Girl Gone Wild

I haven’t had Spring Break since I was in junior high. In high school, I worked full-time at Puppy Love dog grooming to earn money for my horse habit. In college, I had that work study job in the Psychological Services department making posters for support groups. Every year spring break rolls around and my […]

List: St. Patrick’s Day

I’m wearing green today. I wear green every day because my wedding ring is an emerald. I have been listening to The Chieftains all morning. My St. Patrick’s Day playlist includes The Chieftains, The Corrs, Sinead O’Connor and The Cranberries, among others. I will not make corned beef and cabbage tonight. I don’t drink beer, […]

Calm

I was home with a sick kid today. It’s different being home with a sick kid than it is when they’re not sick. When they’re sick with a fever, they’re quiet, and calm, and sometimes even less demanding. They want to snuggle. All. Day. Problem is, even when I stay home to “snuggle” there’s always […]

Happy Old Year

This post has a soundtrack. You’re welcome. Oh. My. Goodness. What a year. I mean, WHAT. A. YEAR! I don’t even know where to begin. Two Thousand Ten was a hella crazy year for the Rossmans, including, but not limited to employment calamities, uncertainty, angst and drama. But instead of weeping over my Dickensian tale […]

You can learn a lot about a man from his Christmas list.

My ultra-fit husband’s request at every marathon or triathalon is that I meet him at the finish line with a cigarette, a PBR pounder and a bratwurst. So it didn’t surprise me that the only thing on this Christmas wish list this year was this poster. I was also compelled to order the companion piece. To keep the […]