Last week my husband left for a nine day business trip in China. However you want to pronounce it, all I know is this: It’s the longest — in both miles and minutes — we’ve been apart in about 27 years. In our defense, we’re not big travelers. Or live exciting lives. But really, when my husband […]

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  • Julia - I love this and can relate. I’m 9 years into my second marriage and we would truly rather be with each other than other people. I think part of the demise of my first marriage was that we eventually led completely separate lives (even though we had a toddler together).
    Now, my current husband and I have 4 kids together and we carve out as much alone time as possible and can’t wait to be empty nesters. My husband worked from home the first 7 years of our marriage and I’m a stay at home mom-I miss him now that he has to go into an office every day. That’s how I know I made a great choice this time…
    I’m happy for you!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Thank you for your nice comment! So happy you can relate!! And happy that you found your lobster, too!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lucia P - Haa! Not just trying to get in your good graces (though I’d like to be) but my husband and I also love to hang out together. This was our first year as empty nesters and with the loss of final child at home came the end of all the “parent” things we did because of school. I said, “Let’s be honest, we are never going out again are we?” “It’s you and me baby,” he said. We have been enjoying comfy pants time on the couch too non-stop! I keep telling him he can’t ever die. He assures me he’ll try not to. I love that you love hanging out with your “person.” Some of us really only need one (kids notwithstanding).

    I know your cabin (and mine) stands between you and me this summer. But I would love to see you!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Love this! And I feel the same!! It’s been way too long!! A weekday lunch, perhaps??ReplyCancel

This week my younger daughter will turn 16, and I’m not entirely sure it’s hit me yet. I believe you’ve met my trusty sidekick Denial, whom I’ve been thick as thieves with since about 2013. Listen, I know it must sound tired and cliché and completely uninspired to yet again be lamenting the passing of time here on […]

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You might want to put on a cute little mask before reading this, you guys, because I seem to have let more than a little dust settle on the blog over the past few weeks. And by few weeks I mean a solid month. What, you didn’t notice? It’s okay, I didn’t really either. Obviously. […]

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  • Ronda - I just signed up for a class on brush lettering and am very excited to get lost in this art. Yours look beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - THANK YOU!! I still feel like a beginner and I’ve been practicing EVERY DAY since January 1st. I hope you’ll love it!! Check back soon for a post about what sites/materials I love! And make sure to follow the instagram page! 🙂 Good Luck! Let me know how it goes!!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Thank you!! (Sorry for the delayed response!) You will easily “get lost!” I lose hours every day to it still. Good luck!ReplyCancel

According to my iCloud calendar and about 63 friends on Facebook — not to mention Facebook itself (thank you, Zuck) — today is my birthday. Again. Seriously you guys,  I swear it was just my birthday like last week, which may or may not have to do with the fact that I seem to find […]

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  • Karen - Happy Happy Birthday. I hope your day was filled with laughter…..and cake.ReplyCancel

Happy great excuse to day drink, ya’ll! It’s Friday and St. Patrick’s Day, which I’m pretty sure means we’re all Irish today. TBH, I never really celebrate or celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, which is a bit perplexing since my absolute favorite color is green. The fact that if I have just one cocktail in the […]

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  • karen - I’ve read The Vacationers…it’s good…not GREAT…I just finished The Secret Life of Violet Grant…a book I randomly picked up and loved it….it’s funny, interesting…and always a sign of a good book…I miss the characters.. Enjoy your weekend.

    I also read Big Little Lies…but can’t watch the show…Reese and Nicole would drive me crazy…blaReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Thank you! I will definitely check out The Secret Life of Violet Grant! And oh my gosh I just started watching the second episode of BLL and you nailed it — Nicole and Reese are too unbearable. I so don’t get why they are such beloved actresses. It’s like I can SEE the script they’re reading. They’re both so overrated. And not like Meryl Streep. 😉ReplyCancel

Here’s a question for you. You have two choices of what to eat for dinner: 1.) a lovely, balanced meal that will leave you feeling sated, happy, energized, and good about yourself or 2.) a steak that looks lovely but is actually so tough and difficult to get through that it leaves you feeling frustrated, […]

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  • Snarkfest - Even if you copied pages out of the phone book, I’d STILL read YMFT. Because I love your writing. And you. Just sayin.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - You are always so sweet! MWAH!

      The number of free drinks for you if/when we ever meet in person just keeps growing…

      😉 xoReplyCancel

Today the little blog turns 5-years-old. They grow up so fast, don’t they? For the past few years I’ve written blogiversary posts about what new developments the year has brought the blog &/or me as a writer. This year I’ve got nothing. It’s a lot like with your kids. You know, when they’re first born […]

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  • Karen - Happy Anniversary. I love your blog and writing. A few years ago I was searching the blogs for one that dealt with teen issues with humour — and yours was perfect. Not only do we have similar addictions to pop culture ( Zac Efron, Parenthood, Gilmore Girls etc), but we have teens in similar situations. I thank you for saving me mindless hours of TV watching when I can just read your Bachelor recaps. Basically a long way of saying… please keep writing when you can. Lots of us enjoy it !ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Thank you so much for this nice comment and for being such a loyal reader and FB “liker” and commenter!! So glad we can be e-friends!ReplyCancel

You guys, I didn’t think it could happen, and last night it did. The Bachelor took us to new heights.Well, all of us but Raven. Seriously, just when you think this show — notably, the Fantasy Suite episode — couldn’t get any more uncomfortable and weird and cringeworthy, it does. And surprisingly and downright shockingly […]

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