As a kid, my mom made a good portion of my clothes. We'd travel to Jo Ann Fabrics and flip through these giant books filled with various patterns. If we were lucky, they'd have some out-of-date ones I'd take home and trace to make my own fashions. We'd pick colors on the color palette designated … Continue reading Making peace with high-waters
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was assistant editor at a small, three-day a week newspaper in Ohio. It was my day off. My husband and I slept in. My husband got ready faster than I did and turned on the TV. "You better come down here," he yelled from the bottom of the stairs. "A … Continue reading September 11
"If I can live through this, I can do anything." I didn't blog yesterday, because the good day turned into something very busy and meh. I wanted wait before posting so I could process things, so here we are. Right now, Fall Out Boy's "Champion" is on repeat on my Spotify account. "I'm a champion … Continue reading Stuck in my head: “Champion,” Fall Out Boy
“You’re only job is to vacuum the couch so I’m not itchy.” I heard this recently during a cleanfest at my home due to Hurricane Dorian. I was not amused, as I assume some other moms wouldn’t be. Taking care of everyone else, without caring for yourself, can wear you down. As a mom, you … Continue reading Your one job is many jobs
While I like to adventure, I'm a big fan of doing it safely. When Jim Cantore tells me to stay inside and away from window, I like to do it. But for Hurricane Dorian, I had to go out and do my job. It's kinda scary and kinda fun. But that fear leaves when I … Continue reading Dorian, Day 1: photo adventure
A few years ago, I stocked up on some Momentum jewelry. Like anyone who has kids, moves and has more clutter than she should, I lost most of my pieces amid the many boxes and piles of stuff. A few weeks ago, I found one of my pieces — a tie-dyed purple and white bracelet … Continue reading Own today
My garden is full of green — lots of vines and tall stocks. No vegetables like I planned. But fall is around the corner. I’m going to try again then. I currently have a lot of flowers. So here are a few photos of them. Sunflowers Some kind of squash/gourd vine.