As I've recently confessed, I love winter. I like cashmere and wool and boots and colorful scarves and hats that hide hair mishaps. You know I am undaunted by cold temperatures and that I'm happy when there is deep, fresh snow. Crockpot suppers, roasted root vegetables and hearty stews are some of my favorite (and … Continue reading Longing for spring
This is either the perfect book or the worst book to read when you're dealing with an impossible mother-daughter situation. You've been warned. Are you familiar with Jeannette Walls? Her first book, The Glass Castle related the story of her own childhood and was on the NYT's bestseller list for 6 years. It was a … Continue reading Motherhood and The Silver Star
One of the first images to enter my brain last Sunday morning came to me courtesy of an email from Living Social. They were offering a deal for Yanni's Too, a place known for its fried calamari, and the picture accompanying the sales pitch became my obsession and inspiration for the day. Crispy looking golden … Continue reading Sunday dinner out in the DelSo
I just finished a wonderful novel, Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It’s from the middle school library where I spend my mornings, but the unique voice of the main character transcends preadolescence in a distinctively refreshing way and I am completely in love with this book. In honor of Willow Chance and her … Continue reading Counting by 7s
There’s been a lot of internet chatter about this video of “strangers” kissing. It’s sparked some conversation – about first kisses, the remarkable beauty of the strangers, and about being manipulated, yet again, by a clever marketing strategy. I haven’t watched the video yet and don’t know if I ever will. I can be resistant, … Continue reading The Kiss
I had my car inspected this week. It passed without any issues. I was a couple of weeks late on taking care of things, but my reasons were understandable. At least that's what I hoped the police officer would think should I have been pulled over. I initially delayed the process because I wanted to … Continue reading A pass and a fail
In the last 10 years, I've been referred to by each of the following names: Boy Mom, Wine Wench, Lipstick Librarian, Runner Girl, Seen Shooter, DelSo Blogger, Yoga Momma, Snow Bunny, Bookworm and recently, Dairy Queen. I imagine there were a few other things I've been called, but I'm talking about what people have said … Continue reading Who are you?