Me and my big mouth

I've always been a talker, although, referring to myself as social sounds less annoying. Social settings aren't just fun for me, they are a necessity, sparking more than conversation. They ignite personal connection, creativity and sometimes much-needed insight or validation. Some conversations transpire effortlessly while others need to be stretched as cautiously as pulling taffy. … Continue reading Me and my big mouth

Some days I wake up and ask “WHY?”

It's hard to believe that in four short years we will be paying for college. Then four years after that, we will start paying college for a second child. The reality of that sunk in last night at dinner with DW. We were celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary. "So what do you think our life … Continue reading Some days I wake up and ask “WHY?”

Please Lord, help me think about sex more often

Today's post was inspired by Shell at Things I Can't Say and her weekly Pour Your Heart out Wednesday blog carnival. Click if you want to find out more about Pour Your Heart Out.   It's not that I don't think about sex, I just don't think about it often. I remember my mom warning … Continue reading Please Lord, help me think about sex more often

Do you have a bike? And if so, do you love it or hate it?

My mom was so excited to get an actual hand-written letter yesterday from a blogging friend. I'm not sure what impressed me more, the fact that she has made a good friend in a "complete stranger" or the fact that some people still write hand-written letters? I put "complete stranger" in quotation marks because I … Continue reading Do you have a bike? And if so, do you love it or hate it?

Can I Pay Someone to Unpack My Suitcases?

I have been home from vacation for three days now and yet my house still looks like something out of the movie Poltergeist. Wrapping paper, empty boxes,  and unopened mail are strewn all over every flat service available. Christmas decorations are wilting and yes, our tired tree is drooping so low that dust bunnies have … Continue reading Can I Pay Someone to Unpack My Suitcases?