Habits???

Let's be clear: the only habits I have are bad ones. Chewing my fingernails. Staying up WAY TOO LATE. Speaking before thinking (I've gotten better, but, man, sometimes . . . .) Leaving crap lying around. Not doing laundry. Not doing dishes. Losing my temper. Gosh can I stop now Here are my good habits: …

Ten for ’13

It would take thousands of words to explain the formative effect music has had on my life. I credit my parents for this, for weaving together a magical childhood for me and my three siblings in which many average evenings were  reimagined in and by music, as my parents became DJs and transported us inside …

It Looks Like This

Think Kit, Day 7. (carves another mark in the wall)Good things happened today: my kids and I shopped for supplies to ready our home for Christmas. My six-year-old, Oliver, beat me in a game of War (*laughing* "I'm so good at this, Mommy!" "Yes . . .  but, Oliver, a monkey could play this game" …

Being Of Use

Think Kit, Day 6. I suspect all of us wait for that moment in our lives when we finally understand why we are the person that we are. (Maybe that moment never comes. Maybe it comes again and again. I don't know.) I had my moment of understanding this year, last month. A situation occurred, and …

What Makes Us Wise

I wrote in an email earlier today: Today’s prompt is to write about a wise decision made this year. #lolololololol You know me--or you're getting to know me--I don't take a word like "wisdom" lightly. And that I ought to share something with you about a WISE DECISION THAT I MANAGED TO MAKE--I'm not going to …

On Regret

Think Kit, Day 2: Yes. I am thinking hard. My brain: *pant, pant*Starting PointToday's Think Kit blog post challenge was to "[conduct] a poll and share the results." I admit I may have entertained an inward groan when I read the prompt, because at first ponder, there was nothing I wanted to ask anyone. I …