April 10, 2017

Alvie Bean turned five on Saturday. Because I have clearly lost my mind, I agreed that he could have a birthday party. And invite a bunch of friends. And they could come to our house. Due to a frosting fuck-up, Alvie and I had to make a run to the store for *gasp!* store-bought frosting….

February 1, 2017

I will be forty in 23 days. TWENTY-THREE. DAYS. There are days that I feel old, but most of the time I have trouble reconciling the number forty with how I feel. The last thirteen months have been some of the hardest of my life. Between separation, divorce, job loss, and no job found…it’s been…

May 21, 2015

I was at the coast last weekend. That’s what we have in Oregon. A coast. We don’t “go to the beach,” we “go to the coast.” Probably because the water is, according to reputable sources, ball-shrivelingly cold, even in mid-May. The Bean had a blast, though. He wants to move into the ocean and go…

December 9, 2014

Happy birthday, Dad. Today you would’ve been 65. So old. Ha! I finished NaNoWriMo again this year. The website still lists you as one of my writing buddies. You always will be. I got a new tattoo over Thanksgiving. I know you’d be thrilled. I’m planning on shopping the first book in my series in…

May 5, 2014

Once again, I’m a few days in to May. I really like to let the month percolate a bit before committing to anything. April in Review April 2014 Goals Make it to Rivendell on my “Walking to Mordor” adventure – almost success! I am SO CLOSE! I will be there this week. Have fun 2-year-old…

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