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We went away for Easter this year. We drove out to Greenport and spent the night at a lovely hotel overlooking the ocean. It was my first trip since getting hurt in 2014 aside from a disastrous trip to Disney in November 2015. (That trip was spent in bed, head pounding, body feeling like it was [...]

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A few nights ago I sat outside a middle school gym waiting for my older daughter’s volleyball practice to end. I started making small talk with one of the other moms. “Which team was your daughter on last year,” I asked her. She looked at me a little funny before answering. “Your daughter’s! They have [...]

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Getting Alone Time

My family is on the therapy train right now, including couple therapy for me and my husband. He’s a really nice guy — the couple therapist. He has us reading a lot and doing plenty of homework and exercises. For instance, we learned to listen to each other (or should I say re-learned), handing a [...]

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Letting Go of the Shoes

When my first child was born I was so delighted when the midwife announced I had a little girl. All along I had secretly wished for a girl, even though I wasn’t sure I was actually capable of raising one. I was so afraid I would pass along my idiosyncrasies and issues. (I digress, as [...]

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We all have issues and shortcomings. I have many. I have blogged about them in the past. One of the issues I have been focused on lately is actually weird, especially given what I do for a living. I am extremely sensitive and take criticism too personally. It took me a while to admit it, [...]

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Big Girl had a bunch of kids over a week or two ago. She invited them into her room and announced, “I have a lot of dolls in my room.” I knew she said it because she was afraid that people would make fun of a child of 12 who still played dolls. Her friends [...]

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Adjusting to My Non-Super Status

One of the things that always bothered me was when people — mostly other moms — said I was a super mom. I felt like it set me apart and made people less likely to want to be my friend. Since the concussion, I have done a lot of what feels like slacking. It’s completely [...]

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June Makes Me Anxious

Last year I was a mess from the middle of May until after the first day of school. Not a lunatic mess. Just messy enough that I didn’t feel like myself. I had reasons for my messiness. The little one was graduating preschool. I was attempting to work half-time over the summer. I got food [...]

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I’ve been posting a lot of TBT (Throw Back Thursday) photos on my personal Facebook page. I’ve had so much fun looking back over the years and scanning photos — yes, real paper-based photos — to upload and tag. In doing so, I realize that I don’t take all that many of myself. It’s a [...]

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They Don’t Know Better

I was walking right behind them in the school. I wasn’t eavesdropping, but they were really loud. “She’s so annoying. Why does she even sit at our table?” “I don’t know. Maybe because she thinks I am her best friend.” “She’s so NOT, thought. She’s so annoying.” They all laughed and the six of them [...]

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