Farewell 2017, Shalom 2018!

Due to an exciting, but unplanned career move right before New Year’s last year, I wasn’t able to do this for 2016-2017. 17 Things I Learned in 2017 Fear is no way to live life. Don’t wait until you’re 40 or until you’re “ready.” Do what your heart desires, don’t let your head get too…

Feeling Battle-Scarred and Victorious!

The (very macho) screams you just heard came from me after half a bottle of hairspray didn’t kill this sucker that was chilling on my ceiling. (I wasn’t about to walk under it to get to my kitchen where I keep the bug spray.) I had to roll up a magazine and go Rambo on…

I Am Bridget Jones

I am Bridget Jones (say that with an Ozzy accent.  Cool right?) Actually, I’m Bridget Jones without the Darcy-attachment. I’d rather be Geraldine Granger with the Armitage-attachment, but I’ll save that for another day. I think that every single girl has that dread, that image of choking on a fishbone while you eat alone and all your neighbors are…

One Good Citizen to Another

I am so grateful to live in an area where its citizens are so sensitive to the well-being of others! For example, the other day, someone set off dynamite at twenty minute intervals beginning at 11:00pm. How considerate of them to wait until most children were in bed, we wouldn’t want anyone’s sleep disrupted by…

Embarrassing

I was feeling pretty good this morning, I was looking good too! This was reinforced by all the attention I received while I was trying to pay for gas. It wasn’t until I went inside to discover that the pump was out of order (somehow I missed the giant bright orange bag that read “out…

Together

Last night, I fell asleep holding Finn like I was a pioneer woman clutching my baby to my chest as we struggle through a snowstorm. We woke up this morning like an old married couple: me hanging onto the very edge of the bed while he stretched out across the whole damn thing, his feet…

Can’t stay angry when there’s bacon!

OH MY GAWD! I want a large enough apartment that the smoke detector doesn’t go off every time I DON’T BURN THE BACON!!! 😤 P.S. Expletives deleted because – though I am PISSED!! – I realize this is a 1st world problem) 😔 P.P.S. It doesn’t help that the detector’s screeching terrifies my pup. 😣 P.P.P.S. My…

Dear Universe

In response to the Daily Post Prompt: Apology Dear Universe, I am deeply regretful for offending you. Clearly, my sins have been egregious, though I have no idea what I did. Please accept my sincerest apologies and assurance that I will live a better life. Thank you for considering lifting your curse, this household is…

An Ode to Clean Carpet

Dear Carpet, I’m not sure what kinds of horrible things you did in a past life, but they must’ve been truly unforgivable. Otherwise, how do you explain all this? Bored Finn chewing, tearing and ripping you apart for the last 2 years. Finn’s piss-everywhere-because-I-didn’t-realize-he-had-an-UTI last Christmas. Finn’s projectile diarrhea as a result of a catching…

Did you miss me? I’m baaaaack!

I can’t say I’m sorry for letting the blog lapse into silence for a month, I’ve been quite busy with life (and reading, of course)! What I will say is that the hiatus was completely unplanned. Let me ‘splain… No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Right after the New Year, I quit my…

Fragile

In response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt, “Fragile.”

Something wicked this way comes

I am now over halfway done with Macbeth and was pleased to recognize these lines: As an ardent Harry Potter fan, I was tickled to hear many of these lines in the movie version of The Prisoner of Azkaban: I cannot wait to get to this section with my class next semester so I can show them this Harry…