#72: On Borrowing Kids

#72: On Borrowing Kids

Several years ago, someone at church asked me if I babysat, and I quickly answered “No!” explaining that after being with kids all week at work, combined with working with them at church, I simply needed a break on Friday and Saturday nights. After the words came out of my mouth, internally I wondered if […]

#68: On Girl vs. Toilet

#68: On Girl vs. Toilet

When I first moved into my townhouse and encountered my first running toilet, I called a plumber. It was my first year of living in the house and it was under a home warranty, so I figured the plumber wouldn’t be too crazy expensive. He came and about 5 minutes and $60 later, the toilet […]

#67: On Why I Avoid the Mother’s Day Church Service

#67: On Why I Avoid the Mother’s Day Church Service

Call me selfish.  Call me cowardly.  Call me overdramatic   But I stand by the promise I made to myself about 3 or 4 years ago:  I don’t go to church on Mother’s Day. Most people would assume that Valentine’s Day is the worst holiday for singles, but for me, the hardest holiday is Mother’s Day.  If you’ve never […]

#64: Missing the Target

#64: Missing the Target

It started, as many epiphanies do, in the middle of a Target store. While I am intimately familiar with the layout of most local Targets, one day found me in uncharted waters – the children’s section. I had wandered from aisle to aisle clutching a multi-page baby shower gift registry, trying and failing to understand […]

#57: On Princess Dreams

#57: On Princess Dreams

I recently got to be a small part of our school’s production of Beauty and the Beast. The whole experience was amazing, but one of the most precious things was seeing all the little girls coming to watch the musical dressed in their frilly princess costumes. Their eyes shone with anticipation as they walked into […]

#49: Woman Overboard!

#49: Woman Overboard!

Last summer, I did a modest remodel of my guest bathroom upstairs which involved ordering a pre-assembled vanity from Home Depot. I had carefully orchestrated the ordering and subsequent arrival of the vanity, as well as the countertop and new toilet, to coincide with the arrival of my also pre-assembled handyman. So you can imagine […]

#47: On How to Survive Valentine’s Day

#47: On How to Survive Valentine’s Day

When I wrote my last post about surviving winter, I decided that surviving Valentine’s Day needed its own separate entry. The difficulties of Valentine’s Day for a single girl are pretty much self-explanatory, and I previously mentioned that our house burned down on Valentine’s day, so I don’t think it’s necessary to explain why this […]

#35: The Problem With New Year’s Eve

#35: The Problem With New Year’s Eve

If you think about it, Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday. Who doesn’t enjoy gathering around a table with family and friends and listing things for which you are thankful? Turkey, dressing, and the all important cranberry sauce (canned but whole berry, I accept no substitutes). Special Starbucks drinks (Pumpkin Spice Latté in the house!). And let’s […]

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