Sexy Happy

We slept deeply, oblivious of the sun's arms stretching across the Boston skyline. My best friend and I stayed out late the night before dining and dancing with my brothers and sister-in-law on the uneven streets of downtown. Thanks to Priceline, we basked in the luxury of a 5 star hotel we could barely afford … Continue reading Sexy Happy

Talking about depression is more uncomfortable than a Pap test.

I could hardly breathe sitting alone on the examining table Tuesday morning, wearing nothing but a loose, unattractive gown that opened to the front and my black, grey and royal blue striped knee socks. At least with my socks on I didn't feel completely naked. I picked them out especially for that morning because they … Continue reading Talking about depression is more uncomfortable than a Pap test.

When Sad Days Become Sad Weeks

I remember trying to explain to someone once how lonely and sad I was feeling at home while everyone was away at school or work.  Their response was,"You sound like a bored housewife." After that, I rarely divulged that kind of personal information. Instead I just pushed through each month on those "sad and lonely … Continue reading When Sad Days Become Sad Weeks

Friday Flip Offs 2/4: Hormones, Peeing on a Stick and Blog Envy

The weather has been less than stellar this week for most of the country, I think, and for those of us with children, that meant it could have been pure hell or a little piece of heaven. For me, it was a little bit of both. The first day the girls decided to abandon me … Continue reading Friday Flip Offs 2/4: Hormones, Peeing on a Stick and Blog Envy

Friday Flip Offs 1/28: Over-Caffeinated Boobs, Forgetfulness and Frozen Poop

I forgot that The Hare had choir club this morning. She reminded me last night. We laid out her clothes, pseudo-packed her bag and planned lunch. Somewhere between turning out the lights last night and coffee this morning, I forgot that she needed to get up 45 minutes earlier. It was a normal morning. The … Continue reading Friday Flip Offs 1/28: Over-Caffeinated Boobs, Forgetfulness and Frozen Poop