Tag Archive: I’m Really a Lovely Person

Boughs of Folly

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  The holidays are all about extremes. Peace on earth! Goodwill to men! Black Friday mobs! Road Rage over hour-long back ups! But that’s life, right? Every high is balanced by a low. And over the holidays, I combine the two like that last cocktail you didn’t really need…shaken or stirred…mixed or mingled…blended or beaten…

They Coulda’ Been Great: September 2013

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A little look back at September via Facebook… (What is this? All answers are HERE.) September 2 1:12 p.m. George: Dad, why is juggling free? Chris: What? George: Why is juggling free? Chris: Juggling is what? George: FREE! Why is juggling FREE? Chris: I have no idea what you are talking about. George: Why is…

They Coulda’ Been Great: August 2013

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A little look back at August via Facebook… (What is this? All answers are HERE.) August 3 7:43 p.m. “I like to do like this…makes me look old.” August 4 8:22 a.m. So chronic lower back pain seems to be part of my life now… Feels like just yesterday my worst “getting old” complaint was…

They Coulda’ Been Great: 2012

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  8/21/13 I know… A “They Coulda’ Been Great” post for ALL of 2012. AllOFIT. Oh – there’s not that much of it – I was a sporadic poster that year. I’ve had so much fun looking back at the silliness evidenced in my 2013 Facebook status updates, that I decided to stroll down memory…

Annual Christmas Tree Report (Alternatively Titled: The Grinch’s Small Tree Grew Three Sizes That Day)

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Every year I write about my Christmas tree. I know – other people write touching annual posts in honor of their children on their birthdays. But not me. I write annual taunts about how my Christmas tree kicks your Christmas tree’s ass. Because tree decorating is my thing. I won’t re-write my Christmas Tree Nazi…

What No One Tells You When You Have a Baby

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I think I flush the toilets in my house approximately 25 times a day. And I can count on one hand how many times I do it for myself. It seems like almost every time I walk into a bathroom, I find yet another un-flushed toilet. Often stuffed with the equivalent of an entire roll…

The Good News and the Bad News (New Writing Opportunity and BlogHer 2011 VOTY)

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First, the good! I’m going to write regularly (twice a month) for a new website, HealthNews. And no – I don’t have any knowledge of or experience in the health industry. Unless you count two maternity ward stays and a hernia repair surgery in the hospital. I haven’t confirmed this, but I actually don’t think…

When in Doubt…Gout?

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Last week, I had one of those increasingly frequent inexplicable physical ailments that make me think my body is literally falling apart. It’s age right? I’m just getting old. As if wrinkles weren’t enough of a reminder… This time it was my knee. Not my favorite body part on the best of days, it decided…

Yours, Mine and Never the Twain Shall Meet (Plus a Few Holiday Highlights)

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I don’t think it’s possible for me to not post about my Christmas tree. It’s the highlight of my holiday season and a photo shoot inevitably takes place the morning after it’s trimmed (I always decorate at night – much better for testing the lights). This year was a little bit different as we had…

Sorry Pixar – You Can’t Make this Cute.

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It was a beautiful early autumn day in our suburban corner of the Northern Virginia woods. And instead of spending the afternoon at the playground with my children, I sat on our back deck sterilizing vacuum cleaners. Now, I’ve always made an effort to keep my vacuum cleaners in good condition since I finally figured…

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