Patience

I started running again last week. And it didn’t go well. I typically don’t run over the winter. I don’t like treadmills, I don’t like running in the dark, I don’t like running in the ice and snow. That combination makes it pretty tough to run through a Minnesota winter. But I stay in shape […]

In Knots

My stomach has been in knots for weeks. And will remain in knots for at least another week. Until this crazy election is done and gone and we can all take a deep breath. I hope I can take a deep breath. In the meantime, between panic attacks and sips of Pinot Grigio*, I want […]

43

Today I turn 43. 43? Where the hell did that come from? One day I was in my mid-twenties, the next I was 40. And now this? I am grateful that I can celebrate 43. And I am grateful that I was able to celebrate it by swimming a mile and then playing in the […]

Monday Monday

It’s Monday morning. The world thawed out this weekend and I’m pretty sure we even hit 40 degrees. There was a lot of hockey this weekend, a bit of sledding, lots of cooking, a rocking game of bowling and a bit too much wine. So between soggy snow pants and a crock pot full of chunky […]

1/52

I’m joining Erin for a year of 52 weeks. This week you: • had so much fun with your classmates at a birthday party • declared Daddy to be the best fort builder, and spent many an hour building them • cuddled on your bed with a book and pretzels and “read” • rode “Fancy” […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

And while I’m sick of everyone talking about it, I still have to say, IT’S &&^%$# COLD OUT THERE!. When I’m inside I can almost forget how cold it is out there, until the house “knocks” again and I bolt off the couch. Or when I have to let the dogs out, with the encouraging […]

2014 Reading List

  Just a few of the books that I hope to read this year: Good Poems for Hard Times*, edited by Garrison Keilor The Memoir Project*, by Marion Roach Smith Monument Road, by Charlie Quimby A Writer’s Time*, by Kenneth Atchity Ready for Air*, by Kate Hopper The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage, edited by Caroline […]

Just Write: Another Showing

I’ve been missing from this place. Have you noticed? I have. I had major deadlines at work last week, but finally on Thursday things were quiet. Then the weekend hit and there were outings and ice times and hockey games and a showing. Now it’s Monday night and I’m finally able to sit down with […]