The nurse flung open the curtain. She introduced herself (I don’t remember her name) and then quickly ducked her head back out into the hallway to hack up a lung. She reminded me a bit of The Albino from The Princess Bride. This exact, iconic moment:
If you haven’t seen this movie, shame on you. Watch it. Be enlightened. Thank me later.
Once she settled her respiratory business, she made her way over to the side of my hospital bed. I couldn’t help but notice her long, gray hair tangled around her shoulders was in much need of a deep conditioning. Focus, Libby.Continue reading →
It was a typical Saturday morning. I shuffled into the kitchen, popped in a Keurig cup and placed my favorite mug in position to receive one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind. As the sweet, sweet caffeine slowly dripped into my mug, I rubbed my eyes and ran my hands through my hair attempting to tame the lion’s mane.
I scanned the kitchen to get my bearings. And there it was. The point of unspoken contention for the last five days. The source of quiet frustration. The test I put in place for my husband. The test I didn’t tell him about, the test he failed, and what I am now simply calling The Dish. Continue reading →
Dear parents of three-year-olds everywhere, this one is for you. For you snot-wiping, cartoon-watching, potty-training, question-answering, Play-Doh-molding heroes. I am in awe of you. In awe of your patience. Of your multi-tasking abilities. And of your unassuming Hulk-like arm strength.
Maybe I didn’t notice it last year because I lived in the land of newlywed bliss and we just sat around staring into each other’s eyes and waiting on the other’s every need, but we sure do watch a lot … Continue reading →
I don’t like to shop. I know. What little cool points I had just plummeted. But I never have. It may have something to do with the terribly lit fitting rooms and the fun house mirrors. No matter the outfit … Continue reading →
I slowly cracked open the oven to peek at my creation. I thought to myself, “Oh, just look at those gloriously golden tops.” But I froze the instant the blueberry-infused scent waves filled my nostrils. And then time slowed down … Continue reading →
Back in February, P and I took our niece Ella to Sesame Street Live. Yeah, that was fun. Well, it had been about six months since our last outing and we were due for our steroid shot of birth control. Here … Continue reading →
I sighed. “It’s still purple, isn’t it?” He just stared at me in disbelief. “Are you colorblind?” Yep, it was still purple. And not a faint purple. Or a purple that isn’t really purple, but only looks purple when the … Continue reading →
Patrick: We’re moving. Me: Hmm. Ok…. My inner monologue began to freak. I feel like this is a big deal. This is a big deal, right? I mean, we’re talking about owning a house. We’ve never bought a house before. … Continue reading →
We haven’t cooked much the past few months. Barely at all the entire summer. It’s been more of a cereal-while-standing, drive-through-line-while-sitting kind of menu. Less about what tastes good or is good for us, and more focused on what requires … Continue reading →