The topic for the December NaBloPoMo Day #2 asks how I self-define: as a leader, a follower, or a collaborator. As usual, an excellent and thought-provoking question.In my work life, I manage a team of seven writers and editors, as well as support staff, but we also work together as a team....more
It's so easy to make a list of all the things I am terrible at (basketball, time management, being a stay at home mom, meal planning) but when someone asks you "what's something you're a pro at?" my mind goes blank. I mean, I'm good at some things, like making homemade tomato sauce, I'm good at my job and taking care of my family. But if I had to choose one thing that I'm a pro at, wow, that's tough. ...more
I started this post around 5:30p tonight...it was going to be about how the unusually warm December weather apparently gave everyone the same idea..."let's put up Christmas lights!" That was at 5:30p. But when you're married to a funeral director whose "on call" on Sunday night, well, plans can change pretty quick....more
Every year, I remember our first pregnancy, our child who would have been due in December:
I always think about that loss, even though it was early, when I hang that ornament every year close to the top of the tree. But this year, maybe because I’m back to writing in a way I haven’t been since then, I resurrected this essay I wrote back then, as a way of dealing with my grief. It’s call First Anniversary of a Child Unborn:
I LOVE that December's NaBloPoMo is about WORK...of course, December is a lot of work, there's Christmas...there's Christmas parties, there's cheerful people working at Walmart...a lot of joy. This is probably going to be a weird December for me...I'm not real sure of what's going to happen this month into January...sure, there's the obvious end of the world thingy December 21 and I'm OK with that...it solves all of the "where am I going to find the perfect gift for my husband and kids!" ...more
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Some people are annoyed by the annual Christmas news letter, the one that lists all the apparently awesome things that happened to that family this year...the "my Billy excelled at Harvard" or, "my little Amanda took number one in the fire eating contest..." OK, I never got a Christmas letter that started out like that but fire eating contest!...more