For real this time

For real this time, I'll do what's best for me because no one is going to look out for me and my family. They'll judge me no matter what. But I am choosing not to care. If the relationship is true and meant to be, they'll understand what I'm doing because they're doing the same... Continue Reading →


Meditations over cat litter

As a new parent, I've found quiet time is hard to come by. Duh, understatement of the year, but we all need to learn our own lessons, don't we? There are two distinct places I get quiet time these days. This morning while cleaning the cat's litterbox I realized my brain was dreaming and planning.... Continue Reading →


I can't believe that I haven't blogged since September 7, 2012. So much has happened since then (sorry, that's most cliche sentence you will ever see on this blog). I do have many ideas for future posts about my pregnancy, labor & delivery, and post-partum life. Life is good! "Post-partum" does not always have to... Continue Reading →


I haven't driven a car regularly since the end of April. That's when my husband and I set off from Encinitas to Minneapolis. We only have one car, his, and it's a stick shift. Somehow, I never learned to drive stick. Growing up in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, you'd think I could drive all sorts... Continue Reading →

obligatory new years post

Howard Stern called me last night. It was my only Happy New Year phone call. I didn't get a single Happy New Year text this year. I think this means my friends aren't as wildassed as they used to be, so there was no drunk mass texting after midnight. I'm OK with that.┬áBack to Howard.... Continue Reading →

Cocoon and Butterfly

Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale in 2002. I was enamored with both of them at the time. Gavin was the broodingly handsome British singer of Bush. And Gwen, well, duh. She's only the most amazing, beautiful, talented woman to walk the earth and I just know we'd be fast friends if we met. They were... Continue Reading →

Who am I?

I tried on some really beautiful wedding dresses today at Nicole Miller. The shopgirl was really cool and skinny but I didn't feel fat. She took my picture so I could go home and decide which dress I want. As usual, I tried on just one more dress. It was THE ONE. Well, it's THE... Continue Reading →

My Whole Body

My brother posted an article on his Facebook page called "The Iron," written by Henry Rollins. Henry makes many points in his article (take ten minutes to read it, the link is below) but there was one that made me say "YES!" Henry said "people have become separated from their bodies. they are no longer... Continue Reading →


My working definition of Integrity is doing what you say you are going to do, even when no one is looking. It's hard. Just when I think I've got it down and my force field is up, someone starts kicking it. Like kicking the tires on a car to assess it. Kicking the tires of... Continue Reading →

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