn’t have the time.&...more

Where it (the craziness!) all began...

We just had try-outs. Baseball try-outs, that is. And when I say ‘we’, I actually mean my son, Devan. He is 15-years old and has been playing since he was 7. That is more than half his life! I used to think baseball was a boring sport. I hated baseball season when I was a kid because that meant nightly picnics of hot dogs, macaroni salad, and chips on the living room floor while the SF Giants played in the background....more