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Yesterday I was standing around eating gummy candy (because I'm an adult, dammit) when I suddenly felt something sharp. I immediately spit out what was in my mouth because I am a child of the 80s and I know that people hide razor blades in candy, thankyouverymuch. Instead of finding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at The Adventures of Me
Yesterday I turned 37. It was my 'scary' number. Sure, 30 was hard and 40, ooph, I know it will be too... but 37? I had always dreaded it. It's my official welcome to Late Thirties. Even though I have a truly solid life, I still feel somewhere inside that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at The Adventures of Me
In the last 4 weeks I have worked 380 hours. I found out on Monday that the cause of the work, the hope and the reason, didn't happen. A different direction, everything I had pinned a lot of future plans on, had simply disappeared. It was crushing. I have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at The Adventures of Me
When faced with a crisis, or issues, or hell even stress, my first resort is comedy. It's generally unintentional and I typically just say the first thing that comes to mind. It's inappropriate, 90% of the time, and in retrospect funny. Today was one of those times. I was at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at The Adventures of Me
My grandma died on Friday. It was both completely expected and a total surprise. Expected as she had been in bad health for awhile, and was, let's face it, 90. A total surprise as I had just heard from her a few days before via iMessage and she had been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at The Adventures of Me
I have gotten the following question from a few people. It always comes at weird times and in various prose. But the core is always the same. Sometimes I answer it with pure positivity. Sometimes I don't answer it at all. But this time it came in via Facebook Messenger,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
There's that moment when you realize it's your little one's bedtime. It's a sigh of relief because soon you'll have time to be you again. The you that you used to be. You can sit on the couch or call a friend or just breathe, really and truly. No one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
A lot of my friends are currently trying for a baby, or at the very least, entertaining the thought. They often text me about how adorable my daughter is and how fun parenting looks. Yes, fun. If parenting is fun then so is falling down the stairs, while using your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
Since January 2015 the scope of my day to day life has been remarkably narrow. My daughter, my work, my pets, followed very, very distantly by me. That's it. My friend pool shrunk by about 90% as I moved and they underwent life changes in a different direction. It meant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
The world has made me deeply sad lately. It's mass chaos and I have considered building a bunker to keep me and those I love safe. But, I know I can't do that (unfortunately) and so we have to just keep pushing on and figuring out a way to live... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
My 35th year ended just as the year had gone: literally bumpy. You see, I was covered head to toe in hives again, in and out of the hospital, having all of my blood drawn. There were and still are, undiagnosable. Technically they are called 'idiopathic' and technically I call... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
My phone rang today with a 'no caller id' shown. I generally don't answer those but as I was feeling a touch salty I figured I could spare 5 minutes to destroy a spam telemarketer. Instead, the conversation went like this: Me: Hello? (salt dripping from voice) Her: This is... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
Awhile back I declared that I was on a forever man ban. I was, and I wanted that to be it. I was ready to be done with dating until one day, at the age of 70 I found my new boyfriend Sven upon the day of his college graduation.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
It's been a really weird couple of months. This is, of course, saying a great deal given the fact that the last two years have been exceptionally bizarre, but it's true. After my last post I was feeling really great. There was an outpouring of love and support from friends... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
Thank you, Tracey!! xo
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2016 on One Year at The Adventures of Me
Conrad, I vote for both. It makes for a long business card but I like it.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2016 on One Year at The Adventures of Me
Dude. I cannot wait for these babies to sleep! (Also wine and tutus)
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2016 on One Year at The Adventures of Me
Megan -- thank you and thank you for reading along with me. That statement is worth a lot, and I truly appreciate it.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2016 on One Year at The Adventures of Me
This last weekend my daughter turned one. This week is the one year mark of be being single and full-time single parent. The space between those dates is causing a lot of emotional turmoil. Joy that she's one, sadness that she's technically no longer a baby, anger dredged up from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at The Adventures of Me
It is no secret that Christmas is my favorite time of year. So much so that my tree has been up since mid-November and the matching Christmas pajamas I ordered for me and my daughter were delivered months ago. For the first time though, this season is a bit fraught... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at The Adventures of Me
I said it previously but I am part of 4 different Facebook mom groups. As such, I see a constant stream of mom related questions flow across my timeline, and well, they are all exactly the same. Here's my new handy guide on postpartum: 1) OMG my hair is falling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at The Adventures of Me
Welp, I had my brain scan. Technically one of two but that is neither here nor there. The conversation leading up to it went like this: Them: We need to put you under for it. Me: Can't. I'm still breastfeeding. Them: Ok, well, just come severely sleep deprived as we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at The Adventures of Me
Last night I started to get more hives. They weren't bad so I showered and went to sleep, thinking that when sleeping I couldn't itch them and therefore they would get better. This is what the internet said to do and I trust Dr. Google implicitly. Also: logic. At 2am... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at The Adventures of Me
Yesterday sucked. A lot. I don't want this space to become one wherein I only write about crappy things that happen, but the fact is I need to get this out of my brain so I can sort through it all. We woke up at 4:45 as that's what time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at The Adventures of Me
The other day I texted my old therapist. The text said 'Hi. Remember me? I have a baby now and need therapy'. Verbatim. Within seconds I had a response that said 'OMG!' and then 'I have missed you'. My therapist gets my sense of humor, which, for me is one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at The Adventures of Me