Walk the line

I stood at my back door after a stressful morning drop-off with my kids. I had been 1 minute shy of another tardy slip and so I raced to get my daughter to school on time and she made it. But it was tense. Anxiety seeped out from me; it was palpable. My kids felt it. It wasn't ...

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve. Right now, I am celebrating by typing in my office (read: bed. It is so warm and cozy in here! I have THIS on my lap!) and listening to the three people whom I love the most as they play downstairs. They are playing Yo Gabba Gabba and something called Bunchems and beautiful, blessed music. I ...

My first blog post ever.

My friends! Here I am, just in time to sign off once again. This past week both my phone and my computer crashed. Like, really, actually crashed. If you watch that clip right over there -------------------> you can see that my laptop screen was already cracked, but this week it went kaput. So I haven't been able to post, ...

“Tell me more, Tell me more.”

I can't believe that it has been four and a half years, almost to the day, since I wrote this silly little post about my sister and the musical Grease. She had sent me the cutest text message and so, because I kept this as an online diary of my life, I blogged it. And I can't ...

Nurture, Nature and “Into the Woods”.

Yesterday was a big day. My son woke up late, as a treat, and my daughter followed me into his room to change his morning diaper. "Today is the day!" she beamed. "I know! Today is the cookie party!" I answered, referring to our plans for the special Pollyanna party with our best friends. "No!" She cried. "Today, Bubbie ...

Could be a whole heck of a lot worse.

Well, it may not be our thwarted big family trip to St. John, but I'm cozy, under a blanket, listening to my main man's music, working on THE NEW WEBSITE and OMG do I have a story for you as my big premiere. I literally could not make this stuff up. Stay warm and stay tuned.

Stay Tuned and Get Pumped! (is what I was going to say.)

Patience, my dear ones. For I am off to a happy place, where I will be celebrating my 8th Engagemaversary in that very same spot. ...is what I had written, yesterday, prepared to publish today, as I would now be off to St. John, via St. Thomas, with my entire family; Parents, siblings, kids... It's funny. Just last week, ...

4 years ago, right this minute:

I was singing in a family talent show, as K and I were performing our now infamous duet of "Suddenly Seymour"; I was about to play Cranium, which K and I would win, for the very first time, triumphing over my previously undefeated parents; I was in St. John; I was blissfully unaware that the next morning would bring me some "unexpected ...

The Proposal, Part Forever

There I was, in St. John, on my bed, looking down at my husband, who was on his knee, holding out a box, in his hand. Proposal, no? But, peaking out from the shell-like box was not an engagement ring. It was a ring, yes. But a diamond on a band, no. Instead, there was a gorgeous mother of pearl ring, a tropical flower on an ...