It’s been a minute…

Hello friends, I apologize for my absence, although I doubt that anyone has been waiting with bated breath for updates on our life. February has been the longest month – complete with illnesses and cold temps with a few bouts glorious sunshine sprinkled in. I’m sure that what follows will be a random string of…

Six Months In

When you first meet someone as an adult, your brain tries to tie in this new person to existing brain schema. That’s why new people you meet so easily remind you of others you know or have seen. You find yourself turning to a mutual friend and asking, “Doesn’t so and so remind you of…”…

Dearest Crady…

Our dearest Crady, Oh how we miss you! Let me count the ways… We miss your weekly visits and impromptu happy hours that sometimes turned into late night drinking and betting affairs on the contestants of The Voice. We miss your stack of Sam’s styros in our pantry and the bottle of Tito’s in our…

Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving usually meant large family get togethers, blessings that went on and on…and on – usually including tears, wine glasses that were never empty, Uncle Charlie’s seasonal boujalis, constant watch over Brooks to ensure he didn’t end up in a fire pit or the river,  hoards of really…

Jamie Came to Visit and we Drank ALL of the Wine

When I was 14 years old and a freshman at Victoria High School, a junior girl I didn’t know came up to me and asked me to dinner. I told her I couldn’t. I already had plans. She asked about the next night and my extremely shy self reluctantly agreed. I was a Reserve in…

Starting to settle

Generally settling is considered something negative. As in, “Yeah we settled on this place.” or “Yeah, so-and-so isn’t as fun anymore, he really settled down.” For me right now, settling couldn’t be more welcomed. This is our 5th week in Aberdeen. We still do not have furniture. Brett and I are still sleeping on a…

I’ve been fine

Really. All day. Then a twitter notification popped up on my phone from Peter in regards to Briarmeadow’s back-to-school professional development. Annnndddd I lost it. Rewashing the dishes that were once clean and now have big, salty tear drops on them. Damnit. I made it all the way to 5 PM without shedding a tear….

Today is harder

Today is harder. Today things are more real. The reality of long days spent with just my kids for the next couple weeks induces a sort of claustrophobia. There’s no escape. No one to babysit, no one to provide relief. I know that Brooks will go to school soon and then it will just be…

My heart hurts

I’m alone at the moment. It might be the first time that I’ve been totally alone since Brett came home. I was/am so excited to have him home but his return meant that our move is imminent -this dark, looming hole that I cannot see the bottom of. For the longest time it’s just been…

Goodbyes are sad…

“…beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most.” – Hope Floats My lovely friend reminded me of this quote yesterday in between sharing hilarious clips of her life with children and our shared internal dialogue that surely it’s not too early to start drinking. She saved me from…