life

My Solo Summer Begins

on June 9, 2011

I am a single mother and have been for nearly ten years. An unfortunate aspect of this reality is the dreaded summer separation. This will be my sixth year of sending my daughter more than 2000 miles away for two and a half months. Other than the major savings in childcare, this situation comes with… Read More


And We’re Moving On…

on August 28, 2010

The new condo I was so excited about that I was supposed to be moving into next weekend is officially kaputz. Well, the condo is still there, we’re just never going to live in it. And before anyone says “That’s too bad”, I have to say, no it isn’t. Not at all. This thing fell… Read More


Hiatus

on April 16, 2010

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I updated this. I mean, I knew it had been a while, but dang. Well, this update is to say I won’t be updating for a while. Life is picking up and I’m on a mission. A mission that requires discipline, dedication, and lots of hours… Read More


Random Observations/Revelations

on February 21, 2010

I think I’ve hit some kind of transitional time in my life. Or a few brain cells have grown back. Either way, I’ve made some recent discoveries/observations about life in general and my life in particular. We’ll start with life in general. 1.) When did tooth brushes become impressive collaborations of engineering and artistry? My… Read More


Timing is Everything

on September 29, 2008

In recent years, things seem to happen for me at just the right times. Even the bad things. Back in August, I had a conversation with a friend where I said I felt I was ready for a change, only I had no idea what that change would be. Lo and behold, I come home… Read More


Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

on August 26, 2008

This is going to be a big slush fest so prepare yourselves. I debated about posting that last blog (look down…not at your lap, at the blog below this one) and worried it would come across once again as me whining. But then I thought maybe someone else could be going through a similar experience… Read More


TEMPORARY INSANITY … I HOPE

on August 19, 2008

For some reason, I experienced about 12 to 14 hours of temporary insanity today. Well, it started last night and continued this morning. For the first time in my life, I had an anxiety attack. The real thing. And as I told one of my friends who has these things all the time, it’s no… Read More


What I Want

on July 2, 2008

I’ve been preaching this positive thinking thing for a while. I’m no Pollyanna, but I’m close. My mantra is, “If you expect bad things to happen, then bad things will happen.” It’s sort of a longer way to say, “Have faith!” What people might not realize is that I haven’t always been this way. I… Read More


on October 15, 2007

Goodness, it’s been way too long. Let me see if I can condense recent events… New Jersey Writer’s ConferenceIncredible. Those ladies put on one hell of a conference and I can’t imagine ever missing it. I can’t say I long to ever drive in NJ again but once a year I can probably handle. The… Read More


I stole this from Hellion who stole it from Sin…

on July 9, 2007

Finish the sentences…. 1. I’ve come to realize that my last kiss was…probably the best kiss I’ve ever had. 2. I am listening to…the movie The Upside of Anger on the tv in the living room. 3. I talk…way more than I should. Unfortunately, I rarely say anything constructive. 4. I love…my daughter Isabelle but… Read More