Writer, retail manager, loving & quirky wife, lying athlete, enthusiastic reader, skillful cook, doting yaya, wedding officiant, too truthful mom.
I am not funny but at times I can be situationally humorous. (No promises, though.)
We Move in the Direction That We Face
When I was 15 my boyfriend told me I was beautiful. I believed him. When I looked into the mirror I saw a pretty girl looking back at me. When I was 16 my parents told me I was fat. I believed them. When I looked into the mirror I saw a fat girl. The pretty girl was gone. I must have eaten her.
We have bedroom problems just like any other couple. Someone wants it but the other person isn't willing (or able) to give. That leaves the other person out in the cold, forcing them to do without or manage things on their own. Sometimes I'm the problem. Sometimes it's my husband.
Be Seen and Not Heard
It happened again last week. I was at a large meeting and the person next to me commented that I am always so calm and soft-spoken.
The Day I Almost Burned Down the Mall
I almost burnt down the Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania. Not on purpose, mind you; it was all due to the vacuum... and the part-time evening bookseller.
I Walk the Line
I've never learned to ride a bike. I can't roller-skate, let alone inline skate. Just my thinking of being on a skateboard just made every doctor in a ten-mile radius cringe and they don't even know why. I learned to drive when I was thirty.
Are You a Dragon or a Candle?
At least three times a day I have to make a choice about what kind of spark I'm willing to be: Will I be a fire or will I be a candle?
Well, If You Want My Opinion...
I met someone last year that described herself as 'the Oprah of her generation'. This evidenced a tremendous amount of confidence, especially as her message was still in progress and her generation was largely unaware that she existed. Still; I understand the urge to share your knowledge and experience with those around you.
Time To See and Be Seen
When my girls were school-age I was the mama-taxi. Long trips seemed to be my specialty. Not just because driving was novel to me (I learned when I was 30... long story), but because they needed to go to places that were some distance away and I was the only parent willing to do the trip (longer story).