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I'm a mother of two; I gave them my heart and they took my mind right along with it.
Interests: Reading, cooking, writing, preparing elaborate jello shots, and pretending to be a good suburban stay-at-home-mom.
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It's been over four years since I typed a word on this blog. Part of it was that I had started a chronicle of my diagnosis and treatment of ocular melanoma; yes, that's a thing. And having eye cancer seemed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Nervous Girl
So, fall is coming, and I have this tiny idea. Actually, I've had it for a while. I think it's a great idea, but I'm not quite sure how to implement it. I love soup. I have an almost pathological... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Nervous Girl
I'm just impressed at the kid's ability to correctly use an apostrophe. And I hope you all get some good sleep soon.
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Last weekend, I trundled the kids into the car and we made the five-hour trek north to see their father and to search for the next place we'll all live together. I prepared them as best I could: It will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Nervous Girl
As you probably know, my husband and I are in the market for a new house in our new home state. Happily, we received an acceptable offer on the house we currently love, and have to be out by October.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at Nervous Girl
...and no hell like a bad one. Once upon a time, my occupation was "family law attorney." That means I have seen many, many bad marriages. I must say that it made me appreciate my own wonderful husband more, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Nervous Girl
If you've been a careful student of been a regular reader of been an occasionally reader of ever read a post sentence word on this blog, you may have correctly inferred that I tend to be a little liberal in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Nervous Girl
When I was a mere slip of a girl, I had some ideas about the man with whom I was going to spend my life. Nothing too specific, more of a vision of how things were going to pan out.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Nervous Girl
...and most of it is good. If there is anyone out there who remembers I have a blog and actually wishes I wrote to it, I apologize. I tend to blog as I exercise: with great enthusiasm for a couple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Nervous Girl
On Wednesday, I was writing the last few lines of my last blog post, trying to figure out how to wrap it all up, when the doorbell rang. It was about four in the afternoon, and I assumed it was... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Nervous Girl
"The Incredibles" is one of my family's favorite movies. It's got a great story, terrific visuals, funny lines. It's also got three awesome messages subtly woven throughout, rather than being preached at you: 1) Not only is it okay to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at Nervous Girl
I am going to share with you my secret shame. It is secret because it will reveal that I am an even bigger dork than you already suspected. I know that hardly seems possible, but bear with me: I would... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2012 at Nervous Girl
Do you remember your dreams? I used to remember mine all the time. Now, maybe I remember a flash here and there. Occasionally, I'll have a few nights in a row where I have very vivid dreams. I might be... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at Nervous Girl
There's this diet I should be following right now go on periodically that emphasizes lean proteins, vegetables, and whole grains. It's a very good diet, healthy and effective, and it comes with lots of recipes, almost all of which are... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Nervous Girl
Have you ever had one of those days where you feel the need to make up your own swear words, because the ones you already know are simply insufficient to express the depth of your frustration? I am having one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at Nervous Girl
I was feeling a little stuck earlier, wanting to write but not having much of anything to say. So I went to read some of my favorite blogs, if only to make myself feel suitably bad because other people had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Nervous Girl
Incidentally, have you ever noticed how when somebody refers to "the new normal," it's never better than the old normal? Thanks so much to everybody who commented, here and on Facebook, with messages of support for my husband and me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at Nervous Girl
I was honored last week when my friend Jenjen invited me to become a resident writer at her website, GottaLoveMom. I met Jenjen through The Motherhood, where I also blog a few times a month. It seems a little strange... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Nervous Girl
There is little that enrages me more than my kids seeming to be ungrateful. I mean, I could get a nine year old not knowing to be grateful for a roof over her head, because she's never known anything else. But when I use the last ten bucks in my wallet to buy her a lanyard kit instead of, oh, say, a bottle of wine for me, and then she pouts because there's no neon green lanyard, I tend to get a little insane. More than usual.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2012 on Comes with the territory at a little pregnant
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Today my husband left the office a little early to start the long weekend. If you're scratching your head and wondering why the hell you didn't get a long weekend, don't feel bad. Because this is going to be the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Nervous Girl
A friend of mine recently asked if I would be willing to be a resident writer on her website. I was thrilled, because I think this woman and her writing are inspiring, and I'm honored that she'd want to affiliate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Nervous Girl
I can barely remember a time when I wasn’t taller than Aunt Najla, and the last couple of times we visited, she was a willing yardstick against which we measured my son’s growth. By eleven he was approaching her height,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Nervous Girl
Thanks for the affirmation. I will definitely get a Kitchen Aid at some point. This month is not going to be that time, unfortunately. Ive started hoarding the Kohls gift card people have been giving me for birthdays and Christmas toward that end. Becki
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2012 on What I Want at Nervous Girl
To my Orthodox Christian friends: Christ is risen! To my non-Orthodox Christian friends: Christ is risen, sorry I'm a little late with the greetings. To my non-Christian friends: come on over for some jelly beans. I promise I won't try... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Nervous Girl
Most of the time, the acquisition of stuff doesn't appeal to me, because I'm blessed with everything I need and almost everything I want. Still, there is one material thing that I would love to have, that I have coveted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at Nervous Girl