Category Archives: family life

My daughter took her first college final yesterday. You know what that means? “She’s been existing on pop-tarts and anxiety for the past week?” you say. Well, sure, but besides that. It means her first semester of college is over. Justlikethat. For those of you who rode shotgun with me on the angst-ridden journey that […]

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At some point* in the next few days I’ll be the mother of a 19-year-old. *I actually do know when, in case you were worried. A nineteen year old. (BRB, I need to go do a shot and sing some Wham! so I don’t feel as old as that makes me sound.) The point is, most some there’s […]

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You guys. YOU GUYS. Guess what just happened to me? I opened up my Friday Favorites’ post that I’d written 90% of yesterday only to discover it didn’t save. I’m not kidding. All that’s in my draft box is the list of favorites I keep throughout the week so when Thursday or Friday come I […]

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I can hear your thoughts. No really, I can. Good grief! you are thinking, not another post having to do with the whole college thing!  To which I say, Hey, I hear ya, sister (or brother). But since I cannot stop ALL THE FEELS GOING ON I gotta to do what I do: Write about them. If […]

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Yesterday I checked another big life event off the list. Something that you hear about other people doing but don’t really think about doing yourself until you are in the middle of it. Botox? Colonoscopy? No, I took my daughter shopping for college. You know, the anticipated trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target […]

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As most of you know, because maybe I’ve mentioned it once or twice,  I spend a good chunk  of my summer at the lake. I know, I know. Shut up already. OK, well you don’t have to go that far, but I get it. If you feel like Liz or Ross and want to bail, […]

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  You guys, I can’t hear the crickets chirping. I can’t hear the crickets chirping, and it’s driving me insane. Almost as insane as hearing the crickets chirping. If I could. Let me explain. About two years ago I discovered that I couldn’t hear the high-pitched beep on the digital thermometer that indicates when the […]

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Well you guys, after this past week I can now check yet another major item off the life event list: Thing 1’s college orientation. And like most of the other items we’ve experienced over the past year, this one seemed to be over and crossed off the list even before it started. This shitz starting […]

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I’ve been happily married for 20 years and, as of today, 51 weeks. (Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll remind you next week.) In that time I’ve grown to know the man I met on fraternity row way back in 1987 pretty damn well. He makes me laugh harder than anybody I’ve ever known, is the […]

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