Thanksgiving 2023

Images from my camera roll from the holiday. I handle the creeping dread that is the holidays by staying busy … exercising, making things, watching movies, and assuaging my feelings of guilt over the waste by stripping every last bit of meat from the turkey carcasses I rescue from the trash and turning it into […]

Back in the pottery studio

It has been at least five years since I’ve been in a pottery studio. Divorce, upheaval, and Covid disrupted one of my most pleasurable acts of creativity and self-care. I’m so happy to have found an independent studio just one mile from my Sweetheart’s house where I can build to my heart’s content. I’ll admit […]

Casey’s Graduation Trip – Day One

We left for Athens today, catching the bus at 2:00. Casey was confused, he thought our flight was departing at 5:30am and I was confused when he said he planned on not going to sleep the night before. He thought we were catching a 2am bus. The look of relief on his face was tangible […]

Letting Go

Casey had his college orientation last week at CSU. I still am winging it when it comes to this college stuff … I applied to colleges sight unseen, was accepted to Boston University and arrived a few days before classes started to do my orientation and class selection having never set foot in Boston. I […]

Maybe Maureen Dowd Was Right

Feeling like a boss because my drier suddenly got really loud (video does not do it justice) and I just shelled out $500 to have my washing machine fixed and I just. could. not. spend any more money. I just shelled out $3500 to have a gravel driveway installed. The foundation repair ($50k) shredded the […]

Minx is Six!

Today is Minx’s birthday, she turns six! Here’s a little Minx content. Minx is the cutest cat ever but she never bonded with me. I blame Chief. She’s very much Lonny and Casey’s cat, and she’s obsessed with Mr. Bates. Not gonna lie, I would love to moved her to My Sweetheart’s but I don’t […]

One Down, One to Go

This was a huge couple of weeks for me and my family. First, Casey turned 18! My tiny baby is now a man, I can’t believe it! It really snuck up on me. I mean, I knew he was turning 18 but at the same time it caught me completely off guard. When my kids […]

I’m Such A Mom

My boys have been getting along so much better recently, in part I’m sure because Micah very magnanimously brings Casey’s favorite sandwiches home unbidden. Micah works for Snarf’s, a sandwich shop beloved to most teenagers. He was pretty excited to get that job and I am more than happy to drive him to and from […]