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I'm Coming Out

I’m Coming Out

I came out kicking. I know I did, because I was there. Sure I was a newborn and said to have no memory of the experience, but I’m sure of it – and since I said so, that’s that. I came out and was immediately handed over to another person, a person I wasn’t related to,...
Dinner Out...

Dinner Out…

My husband and family love food – so do I. Because I weigh nothing and eat like a bird, most people find that comment to be BS, but it’s true. I want to go out to eat. I really do. I want to try new things, taste new flavors, experience other cultures… But I have...
Saved

Saved

I went to the doctor‘s today. No one in my family pressured me to go. Nothing was literally ‘falling off’, which is what a voluntary appointment (made by me) would have taken not so long ago. I just had a ‘feeling’ about a tick bite. I went, because as a mom, that’s what I need...
Working, Living, Being Together... Foreeeeever.

Working, Living, Being Together… Foreeeeever.

Jason and I have had our ups and downs. It’s not easy to run a business (or two!) together, raise a family, live with in-laws (who are incredibly awesome BTW!) all the while maintaining a healthy, yet not-so-private (what’s up Facebook!), relationship. But we manage, because we love each other, and our family, with everything...
Restaurant Totally Possible

Restaurant Totally Possible

How often do you get a chance to be a part of one of your favorite television shows???  Well, so far, for me, once.  When I heard that they were looking for volunteers to help dig in and renovate a Cen Penn establishment on ‘Restaurant Impossible’, I jumped at the chance.  Apparently, so did 350...
I Should be Shot

I Should be Shot

We stopped for ice cream on the way home tonight. The sky was amazing, so I wandered off.  I wandered into the middle of the street.  I was shooting the stormy sky when I heard little voices question me. “What are you doing?”  “Why are you here?” I peered over at three pairs of curious...
Not a Groupie

Not a Groupie

  I’m not good in groups. I quit anything that lasted more than 15 minutes, five classes (OK three classes) or wouldn’t allow me to take over immediately, tout suite. Am I proud of that?  No.  I wish I had been.  I might have experienced theater, an organized sport, or something even more remarkable… patience,...
Hope

Hope

More surgery.  Words you come to love and hate.  No one wants to put their child through hospital stays, anesthesia, catheterization…  No one wants their baby poked, pricked, prodded and cut. But there it is, that magic word – hope.   It floats around the recovery room like a flock of butterflies, refusing to be wrangled...
Never

Never

My husband never buys me flowers.  He doesn’t spend money on diamond rings and sparkly things.  Nope, no sports car, designer clothes or fancy hand bags either.  I seriously wouldn’t even know what was ‘upscale’ if he did.  OK, maybe if I had seen something on facebook about it a day or so earlier.  But...
Off Limits

Off Limits

Nothing is off limits.  I’ll talk about absolutely anything.  But those who know me may have noticed I never reference religion.  I don’t ‘not’ do it to be less controversial.  I don’t talk about religion because, without being disrespectful, in the conventional sense, it’s not that big a part of my life. I was raised...
Weirdos!

Weirdos!

My friends are weirdoes.  They are the best kind too.  They care about the people they love, but honestly, growing up, never cared too much about the rest. I was 12, kinda pretty, and outwardly privileged.  Outwardly, because the truth was, we were struggling to pay the bills.  I had two parents, with only one...
Eyes Wider

Eyes Wider

  It’s been too long… I haven’t written much lately, and I think, once again, I was scared.  I’ve been busying myself with a whole new crop of ‘what not’ and the nervous energy involved with that seemed to take precedence.  Truth is, I was ducking the inevitable… the truth! Truth is, I’m about to...