Post-Vacation Non-Blues

I was expecting this week to be awful. I was gearing up for a week of depression, apathy, and chocolate. I was prepared with multiple seasons of Doctor Who, the crappiest pop-lit I could find at Costco, extra butter and sugar for baking emergencies, and a whole drawer of clean yoga pants and t-shirts. I [Read More...]


This is why I haven’t blogged in a week:   Also, in between my numerous modeling engagements, my parents rented a house on Marco Island and treated us to a beach vacation before the Ogre took off to teach his summer course in Vegas. The vacation was divine, we’re all properly sunburned and exhausted, the [Read More...]

Independence Day

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, [Read More...]

Double the Habits!

*I know I said I hate blog posts with videos in them, and then turned around and gave you a post full of them this morning, but this video is really worth watching. And not just because I happen to know and love this woman to pieces. She’s got a great story to tell! “I [Read More...]

Rockin’ Love Songs

My parents are coming tomorrow, and I have tons of cleaning to do, that damned dress to finish, and our whole family to get to the doctor since we’ve all been in various stages of coughing/hacking/dying/whining/eschewing melodrama all weekend. But instead I’m going to join Betty Beguiles‘ love song link-up. I figured there would be [Read More...]

Others Like Him

I’m re-reading Brideshead Revisited for the first time. I love re-reading a book for the first time. I think it’s even more enjoyable than the first read, because I can take my time instead of being swept up in the plot or this character or that and racing through to the end, dying to know [Read More...]

A Soldier’s Wife

Today I came across a link on facebook about a Marine wife battling to get her husband help for post-traumatic stress disorder.  The article talks about how Ashley Wise had tried to get help from within the army first, going to the Army’s Family Advocacy program when her husband took all his weapons and some [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 Friday hath come at last. This is exactly how I feel about it, too. Too weary to be excited, but also too grateful that the Ogre will be around to let me sleep in tomorrow to stand upright today. Sienna just informed me that I look like this bear, as well. “But fatter.” Out [Read More...]

The Inappropriate Comment of the Day!

It’s been a while since I did an “inappropriate comment of the day” post, but today I just have to. We’ve been cooped up for about a week, as I’ve told you ad nauseum, and today I was determined to get out of the house, get the kids to the park, and run various and [Read More...]

An Inspired Meltdown

We learned late last night that tropical storm Debby is slated to make landfall not today, as originally forecast, but Thursday. Thursday. That’s three more days wind, rain, and kids being cooped up inside. I celebrated by picking a fight with the Ogre over inspirational YouTube videos. No, really, I did. We had a lovely [Read More...]