I inadvertently took a break from blogging last week. I had my posts planned and even though we were down in Philadelphia getting Kevin settled into his new job and getting to know the city, I was planning on writing from the road. But then with everything happening in Boston and it being our last week together as a family for awhile, I just felt like I needed to step away. And be quiet. There's a reason why we observe moments of silence during unsettling times. After Hurricane Katrina, I … [Read more...] about moment of silence
After living in a hotel last week and being on the brink of living in a hotel for all of next week, I'm really appreciating some good home cooking while I can. Eating out is such a chore for me with my various food restrictions, that unless it's a special occasion or celebration with multi-courses and fancy cocktails, I'd rather just stay home. Eating out while traveling is even a bigger hassle. Every meal is a puzzle. It's always a fine dance of I definitely can not have this, this and … [Read more...] about home cooking
One of the things that I want to do on this blog is share what's inspiring me, making me think and helping me get away from doing the same old shit. So here goes. I read a lot of books. I read a lot of self-help books. Books about how to be happy and find yourself and do what you love and tap into your true self and live with intention and be a better spouse and woman and mother. I don't think I have any more issues than anyone else (or that's what I like to tell myself). But I … [Read more...] about game changer – brené brown
I take it all back. I really should have known better - making plans and saying "this is how it's going to be." I have definitely been humbled this past week. I have been put in my place. I have been gently reminded that I am not in control. I've been scared and having some sort of plan made me feel like I knew how to handle all of this. Even though I really have no idea what I'm doing. Here is how our week in Philadelphia went down - We didn't know where we wanted to live. We … [Read more...] about i take it back.
I am in the Business Center in a Hilton outside of Philadelphia. I'm not feeling particularly optimistic. I thought that I had this figured out. I had the perfect relocation strategy - find where Trader Joe's has set up shop and find something nearby. Simple right? Turning out to be a little more complicated than that. Or am I just making it so? As my youngest said yesterday, "Can't we just pick a house that's for sale and buy it? It's like a thousand dollars." Oh, how I wish. We've … [Read more...] about from the front
This is my attempt to answer everyone's questions about what is going on - and also an apology/excuse for any unreturned phone calls, texts and emails. Hopefully this Timeline of Insanity will clear up any questions about the nitty gritty of our move. Because as you can see, things are moving faaaaaaast. But I am impatient. So I wouldn't have it any other way. Update on Phase 1: The Little Red House Selling a house is like dating. You shove all your undesirable crap in a closet, clean … [Read more...] about the nitty gritty
So first things first – thank you. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this project that has been bubbling around in my brain for the last 9 months. I didn’t anticipate that I would be launching this web site under these circumstances. But here’s the deal - after 8+ years in our current home, and countless other milestones that I could rattle off and bore you to tears, we are moving. And it’s not the, oh we need more space, it’s time for a change kind of move. It’s the OMG, we have … [Read more...] about i think…