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Poached Egg Connection

I’m making poached eggs right now.  My little family is taking a walk around the neighborhood, so it’s very quiet.  I hadn’t eaten breakfast, so I stayed behind to eat.  And I ended up thinking about connection while I ate. Here’s the thing about me and poached eggs: they make me think of my dad.  He loved them, and made them a lot, or at least enough for me to associate them with him.  He had two egg-poaching contraptions that I remember.  One was metal and, I believe, used to cook them on the stove.  One was white plastic and used ... Read More »

Wonder Why You Always Feel Like Garbage? Maybe It’s Your Thyroid.

Wonder Why You Always Feel Like Garbage? Maybe It’s Your Thyroid.

It certainly was mine.  It’s amazing to me how impactful that tiny little butterfly shaped gland is.  And when it’s not working? Man, it can mess you up!  Here’s a brief timeline of what I’ve gone through: March, 2010: 34 years old, Amelia born August, 2010: Dad died suddenly and rather tragically February, 2011: friend/coworker approached me to find out what was wrong with me Fall, 2011: annual visit to cardiologist – I broke down in tears when my sweet Dr asked me how I’d been feeling.  Tests ordered.  Hypothyroidism confirmed. May, 2014: I finally am starting to feel like ... Read More »

I Don’t Think I’m Fat

I Don’t Think I’m Fat

There, I said it.  Let’s just get it out there and let it breathe… And I’m a liar, because also, I think I’m fat. Sometimes it feels like I’m SUPPOSED to think I’m fat, because well…all the media & commercials & clothing sizes & stores like to make us feel that way.  (Pssssst!  They’re trying to SELL us something!) And at the beginning of the year, what with all the talk of resolutions and new beginnings, we get told a LOT that we’re supposed to be some other way than what we are.  And then, when I don’t think I’m ... Read More »

The Tradition Keeper

The Tradition Keeper

Have you ever planned something, gotten really excited about it, gotten everyone else excited about it, and then had it fall completely apart?  Yep.  Here’s a story about just that and how my fabulous husband managed to turn those lemons into lemonade. Every year, our local zoo has a Christmas extravaganza called Zoo Light Safari.  We go every year, and it’s free with our zoo membership.  They hold it at night, because there are Christmas lights EVERYWHERE!  There’s hot chocolate.  And Santa.  And magical decorations.  And train rides.  And the petting zoo.  And…it’s just FUN. So, a couple of years ... Read More »

The 5 Things I Learned When I Got Robbed in South Africa

The 5 Things I Learned When I Got Robbed in South Africa

There are really no words to describe Mandela’s contributions to the world that haven’t already been said.  I’m devastated about his death, but want to loudly celebrate his life’s work.  I’m fortunate enough to have visited his home country and truly hope to get to go back one day. My parents also visited South Africa.  They, and several other American politicians and their spouses, were guests of the South African Embassy in 1988.  I was 12 when they went.  My impression of their visit then compared to what I know now are so vastly different.  What I knew about their ... Read More »

All I Want For Christmas is My Sanity Intact

All I Want For Christmas is My Sanity Intact

I wrote the following article for a friend’s newsletter several years ago.  Said newsletter went out on December 17, 2010.  This is a tough one for me, but holds important sentiments for me to revisit this time of year.   A LOT has changed since I wrote this.  When I originally wrote it, my father had passed away (unexpectedly and rather tragically) just over two months previously, so I was in a not-so-good place.  Since then, we’ve lost Daniel’s Mom &  Grandy and my Mammaw.  The “old” traditions have changed.  They’ve given way to what is beginning to look like our new ... Read More »

Why You Should Move 650 Miles From Your Best Friend

Why You Should Move 650 Miles From Your Best Friend

I, like many of you, have a very best friend.  Her name is Kate, and we met in the 7th grade – only THE most awkward time in anyone’s life.  We’ve been friends for almost 25 years.  25 YEARS.  That’s a long damn time to put up with me.  Or her, for that matter. We went to school together through middle school, high school, and after a brief separation, college.  We were roommates in college; I introduced her to her husband; and we were in each other’s weddings.  We have watched each other and stood with each other through love, ... Read More »

I Just Asked My Yoga Instructor on a Date

I’ve been practicing yoga for almost a year now.  I love it for a multitude of reasons.  I’m not particularly good at it, but nicely enough, I don’t really care.  It seems like yoga is less about how good you are at it and more about the experience of being there.  I like that.  I suck at camel pose and wheel pose, but can finally do pigeon and half moon.  And yes.  I realize I sound like a stark-raving-lunatic. I have several instructors that I take classes from regularly.  I like them all.  They each have their own style and ... Read More »

ALL of the things

I just can’t care about it all. As a mother, as a wife, a home-maker, a woman, there are a LOT of things I’m told I should care about. The news tells me. The social media tells me. My friends tell me. My mother tells me. Other parents tell me. Coworkers tell me. They all tell me ALL OF THE THINGS I should care about. And it. Is. Exhausting. Let’s take a look, shall we? At all of the things: High Fructose Corn Syrup GMO’s Organic &/or Natural foods Artificial sweeteners BPA in plastic containers Food coloring Signing children up ... Read More »

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