I pride myself on healthy eating.It's my thing.But I've been slipping lately. I work from home. It's intense and hurried. I cram my work into the times my children are at camp and daycare, and I cram my food in, too.I love my job. I do. It's dreamy. I work on a cause I believe in, use many of my skills, and get to work from home with flexible hours at a respectable salary. I'm lucky. It's a privilege. Most people don't get to balance their profession, family, and personal time like I do....more
Top Ten List of (Never Exactly Completed) Top Ten Lists, in Reverse Chronological Order10. Ways in which I am Like Your Depression-Era Grandma (mesh produce bags make great dish scrubbers!)9. A Husband's Guide to Scoring: From Clean House to Dirty Sheets in Ten Easy Steps (There is only one circumstance in which underwear should be left on the living room floor)8. Lessons in Patience and Creativity I Learned from the Neighbor's Dead Cedar Tree that Fell in the Yard...more
by sybil sage Those lists, whether it's 10 or 100 things, to do before you die mean nothing to me. I won't feel bad if I die without going on a gondola ride in Venice or jumping out of a plane. I would, in fact, feel bad if I the gondola tipped over or the parachute didn't open and I died. There are two things I would like to do before I die: Use up most of what's in our pantry and use my miles. More important is what I don't want to do before I die, like:1. Be in assisted living...more
Lately, I've been more scatterbrained, and while I can usually keep it all on the DL, I've been messin' up and my husband is noticing. By that, I mean, I've been laughing at myself a lot this week. I thought, why not have him tell you what it's like to be married to me, just this week. I have to say, I crack up when we're with friends talking and the subject of my "supreme organizational skills" comes up. I leave you in his hands....more
I am a shoe bore. Yes, that’s a “b” not a “wh.”Why? Because every pair of shoes I own are black and no higher than three inches (and I’m rounding up).Even my husband tells me that I need to expand my horizons and his idea of fashion forward is a tie-dyed t-shirt from a Grateful Dead show and a cheese-shaped wedge that he wears as a hat (thankfully only when he’s watching a football game)....more
I’m not saying these are all about me. I’m just saying if you feel the same, or you have done it too, you’re not alone.You’re not alone if……when you try to use your DVD or TV, you have to say the steps OUT LOUD because there is a lot to do and it is very confusing.…you stop in the middle of exercising to get a snack....more
Are you one of those parents who is counting down the last few days of school before summer? Or do you dread the prospect of having your kids home with you for the next few months? Either way, you gotta make it through the last few days of school before the kids are free!