December 19 14

I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how much I love the movie Serendipity. I say almost because I’m actually really not embarrassed at all—it’s a guilty pleasure. I love the crap out of that kind of crappysappy movie. It was where I got the idea to leave little notes —…

December 17 14

The only house in my price range in the neighborhood I’d ideally like to live in burned down. No, really. It’s a lovely house from the outside and sort of exactly what I’d like to pay for a home, and on a quiet street too. Now, I’m willing to overlook…

December 15 14

A long time ago, when Miss Emily was just a wee little thing, we received a giant video camera as a gift. Back in 2001—in the technological olden days—when we didn’t have iphones or affordable digital cameras, I would click, click, click my way through a 24-photo roll of film…

December 11 14

Here’s a confession: I help my children with their homework.  Cue the collective GASP! from the audience.  Now, I’m going to circle back around to this obvious character flaw, but first I want to talk about the park. (It’s a metaphor.) I’m the parent at the park that people write…

December 9 14

There’s this thing that happens when I come home from a long trip, when I crawl into my own bed after spending days and days sleeping in a different bed. I forget that the bed is too small, I forget that it’s too high off the ground. I forget that…

December 8 14

So I watched a man not get eaten by an anaconda this weekend like he had originally promised. “Moooooooommmmm, you said you were going to buy me a new water bottle today and watch the end of that movie with me waaaaaaah and pack me an actual lunch instead of…

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