On the end of summer and not hyping up firsts

I do this thing with birthdays where in my mind, it has to be the birthday person's most special day everrrrrr.  In concept, that sounds great.  But making that happen? Totally impossible.  You can't make every.single.birthday the most wonderful day ever. The pressure is crazy. Unfortunately, I do the same for firsts. I get all... Continue Reading →


On summer snacking

I'm currently sitting on my couch eating chips and pecans out of a bowl that I've hidden under my throw blanket so the girls don't see it because they will inevitably wipe me out of said snacks within the minute.  Horrible, selfish, justified. You know how they say that teenage athletes will eat though your... Continue Reading →

Frustrations and Freedoms

It is too late in the school year to be this annoyed.  This morning has been a series of complaints and redirection.  I get it.  We're all tired.  Test prep kills us all.  The weeks after the EOC should be easy-coasting and fun, which is why I gave a project rather than jumping right back into... Continue Reading →

Dreams. Fridays. Outfits.

When a dream shatters, it's heartbreaking.  No matter how hard you try to put the pieces back together, there will always be a piece of the original missing.  The vision you had will never be the same.  It's been broken, shards missing, integral parts gone.  The rebuilding process is tough.  It makes you angry and... Continue Reading →


Today was bad.  I'm talking seeing red, don't say your thoughts out loud or you'll get fired, everyone get the hell away from me kind of bad.  I'm not even sure what brought it on or what changed because this morning had been going great and then it all went to shit in a matter... Continue Reading →

Run. Rinse. Repeat.

I'm running 3 miles tomorrow morning before the sun even rises.  And then I'm wearing my cherry red Michael Kors pumps because I'm fucking fabulous. And now it's on the internet so it must be true.  I might die, yes, but that's a risk I'm willing to take at this point. I started a 10K... Continue Reading →

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