The crisp crunch of winter beneath my feet brings me back to Earth, centers me. The cold air fills my lungs, makes me feel the life inside of me deep, deep down. The silence surrounds me and I exhale ....more
Once again, it’s time for a cute picture of the dog and the kids in front of the tree. Once again, achieving this picture required a little bit of work on my part. I learned some lessons from my last year ....more
I didn’t know what this would look or feel or be like nine years ago. I just knew that I found my partner, the one I wanted to spend this life trying to make sense of the madness — together. The one who fit into the spot in my soul, one that I didn’t think anyone would ever fit ....more
I have a thing for Christmas jammies. I start looking for the new ones every year on October 1. Yes, the first of October. When the Christmas tree finally goes up two months later, I wrap up the special pajamas and place them under the tree with a tag that says, "To Be Opened on Christmas Eve!" As of yet, at ages six- and eight-years-old, they still haven't quite caught on that the Christmas Eve present is always Christmas jammies.
The call came during my first sip of coffee this morning. No school. Snow day. Most kids rejoice, but my oldest son frowned big. "But I want to learn!" I started spouting off all of the fun things the two brothers could do and get into today, knowing full well the wrench it threw into my own day. Promises of making a snowman, mugs of hot chocolate, and a snowball fight worked a little bit to turn his frown upside down. Then his face lit up. "Does this mean we get to do our Blizzard Bag today?" It was my turn to frown.
Dear Santa, We just saw you in person last week. The boys also wrote their annual letter to you, asking — as always — for just one thing. I think they had more fun drawing a picture of you and a self-portrait on this particular template ....more
Black and white and gray dress: Attention Black, fleece lined tights: Contagious Boutique by Jane Black, slouchy suede boots: ?, 2009 Jewelry: Meditation necklace (being retired in January!), Cloud Nine bracelet, Adari bracelet, Manali bracelet, and Network earrings (no jackets, also retiring!), all by lia sophia. The backlash against “selfies,” once called self-portraits back in the day, makes me sad. Instead of seeing people — not just women, mind you — celebrating everything from the everyday mundane — a good hair day — to the hard-earned accomplishment — a marathon finish — we point fingers and tell them they’re wrong ....more
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