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Called

Called

I hated kids – when I was one. I never babysat, because they hated me back. I had no idea that they would save me one day… but they did. I’m struggling with today. I am struggling to admit that I’m human, much less American, Midwestern, Pennsylvanian… It’s never made any difference to me AT...
Who is Phyllis Johnson!

Who is Phyllis Johnson!

She told me (in no uncertain terms) that no one EVER called her Phyl. So I called her Phyl Phyl. “Where is Phyllis Johnson!?!?”… The silence and stares that followed were mind numbing. “Where is Phyllis Johnson!?!?” I yelled once again. Why was I here, at my first theatre audition, searching frantically for this entity,...
Walk this Way

Walk this Way

  He might not walk – That’s the truth. For everyone who has prayed, sent vibes, well wishes, cards, care packages, messages, emails, texts and calls – you deserve the truth. We all do, because we love Dane. We want the best for this energetic little boy with an infectious attitude and smile. And no matter...
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...