I met Stewart in 1997.
We waited five years to get married. There was a lot of life and getting to know each other in those five years.
It took five more years to make this family.
And here we are today. (Well, in March of this year.)
Someone pressed fast-forward. I can’t believe how quickly the time went by. Happy fifteen to us!
Writing prompt from my last writers' group meeting*: Write a poem or story about opposites. You have ten minutes. I've got this dead girl who follows me around. I keep her inside me like a secret, and she doesn't like that. Sometimes she swells up like when you smack your shin with a Razor scooter and a bump appears there with a bruise. My mom always puts a cold pack on it, to keep the … [Read More...]
I've been listening to "vintage" music on my iPod lately and "Rain King" by Counting Crows came on and I've always loved it. I listened hard to the lyrics maybe for the first time. When I think of heaven Deliver me in a black-winged bird I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers And all other instruments of faith and sex and God In the belly of a black-winged bird The … [Read More...]
On Saturday I started Project 333: I chose 33 items of clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes to wear outside the house for the next 3 months. Before: every girl needs an extra DVR box in her closet. The idea behind Project 333 is well-documented; you can read about Courtney Carver's capsule wardrobe challenge here and check the #Project333 hashtag on Instagram to see how I and other … [Read More...]
Usually, whenever I declutter a space, I get the urge to purchase new things to replace the things that I've just moved out of my space. I tell myself "I need a new bin to hold these things," or "It's time for new curtains for this window." I planned to spend this weekend focusing on my novel. I'm in the home stretch of the first draft after over 2 years, and I'm so excited to finish the story … [Read More...]
One of my new favorite views: the library where I spend 45 minutes, twice a week, working on my novel while Kyle is at karate class. One full wall of windows with giant oak trees that sparkle in the sun and cast shadows as it sets, either friendly or ominous depending on my mood. … [Read More...]