I’m a Quitter

How I quit smoking

Day 11.  Cold Turkey. On September 13, 2013, I had my last cigarette.  I smoked for roughly 18 years.  I quit once in college for about a year and then again for another year when I was pregnant and nursing.  Not many people know that I was a smoker.  If anyone, including some of my […]

A Love Letter to Myself and My Sons

picture for love letter

This post is more a reminder to myself than anything.  I’ve been stressed, tired, and emotional lately and unfortunately, I’ve been allowing my life stresses and worries affect my interactions with by sons.  So, here is a love letter to myself and to my beautiful almost 5 year old sons.  It could be read tomorrow, […]

I FEEL pretty

before and after

Earlier this week, I met with a lovely photographer in hopes of capturing a few professional headshots.  In preparation for the headshots, I journeyed down to the mall and parked myself at the Clinique counter in Macy’s, where a sweet gal named Lorrie, managed to transform my face into a face I hadn’t seen in […]

That Icky Feeling

Ever do something that you are so sure is the right thing, only to have that icky feeling come immediately thereafter, telling you, in  that icky feeling sort of way that:  ”No!  That was NOT a good decision!  You suck!” Yeah, that happened on Sunday.  See, we have been renting our house ever since we […]

The Best Book I’ve Ever Read

I started a book last night.  I read 70 pages in 45 minutes.  It was that good.  I finished it today.  The title is Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak For Themselves. I make no secret of the fact that I am a Catholic woman.   I recently came back to the church after a 15 […]

10 Things I Would Rather Do Than Put Away Christmas Decorations

It is January 23, 2013 and my Christmas decorations are still up.  There is very little I like less than putting away Christmas decorations hence my apprehension and lateness in actually hauling all the crap out and making my house festive enough to satisfy everyone. I remember Christmas circa 2001.  I am pretty sure my Christmas decorations […]

A New Beginning (Again)

This is a replication.  I don't know about you but I sure couldn't draw this.

Here we go again.  Into the great unknown.  Job change.  Ugh. David and I have been married 5 years and together for 8.  We’ve gone through quite a bit in our relatively short time together.  We were only together for 3 weeks when he accepted a promotion with P.F. Chang’s at a new location in […]