Changing of The Guard

Sometimes I go over blog posts in my head and wonder how self-important I sound. I assume what I'm thinking about right now will come out as very narcissistic and passive aggressive.
Do you ever go through cycles where it feels like a group of people in your life are all leaving at the same time?
I'm old enough where this is has happened several times and parts of it hurt and parts of it, honestly, can be a relief. This time, mostly it hurts because it just feels like losing touch (for whatever reason) rather than a healthy changing of the guard.


I don't consider myself a jealous person. But of course it comes naturally to everyone, right? That ugly feeling that creeps out of nowhere when you hear something wonderful for friend, and you can't help thinking, "why not me?"
I grew up in a pretty affluent area of Maryland, although we are not part of that crowd. In a lot of ways, I was happy about that because it was much less pressure when you didn't have to have everything all the time. I saw the toll it took on people around me and felt sad when the grass was so much greener that they could not be happy with their situation in life - which was really was quite good, after all.

Happy Everything

This is the holiday photo I used for my company, but the sentiment applies here too. The few years prior to 2013 were a bit rough for my family. But now I work at home, with my dog Poe. I have a lightness that I…

Dr. Who Tardis Gingerbread House

Dex has becomes obsessed with pastry lately. Not really eating it, but decorating it. He loves Cake Boss, and a bunch of YouTube channels that frankly I can't remember the name of because we are hitting that generation gap where he likes stuff that is…


It's a weird thing, getting older. At first, mainly you just can't believe it. Where did that come from? I feel exactly the same as I did ten years ago! Well, except my kid was unable to feed himself then and now he pretty much…

The Sarcasm Gene

Dex is off school so we let him sleep in, but just went in and woke him up for the day.Me: Did you hear all that thunderstorming this morning???Him: No, I was ASLEEEEP.Me: Awwww, you got the sarcastic gene!!Him: I don't know WHOOO I would…


I haven't written to you, or about you, very much lately. That's because you're growing up. I know you're only 11 today but it feels like you're an adult sometimes.And then it feels like you're not.You started middle school recently and it's already changed you.…
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