Archive for January 2009

Happy Monday

January 26, 2009

A few weeks ago The Inspired Writer, who’s quite inspiring to read herself, pointed me to a blog she follows: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I’m quite happy with my life, but I’m finding Gretchen’s posts interesting and, as you might suspect, postive reinforcement for what I already know. Her recent post on perceptions and watching characterizations […]

A few words for Ann Coulter

January 22, 2009

I couldn’t let Ann Coulter’s latest rants about single mothers escape without response…but instead of ranting right back, I tried to respond like any good parent would: with love. And advice. Lots and lots of unrequested advice. Read more and share your words of wisdom with Ann in this month’s Dinner for One at The […]

A good day

January 19, 2009

Let’s see. It’s the end of a Monday in and around Pittsburgh: a day to celebrate the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., tomorrow’s inauguration of our next President, wind chill temps above single digits (barely) and for some of us, an extra day off of work. Oh, and there’s that trip to the Superbowl, […]


January 11, 2009

The Exception tagged me to respond to a "4×4" meme. Perfect for a Sunday night — how could I say no? (Funny coincidence that I did a rather sarcastic "5×5" right about this time last year, too. Maybe they lop off a number each time you get closer to being old?!) Here goes… Four places […]

New year, new love…sort of

January 7, 2009

The holidays are over. My Christmas tree is now in a recycling/waiting-to-be-woodchipped pile. The decorations are packed away. I’m back to work 5 days a week and the kids are back in school. And, perhaps most importantly, there are new seasons of Rock of Love and The Bachelor on TV.     Why do so […]