Carpe Diem e Obliviscor

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. (Seize the Day and Forget It) At my baby shower, as is common at many baby showers, my guests wrote me cards of advice. The advice varied wildly from “be careful not to spoil the baby” to “hold him always.” (I’m both paraphrasing and exaggerating that last one but […]

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The Plan B Friend

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. Q: Ever feel like you’re failing at everything? A: Yes. It’s a superpower, really, and I’m writing a book about it. Whether it makes me a hero or a villain is up to my readers. The line between sanity and insanity is a fine one. I’m also convinced the […]

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New Socks Resolutions

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. I’ve maintained an impressive sock collection since I was a teenager. Patterned socks, themed socks, toe socks (remember those?), I had them all. I selected socks to match (or not) my outfit or my mood. When it came time to give gifts I usually added a fun pair of […]

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In Defense of the Mom Uniform

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   I get it. I do. Stretchy pants (be they yoga pants, leggings, sweatpants, whatever) paired with a t-shirt (in any combination of oversized, stained, ratty, or otherwise), and a messy ponytail, it’s a sloppy look. I know. No one who’s wearing it thinks “I make this stained, ripped […]

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New Year New You

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   Resolutions?  Yep.  I’m a goal-making gal.  For the most part I’m a goal-keeper, too, although there are always a couple of pesky ones that slip away.  Some years they are small and simple (like the year when I was home all day and up all night with baby, […]

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Body Image Revolution

If I told you that I’ve been working out diligently for a couple of weeks, and I eat properly and in good proportions, and I’m getting enough sleep, but the scale hasn’t even slipped by a pound, would you be surprised? I’m not. I’ve been here before. Most of my adult life is filled with […]

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Haikus Across America

Family play day Once a baby, now he’s five Fun at Disneyland Always miss Carla Prayers for David and their kids Rich for knowing her Farewell to LA The Land of the Long Brown Cloud Love the memories Watercolour views Rear view mirror landscaping Silver light sunset When will the hurt stop? Can the Canyon […]

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Lone Star

(I wrote this a long time ago and never got around to posting it…) When we left Virginia we knew that California was only a stop before we returned to the South. Paul said, “if this thing works out, you’ll have to make sure you never badmouth the following three things: beef, oil, and football.  […]

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Times and Seasons

You can’t take away your lungs and expect your body to function as it did before. They are a vital part of your well-being. For those of us who have dedicated our lives to learning an instrument, we can’t just suddenly not be a musician. Fooling ourselves into think we’re different than who we are […]

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Playing Tag

I never liked playing tag as a kid.  I couldn’t run fast enough to evade being tagged for any period of time and couldn’t run fast enough to tag anyone else so I could have a bit of a break.  All that running around just seemed pointless to me.  I just wanted someone to talk […]

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