Songs in my Head

April 9, 2014

It’s been a LONG time since we’ve done this, but summer is just around the corner (thank the sweet baby Jesus) and it’s time to get our jams on. So let’s do this…   Ain’t it Fun by Paramore I’m going to be blunt: Paramore is hit or miss for me and usually miss. I’ve […]

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My Life Lately…A Tale of GIFs, Part 8

April 1, 2014

    When The Mister suckered me into buying a foreign car for the first time… When I enjoyed the car and needed to morally justify it to myself… When The Mister called me to let me know he hit a pothole and had a flat tire…in the brand new car… When that cost $200 […]

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Three Ring Battleground

March 12, 2014

February was a tough month. Busy from end to end, trying at every turn…it wanted to burn me down. And if that wasn’t enough (it never is), I found myself doing a lot of self-sabotaging. The biggest culprit? My incessant need to correct people. The never-ending trough of crap that is fed to us on […]

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Random Thoughts

March 6, 2014

If you don’t follow Honest Toddler on Facebook or Twitter, I feel bad for you. Even prior to having kids (or toddlers as they are called now, I guess) this shit was hilarious. I made the epic mistake of telling my mom that I intended on using Lent as a time of reflection on faith […]

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Uncertain Steps

February 24, 2014

When I was little I thought “getting grounded” meant you were literally put in the ground.  I also thought that tornadoes had something to do with massive storms involving tomatoes.  I sang “What’s love…cock-a-doo, cock-a-doo…” instead of “what’s love got to do, got to do with it…” …and I also thought that babies learned to […]

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Bodies and Bellies

February 19, 2014

I keep holding my breath and crossing my fingers and refusing to say it with out qualifiers, but I think, just maybe, I may have found a size friendly doctor. I literally held my breath when I typed that. That’s how scared I am of jinxing this.  For those of you who have not had […]

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An Ode to My Blog

February 12, 2014

I haven’t forgotten you, oh dear PCL. I swear on Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit collection that I have not forgotten you. Sometimes I’ll be driving down the road and think of all of the thoughts that I want to write about here.  And if I’m really lucky, they’ll stick with me long enough to really ferment […]

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These Aren’t Resolutions

January 21, 2014

I generally abhor new year’s resolutions. They are often trite and vain and just things that people should be doing anyhow (eat more vegetables) or things that are so idiotic that people shouldn’t be doing at all (lose 100 pounds). I don’t make resolutions because the calendar needs to be replaced. In fact, I still […]

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One

January 15, 2014

  It has been one year. The year in which I wheeled into an operating room a scared woman and wheeled out an anxious mother. The year in which I learned to let down my expectations and go a few days without washing my hair. The year in which I figured out those friends and […]

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Pay It Backward

January 8, 2014

Two days before Christmas I was standing at a Little Caesar’s buying a pizza and some breadsticks for a quick dinner.  When I walked in, I noticed a man at the counter in a Vietnam veteran’s hat, paying for his order. As I placed my order and subsequently waited for it, I heard him counting […]

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