Entries Tagged as 'Daily'

No one’s story is finished.

June 10th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Daily

Jeff took the day off on Friday, and the four of us went to the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The main exhibit right now is artwork by Mona Hatoum, and it was so interesting and amazing and wonderful. That glass cube holds a year’s worth of Hatoum’s fingernails. (If you’re curious, the year in question was […]

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

June 2nd, 2018 · 2 Comments · Daily

The guy who lives next door is putting his house on the market. A family who lives down the road is putting their house on the market. Earlier this week I found myself eating a gluten-free chocolate torte, (drinking a beer), and discussing intentional communities with a good friend of mine who I will refer […]

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Some kids get pancreatitis. Some get slickensides. Most have imaginary finger pens.

May 30th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Daily

Summer does not officially start until June 21, yet I have already spent four hours next to a pool. (Reminder: I don’t swim and being around water is a HUGE anxiety poker. The fact that I survived with nary a twitch is monumental. I give credit to the company and the dips, beans, and phyllo […]

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Cosmic Poetry

May 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Daily

One year ago today I sat in a chair and paid a guy to draw a fountain pen nib, a stippled spiral, and suspension points on my left arm. The stippling was his idea, and what a good idea it was. I’ve spent the past year really loving my stippled bracelets, and when you love […]

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Last Day of School Thank God

May 17th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Daily

I love getting up super early and drinking coffee on the couch, and that’s the ONLY reason why I might tune in for the royal wedding on Saturday. (Also, by the time Charlotte or the other kids get married, I’ll be too busy dealing with my own problems.) Today is the last day of school […]

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Warning: Potentially disturbing photo ahead! We can still be friends, though. We can be whatever we want to be.

May 13th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Daily

Yesterday was spent celebrating my birth, and today was spent celebrating the fact that I have two teenagers in the house who call me Mom, and four animals who think of me as their mom. (At least I think that’s what they think.) Know this: I really don’t believe you have to actually give birth […]

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If you can feel what I’m feeling, then it’s a musical masterpiece.

May 3rd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Daily

Harper turned 13 on Saturday, and because we were in Columbia for state music contest, she chose Shakespeare’s Pizza for her birthday dinner. My favorite Shakespeare’s combination is broccoli pizza with orange soda, so there I went. Meredith turned 15 on Sunday, and she chose Mission Taco for her birthday dinner. My favorite Mission Taco […]

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And all the time she laughs at those who shout her name and steal her clothes.

April 25th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Daily

“I’ll have a Peacemaker. My friend will have a Fuzzy Navel with four pierced cherries. The Peacemaker is for me. Did you know it was named after a bomber during World War II? I’m not so much of a fru-fru drinker…” The bartender walked away as she continued to ramble on about peaches and nuclear […]

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I once threw up a doughnut in Dayton. My dad gave me a cherry Lifesaver afterwards.

April 22nd, 2018 · 4 Comments · Daily

I’ve spent the past four days in Dayton, Ohio. Not because it’s the overdose capital of the United States, but because the WGI Percussion World Championships were happening and drums are better than drugs. (I sometimes state my opinions as if they were facts. With that said, I know this to be true: Drums are […]

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30th Reunion Notes: The “I met a strange lady, she made me nervous. She took me in and gave me breakfast tacos.” Party Mix

April 16th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Daily

The reunion started at 700 on Saturday evening. When I pulled into the lot (more than slightly late), my little sidekick who I like to call Immobilizing Anxiety begged me to stay in the car “for just one more song.” So I did. And then I did again. BUT because I’m the luckiest person I […]

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