…definitely a little dispirited and exhausted by my work right now. I’m looking forward to wrapping up a contract or two so that I can focus better. I was recently asked what was up with the book that I’m writing…… (READ MORE)


OK. So I’m a doting aunt and all I can think about is my nephew. I’m all excited that I get to see him again next week! I have a Tyler day on Tuesday. Yippeee! oops. I guess I have… (READ MORE)

…in contrast to yesterday…

I found myself telling people that I completed the certification. I thought a lot about what we learned. I described the steps of different rescues to a couple people who were interested. Weirdly, even without doing it again, my confidence… (READ MORE)

I’m a rescue diver

Diver! I can help you! Are you ok? I am now a certified rescue diver. I sincerely hope no one around me needs mouth-to-mouth resucitation in the water or otherwise needs serious help from me until I get to practice… (READ MORE)

a weekend in the ‘burbs

This weekend I remembered: –I find washing a car really satisfying (when you have a hose and driveway to use) –How easy it is to come home and take laundry out of the dryer –It’s fun to play with a… (READ MORE)

my mind is scattered

trying to figure out how I want to live my life. Making decisions about that in advance is not my strong suit — which is funny since I’m regularly hired for my planning abilities, able to help others visualize their… (READ MORE)


I have to post something to diffuse my last 2 complain-y posts, so here’s a list of random things that give me joy: 1) salty sour foods 2) 4-way stoplights where you can cross the street on a diagonal 3)… (READ MORE)

[rant deleted]

Just heard that the other unit in this townhouse complex just rented out for $500/month cheaper than what we’re paying. I think it’s time to go talk to the landlords and maybe renegotiate this lease. It’s before midnight and I… (READ MORE)

pet peeves

Doing laundry really is satisfying. One thing that you should NOT do, however, is wait to wash things that went into the ocean. oooh stinky! speaking of stinky, some of my pet peeves (because that’s the kind of mood I’m… (READ MORE)

feeling out of sorts

…which happens to me somewhat frequently. Pretty much related to spending too much time alone (and since I work at home this does come up). My work world feels very successful, and like I’m about to become far more successful… (READ MORE)