valentine’s day is stupid

I wrote this post last year and what a difference 12 months can make (or maybe not having a job). This year, not only had I purchased cards and candy well ahead of Valentine’s Day, I even was organized enough to send bags of candy to the two college kids in Virginia that even GOTRead more…

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Putting the Sexy Back in Minivans

You might have read here that I am on a quest to bring the minivan back. I’ve been rocking my Town & Country rental all week. Since I started driving my shiny white beauty following a little run-in with a tractor-trailer, I’ve started thinking a lot about – given all the vehicle’s bells and whistles,Read more…

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Snow Kidding

My cell phone, positioned on the nightstand next to my bed and about three inches from my head, rang at 4:40 this morning and because I have this deep-seeded aversion to answering any calls coming in from 1-800 numbers, I let it go to voicemail. I figured it was The Gap calling to tell meRead more…

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A Very Gosling Christmas

Even though my days of getting fancy gifts are on hold right now – there were no diamond studs under the tree this year – I still got some pretty amazing presents for Christmas. And because, according to my therapist, I am to view all challenges, hardships and difficult people in my life as giftsRead more…

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Sometimes, Elves are Okay

I went to my annual cookie exchange the other night and as we sat around the hostess’s kitchen island eating the salad she prepared to balance out the fondue and Trader Joe’s wontons we’d been feasting on earlier, someone pointed to the elf perched high atop the cabinets. “That’s Steve,” out hostess said brightly andRead more…

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