A few weeks ago I wrote about having Wallace tested for a whole slew of behavioral and learning differences/disabilities. This has dragged on longer because of Hurricane Matthew, so I'm meeting with the psychologist this afternoon. I am a hot anxious disaster right now. I've been listening to Violent Femmes on repeat for the past … Continue reading When You Get Your Answer…
I haven’t written much about my marriage lately. My friend, Antoinette, and her three children came to visit a few weeks ago and when I mentioned Gil in conversation, she timidly asked, “So…how are you guys?” I took a deep breath and attempted to center myself before answering. I can be joltingly transparent and don’t … Continue reading A Holding Pattern
I am a nomad. I live and breathe any and every opportunity to travel the globe and immerse myself in new places and cultures. Traveling is truly what makes me feel most alive. Or at least I USED to feel this way. I've been on adventure-travel hiatus since Piers and Wallace came on the scene, … Continue reading Travel Anxiety and Pontificating on My Marriage
Enjoy this from The Mind Unleashed. "Kindness (along with emotional stability) is the most important predictor of satisfaction and stability in a relationship. Kindness makes each partner feel cared for, understood and validated." "Another powerful kindness strategy revolves around shared joy. One of the telltale signs of the disaster couples studied, was their inability to … Continue reading Until I Have Time to Write…
****SPOILER ALERT**** I will be discussing the just released movie Gone Girl, based on the bestseller with the same name by Gillian Flynn. I'm not planning to drop any major plot giveaways, but what I write will give you some ideas about the movie, so if you prefer to go into a film with a blank … Continue reading Gone Girl Reflections
Lately I am seriously struggling with balancing all the roles I play -- specifically being a mother to Piers and Wallace, a partner to Gil, and a working person. Additionally, I’m craving adult time but not necessarily with my husband. My emotions are all over the place, and I really need to get it together. … Continue reading Women: Share the Second Shift and Come Out to Play
You guys, I AM SO GROUCHY!! I've been planning to do a follow-up to my last post, specifically to talk about my relationship with Gil. I had made that lovely resolution to kiss him for ten seconds everyday, and as I mentioned, I am failing miserably. I really want to list all the fabulous things … Continue reading Sunday Morning Crashing Down
Do you and your significant other kiss much? I recently ran across an article on the evolution of kissing. Check it out here as well as this one. The first summarizes a recent study from Oxford University examining people’s motivations for kissing new partners. It was once thought that kissing simply played a role in … Continue reading Why Do We Kiss?
Hi friends, it's been too long. Where did the time go? I thought I'd pop in and give you a quick update. The last month has been busy with some exciting ventures on the horizon. I had no plans to stop blogging, but honestly it simply took an accidental backseat to other endeavors. I'm at … Continue reading Hello and Thank You!
Gil just took the boys to the store to buy a filter for the vacuum cleaner. The last week has been interesting. I'm writing this quickly, so I'll do my best to summarize the main happenings, particularly the situation with Gil. I noticed a difference in him last weekend when he arrived to pick up … Continue reading I Never Cease to be Amazed in this Marriage