Head over Heels over and over ad nauseum

My ex and I never lived in the same town until several months before our wedding, so we spent a lot of time in a stage of dating that can only be called “pining.” He wasn’t really around enough for me to get aggravated or frustrated. He’d come in on a Friday night after work […]

Let’s Call a Dog a Dog

Before I had J, my dog AJ was my baby. He went everywhere with me from the time he was a just a tiny pup: to class at UNC, to any and every vacation, to all the various places I lived.  If AJ wasn’t welcome, I didn’t go. At Christmas, he had a stocking and […]

Then The Real World Crashes In…

The first day back from vacation is always a whirlwind.  You feel rested and ready to tackle basically anything so you do… with a smile.  The paperwork gets completed, the files get organized, and everyone has your undivided attention for whatever they need. Then the second day arrives. Today, it’s like my vacation never happened.  […]

Letting Go of Other’s Tragedies

I didn’t watch much of the news coverage of what happened in Sandy Hook.  I knew about it, but I just couldn’t watch.  And when I heard about Moore, Oklahoma, I made a similar decision. I just can’t watch. At first, I thought it was disrespectful to the grieving parents and communities.  At first I […]

Healing

In 2011, my husband moved out a few weeks before Mother’s Day so technically, it was the first “holiday” I spent “alone.” I put a much smaller J in the car and drove down the street to the grocery store where I bought a balloon and flowers and chocolates for myself.  I filled the cart […]

Breaking out of the Internet Prison

Lately I’ve realized that I harbor a lot of resentment towards other moms who I feel are doing a better job at keeping it all together.  I resent when they’re well-dressed, I resent when they have time to make handmade Valentine’s, hell, I resent when they have on matching earrings.  I feel like I’m constantly […]

The Value of Time

When my Grandaddy was alive, he would tell me the story of how he ran a kitchen at a local restaurant.  One day, one of his cooks showed up thirty minutes late because his car had broken down and the man had walked ten plus miles from his house to the restaurant.  At the end […]

Kid-Free and Loathing It

Know what I hate about “kid-free” weekends? The fact that I inevitably end up right where I am 75% of my week anyway… at the office.  If I’m being honest, I kind of appreciate having J around to keep me from being here all the time because I know if I were just a single […]

Moments of Mortality

I ordered dinner from a popular chain restaurant in town, pushing open the door and stepping back in time to fifteen years ago.  The smells and sounds were the same: the din of conversation, the smells of frying potatoes and corn chips and chicken, the calls of “corner!” and “Need a runner!” and the constant […]

Perspective

Yesterday, I went to the gym to pound out a few more miles on the treadmill.  I was scheduled for five so I settled in for the long haul, feeling the tug of the motor beneath my feet and the beat of the bass in my ears.  To the left of me, an average sized […]

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  • I'm a divorced, single mom to a pre-schooler, a full-time attorney, and a semi-reluctant vegetarian. I work hard and when given the chance, I play hard... but I'm almost never given the chance.

    I think fart jokes are funny, I'm pretty sure magic is real, and my life long dream is to buy a farm and write a novel while watching horses run around at a respectable distance. (Because horses are scary up close. Seriously.)

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