Here’s the thing about my purse: there is not just one thing. I could not sooner pull one item out of there then I could yank a rabbit out my ass. Stuff gets stuck together: socks intermingle with soy sauce packets, paperclips cling to handmade business cards by men (man) who ask(s) me out, [...]
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Archive for March, 2009
Hi-ho! Good to be here. Of course, my eyes water and the head swims from over-editing of businessy documents and such like, but I think I will survive with the creative salvation that is PROMPTuesday. So, this week, let’s look in our purses and billfolds, poppets. Pull something out. Tell a story about [...]
I’m bogged down with 540,903 pages to edit before 5PM, so this will be quick. Here’s a picture of me and my dad. He wasn’t allowed in the delivery room. I wish we still had that couch. Here’s a picture of my mom and dad at their wedding shower. He’d just said [...]
UPDATED: She said yes! This man has no idea. Poor sap. After eight years, I think I’ve managed to distill my marriage advice (ha ha ha ha ha! those three words sound funny together!) into one sentence: “Be willing.” Be willing to work. To make things better when they’re not [...]
UPDATED: If you left a link in the comments, consider leaving it here too, and participate in an online wedding proposal event! This is a special one. Someone I dearly like a lot is going to get engaged soon — she just doesn’t know it yet. To celebrate, this PROMPTuesday is all about love. [...]
I’d always suspected I was wordy, but never more so than after I had a kid. The Rock tried to tell me, colleagues tried to tell me, my family tried to tell me, but it’s the innocence of a child that finally got through to my wordy brain. But first: some background. Anytime The [...]
Last week, before I started my anti-depressant and took the mental rocks out of my backpack (Thanks Jenn for the analogy), my best friend came for a visit from Chicago. I can’t tell you the load of good it did me to talk to someone who’s known me for over 20 years and says [...]
So an update. I’ve taken my meds (Celexa) since Monday. And because I’m still me, I’ve only taken half the pill to monitor any errant side effects, but I will take the full pill (20mg) soon. Still, I’ve found that I’m not feeling so much like sitting in a corner shooing my family away like [...]
Had to go all Wordless Wednesday on you…but I’m coming BACK with my regularly scheduled drivel shortly. Thanks for all the kind thoughts and emails and support and loveyness.
Hi, and things have been hard. I’m waiting for my universe to right itself again. Or rather, I’m working to right it again, but meanwhile, I’m popping in with a PROMPTuesday. Because gah, I’m sick of thinking about myself. This week’s writer’s helper comes from Toasted Cheese, a website for writers founded and [...]
“How does it feel?” I wish he’d ask. Because it feels like staring out a smudged window and no matter how much you lick your finger and wipe, you can’t see out. It’s like sitting in a corner and not because you have to. It’s the heat behind your eyes and [...]
(Amazingly beautiful photo from Chad Pollpeter) I’ve got something to tell you…and will write it here tomorrow or soon after, but the gist is humility. So in honor of humbling myself today to (please God) be better, I’m adopting the theme for this week’s PROMPTuesday. Here it is: Write a story about when [...]
One day, at a job I grew to hate because the executive director was replaced by an incompetent woman who wore too-small stilettos and carried teeny tiny purses (I don’t trust woman who carry teeny tiny purses every day — it’s unnatural), I did something decidedly San Diego Momma-like, before there ever was such a [...]
These are some posts about me. This should have been up last week but see, I didn’t post this in time to win a $250 Target gift card, so I’m putting it up anyway to fart in the face of my inability to differentiate between 10:30PM EST and 10:30PM PST. Now I’ll never be [...]
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I’m just gonna write, despite crippling “I suck today” ethers circulating about my person. By the way, did you notice I didn’t do this week’s PROMPT? Despite private email exchanges with Cheri urging her to stop being a pansy ass, I myself pansy assed out. Still, I’ll do it. Really, I will. But am I [...]
So I’ve revived my manuscript-in-progress, quite surprised to find I’m further along than I thought. Plus, I’ve corralled the journals, scraps, and napkins that link my plot like a cotton candy locomotive, and I’m incorporating the airy tufts, making them real. Best of all, I started to muse again. Gosh darn, I love this [...]
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