Sweet Sixteen

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015

This Friday is our 16th wedding anniversary, and as I write this, the Carpenter and I have made no plans. Don’t be alarmed. This is typical of us. Come to think of it, we have never planned anything and it’s worked out just fine. From our first date (someone else planned that) to our children (What? […]


Posted by on Oct 10, 2015

So, I have been giving this whole gratitude thing a lot of thought as we head into another Thanksgiving long weekend. Gratitude. I know what you’re expecting me to say: how grateful I am for the Carpenter, our incredible children and this amazing life we’ve built together. Yep. I am blessed and I know it. […]

How chip dip saved my life

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015

I had my credit card in my hand and the cursor hovered over the words “checkout.” All I had to do was click on my computer mouse and those clothes would be mine in seven to 10 days, (my gratification slightly delayed for the sake of free shipping). Debt, as far as vices go, is […]