it’s okay

twisting the top off my bottle of vitamins, and shaking a big, smelly prenatal-like pill into the palm of my hand this morning, i thought about the hell that was pregnancy to me (and the heaven it seems to be to so many others). something occurred to me — something hugely important that had somehow … Continue reading it’s okay

colourful colorado

tax season, and our inevitable one-income-to-cover-the-cost-of-living-for-three-people return, is a highlight each year in our home. unfortunately, we tend to blow through the return crazy quick. and by tend to, i mean we always do. each year, without fail, in only a matter of months, every last penny of that wonderful little check has been spent … Continue reading colourful colorado

half a decade

before we start, i should tell you — i think my sappy birthday post stocks may be depleted. either that, or the changes and challenges age five has produced have left too bitter a taste in my mouth for it to speak as sweetly as it ordinarily does around this time of the year. but … Continue reading half a decade

grandma date

since conquering my fear of taking the written portion of the driver’s test, and obtaining my license (okay, it’s a learner’s permit) in order to be able to help ashleigh make the drive to and from columbus this past january, i had almost forgotten i was now able to drive myself around — with a … Continue reading grandma date