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keepin it real since 2004
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The boyfriend and I are skipping right along and we're two weeks shy of celebrating a whole four months of blissful togetherness. We're enjoying this extended honeymoon phase (which we attribute to the so-far-so-good successful suffering of this LDR; absence... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at skip to my lu
If you're late to the party, let me bring you up to speed. After kissing a whole lot of frogs (some toads, even), I do believe I've hit the boyfriend jackpot. I've been guilty of settling for two out of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at skip to my lu
Over 300 email exchanges, 48 hours of telephone calls, musical dedications, countless secrets shared, nods to Cummings and Neruda, a ridiculous amount of making out, honest-to-goodness postmarked love letters, poetry composed, two dates, too many gorgeous words to count, more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at skip to my lu
I spent a very humbling morning in a Federal Building before a bankruptcy trustee. After four years post divorce, shouldering a mountain of debt, robbing Peter to pay Paul, juggling several jobs simultaneously, leaning on others for support, and finally... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at skip to my lu
So, dating. In case I haven't mentioned it lately, I'm not a huge fan. Naturally, when, after a mere two dates, it was suggested that the current beau and I abandon our online dating gig to instead focus our attention... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at skip to my lu
Father's Day is always difficult for me, as is Mother's Day, for the same and some different reasons. Scrolling through facebook this morning and seeing the countless photos of my friends with their dad holding them as a baby, being... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at skip to my lu
It is impossible to love and be wise. says Francis Bacon, 16th century philosopher and scientist. I concur wholeheartedly, Mr. Bacon. However, what about all that business with age comes wisdom? Let no one accuse me of being less... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at skip to my lu
Awww, thank you, my sweet friend! How the heck are you? Big plans for the 4th? lu
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2011 on Back in the Saddle at skip to my lu
As someone who's fallen of the horse one too many times, can I just take this opportunity to say it is so not just like riding a bike. There is nothing easy about trading in the comfort that comes with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at skip to my lu
Did you know that April is national poetry month? In celebration, I've put together a compiliation of inspiration for poems I have yet to write: the moment I first heard my baby's cry, the first step, the first "ma-ma", the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at skip to my lu
I'm halfway through Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project and though it has yet to be an extraordinary source of revelation, I am enjoying reading about the author's experience and insight gained through her research while writing the book. As always,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at skip to my lu
But if you try sometimes, YOU CAN! Having the courage to make some very big changes in my life, as of late, came with some promises made to myself. One such promise was that though I need to get back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at skip to my lu
Alright, not to give away the punch line or anything, but.... Here goes, half a decade in a nutshell. Met a boy thirteen years my junior, dated six months, moved in together, gave it another three months, got married, had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at skip to my lu