Grown Up Boys

I am the first to admit that my adult children’s lives look nothing like I thought they would…but I’ll also be the first to admit that I didn’t really think about it all that much when they were younger. I mean, we were in the trenches back then and if everyone was fed, watered and […]

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Summer Lovin’

I’ve been in a state of ‘somewhat summer’ for the last few months…the whole no work (and now furloughed) thing has had me home and in a weird space. I’m used to having summers off and the norm for us is to have a few trips planned and an endless lineup of garden parties happening […]

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On and On and On We Go

Shelter in place, week 10. Ten. TEN TEN TEN. It’s a lot like the movie Groundhog Day around here and while I’m thankful to live in a state that is taking this all very seriously…I. Am. Over. It. Plan meals. Cook meals. Eat meals. Clean up after meals. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat. It’s all just […]

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What Will I Learn?

As we begin WEEK SEVEN (yep, yelling that fact) of sheltering in place, I’m now at the point of wondering if and when things will ever seem normal again. But then again, what is normal anyway? I’m missing a random assortment of ‘my’ normal things – a quick run into the grocery store for the […]

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Sheltered

We are beginning our fifth week of being quarantined and while I had grand plans for how I was going to spend my time each day…get up, have coffee, shower, do the laundry, take a long walk while listening to an audio book, write for a few hours, clean the whole house (and this was […]

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2019 – The Year I Cried

It really was. Ok, so maybe I didn’t cry the WHOLE year all the way through, but it sure felt like a good chunk of 2019 was me either crying, or trying not to cry, or thinking about crying. Life, ya’ll. I could spell it all out, but it’s basically a combination of all the […]

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On Being A Secretary (of Juliet)

When Verona, Italy said ‘yes’ to me coming to be a Secretaria di Giulietta – or a Secretary of Juliet, the plans began to take shape for that guy that I like so much’s Sabbatical. I will write more on the other places we visited – Istanbul! Sicily! Venice! but a full week in Verona […]

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On Our Way

As with most trips, by the time the planning is done, and the paying for is (almost) done, and the getting the house and the pets and the kid who is holding all those things together done…well, it’s exhausting. EXHAUSTING. Sure there is the excitement that comes with a long journey but sometimes, you (as […]

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A New Season

My favorite season has always been the next one that is beginning. In SoCal that might not seem like a major shift, but I still feel those changes…as subtle as they might be. Summer this year in our little house on our little street is probably best described as joy filled with a massive heap […]

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Pushing

I have been holding on and holding on to so many things…things that I know I should be letting go of. Mainly my boys. Mainly because I love being a mama and it’s what I most identify myself with. But lately? Lately our house has been full and I’m feeling the need (urge?) to push […]

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