(Inspired by this week’s PROMPTuesday.) Among other things, Dr. Carolle hit the nail on the head when she drew this on a piece of paper, and said: This is you. It was at that point that I turned uflatteringly red. I huffed. I puffed. And then I stopped and thought: Well. [...]
I'm a kid who never thought she'd be married or a mom.
Now I'm both.
And that's just fine with me.
Archive for June, 2010
Tonight I accidentally tweeted two photos of myself that I meant not to post. Also, I typed in www.t!tpic.com instead of www.twitpic.com. AND but.ly instead of bit.ly. You can imagine the consequences. So here are the photos: Nothing big, I get that. But still. They were supposed to be top secret [...]
First. My dad is under supervision to bring his blood potassium levels down. Good thing the family is so concerned because when I called to ask how he was he said: “I’m old. Old people die.” I just love his charming ways. But for sure he said that with a glass of wine [...]
Hiya folks. No PROMPTuesday this week. But we’ll both be back. Here’s a storytelly PROMPT from days of yore, if you want to check it out. See you soon. UPDATED: Here’s the story (from 9/08′s prompt). I feel bad for abandoning PROMPTuesday today and want to give you something. He’d fallen [...]
My head? A ferris wheel with things to do in each bucket, whirling around like an out of control carnival ride. I can’t catch any of my thoughts, no kidding, and I wonder if it’s a side effect of my medication, an antidepressant I don’t want to take anymore, because among other things it makes [...]
Speaking of summer camp, the family and I are going camping this weekend. For me, it’ll be the first time since I was a kid, not counting that “camping trip” (where the “” denotes “make-out” trip) to San Filipe with an SDSU frat when I was 18. One whole week sleeping on the sandy beaches [...]
This week’s PROMPT is inspired by my friend Jennifer, who writes a Flashback post every Friday on her most excellent blog. Recently she wrote about her summer camp memories and I thought that’d make a great PROMPTuesday topic. I, for one, attended sleepaway camp just two summers at the awesome and amazing George Williams [...]
Longtime readers will remember when I had a chemical peel before my 40th birthday. (I’ve posted links to the pictures TOO many times. No need to traumatize anyone further.) Anyway, if I do say so, after the procedure, my skin looked fabulous and exfoliated and fresh as a nine-year-old’s butt. (I don’t think my skin [...]
I have a list. It is written in ink in my scrawlish handwriting and has a dead duck on it. Wait. Here: This is a schedule of sorts. Things I want to write about. A few things from the list: Welsh rarebit story. My love of the underdog. Circus @ Wisc Dells…Burned. Shamrock [...]
So first day of summer vacation yesterday and… …Is it August 25 yet? Not that I don’t love hanging with my kids, because I do, but when you work from home? And try to fit in some of that work in between scooter time and dressing Polly Pocket for the 145th time? You [...]
For this week’s creative writing prompt all I ask is that you tell me everything you wouldn’t tell your closest friend. Also, in telling me, you will be telling ones, no dozens, of others! Sounds tempting, no? And if posting your dirty little secret weren’t enough, I must request that you do it [...]
A few weeks ago, I received an email regarding my blog — and me — and this post — that made me simultaneously: squirm wince blush and cry. It wasn’t “hate mail,” no, it was more like “concerned mail.” Concerned for my soul kinda, and for my life outlook, and in a nutshell? The [...]
I plan to submit something for PROMPTuesday soon, because I can’t stand letting a spooky “what’s in the basement” story go unexplored, but first: let’s talk more superficial things. Like clothes and shoes and miscellaneous knicks and knacks. So maybe you know about my passion for thrifting? I took it a step further [...]
You’re right. This story needs a good fictional ending. So please read it again and then tell me: What’s in the basement? Write the ending. Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments. First time to PROMPTuesday? [...]
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