Happy Birthday to Me… and This Blog

Today is January 15 and the fact that it's my birthday is beside the point. The bigger celebration, as far as I’m concerned, is that it's the birthday of this blog too. One year since I sat in the St Pancras International hotel lobby and refused myself permission to leave the premises until I finally … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me… and This Blog

Happy Surgiversary to Me

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So I thought I’d wait till November to mention it as a way of making sure that my message wasn’t lost in the pink shuffle that is October. Sort of like when you give someone their birthday presents a week late. It gets noticed above the other gifts that … Continue reading Happy Surgiversary to Me

When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

It’s been offensively long since my last post, I know, but I’ve been taking some time to deal with a shocking revelation. It turns out that I am related to Nahtmee.  And not distantly related, either. Our branches on the family tree actually touch each other. Here’s how I found out. This past summer was … Continue reading When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

My kids have selective hearing. You won’t find this fact surprising because your kids or any others you’ve encountered likely have selective hearing, too. Basic, repeated requests such as ‘Please shut the refrigerator door” or “Don’t leave your wet towel on the floor” go ignored unless I: A) Ask at least three times B) Am … Continue reading How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me