Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sixteen Tips for Pinterest


I’m all about Pinterest.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love the inspiration, the creativity, the hilarity, and the endless time suck it provides.  I have a whole board of projects, meals, and parties that I have completed due to Pinterest.  BUT during my late night pinning marathons, I have noticed a few troubling trends  developing among my fellow pinners. So here are the Lady’s pinning tips for you. You’ve been warned. Continue reading

The Naked Lady


I stepped out of the shower, dropped my towel, and caught a glimpse of my body in the mirror.  Not a spring chicken anymore but not quite an old bird either.  Somewhere in the middle, I guess.  The body I saw did have a lot of middle to look at and too many imperfections to count.  I’ll try anyway. Continue reading

All our Love, Always


On Friday, June 13, 2008, the Man and I learned that we lost our first child just before the end of the first trimester of life.  Five years later, we are a family of five.  We think of our never-born first still and always.  For the baby that was and was not, the baby that came and went, the baby that lived and died.  This message is for the little love we never got to hold but will never let go of… Continue reading

Ready, Set, Massage!


Recently my best friend decided that all these people that fill up my house and my heart were also stressing me the eff out.  I don’t know if it was the daily venting sessions, the frequency with which she heard Soul Asylum’s late nineties hit “Runaway Train” playing at my house, or the sporadic requests to enter into a sexless lesbian marriage with me, but something tipped off my very observant bestie.  So she got me my first ever massage!  Fifty minutes of tension-releasing calm.  At least that’s what it is for normal people.  What my darling friend forgot in making this grand plan for me is that I am a crazy person who loses control of herself in new situations.  Continue reading