I left my kids today. They are spending a sizable chunk of their summer vacation with their grandparents because 1) I don’t want to pay a babysitter if I don’t have to; and b) they have fun there. So that’s what we’re doing. My kids are being juggled between two sets of grandparents (in the […]

At the Movies

Last Friday I took the kids to see Toy Story 3, maintaining my obnoxious and completely arbitrary streak of seeing Disney or Pixar movies at the very first showing, on opening day. The movie was good and I even cried a little at the end. Not really a spoiler: Andy goes to college. Oh, and thank […]


I have been gone for five days. My house is a mess and my suitcase remains unpacked at the foot of my bed. I had to go back to work. I have painting to do. And Little League. And laundry. I have to shampoo the carpet. I have two paintings to finish before Father’s Day […]

Lift Off

It’s been, what, six days since my last blog? Well, a lot has happened. I’ve done things I’d never done before – like getting a spray tan and actually considering wearing 5-inch heels. I’ve dodged my daughter’s passive-agressive notes around the house, pleading “Mommy, please don’t go.” I’ve become addicted to watching Hoarders on A&E. […]

L.A. or Bust

So anyone who follows me on Facebook or Twitter already knows a little something about this, but here is the whole story. I’m going to Hollywood. Okay, I’m not really sure if it’s Hollywood. But it is L.A. and it is for something Hollywood-related. The gift lounge for the MTV Movie Awards called and they […]