A Beautiful Day
A little over 5 months ago on a crisp, bright, blessed fall day in the blue ridge mountains, Alex and I married in front of the people who make up our lives. A day doesn’t pass without reminiscing on the laughter and tears from that day. It was truly a beautiful day. Charlottesville has a new wedding planning website and somehow we landed a feature role on it with our fall Veritas...
Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying in the yellow haze of the...– After the Gold Rush, Neil Young
There’s a boy in my class who made me smile today. Sitting at my back table, slowly pushing the letters into their spots on the alphabet arch, he quietly says “A, B, C, D”. Well, he stopped at D. But that’s okay. He has come a long way. Typically, I’d be embarrassed to say that one of my pre-k kids can only match four letters. But my friend isn’t...
Just me, the cats, and Betty White
My four-day solo staycation ended yesterday when Hurricane Alex came home from Atlantic City, dropping an overflowing ADIDAS duffel and miscelanneous board games on the spotless living room floor. What I took from his initial reactions to seeing me, I think he missed me. I missed him, too. Absence is good. That isn’t to say I didn’t thoroughly enjoy my long weekend. When the boys...
When No One is Watching
Scraps of paper and dried up crumbs litter the floor. Solicited mail and a variety of catalogs heap over the trash bag, a telltale sign that we neglected the wastebasket by the door one week too many. The console table is neat and tidy, the kitchen counter tops are free of clutter and the house is just beginning to come back to life. Pandora shouts loud through the speakers song after song and...
The Quest for Greener Grass
In a very painful, very brief conversation with Alex last night, I am thrown into a boiling whirlpool of conflicting thought that’s been simmering all week long. “Alex, don’t just tell me what you think I want to hear. Tell me the truth.” “I always tell you the truth.” “Should I have become a lawyer? No, really. The truth.” “You are...
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better....– Dr. Seuss, The Lorax