Off The Grid Attempt #2

I’m going to the Boundary Waters. Yes, me. The girl who sat in the woods and cried with her friend during church wilderness camp because it “wasn’t fun,” “felt like abuse” and all we wanted was to get home. Susie and I sat on a trail together, scratching our mosquito bites and soaking up our…
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Lesson Learned. (Thanks Dad).

If I were on top of things, this blog would have been posted on (or before) Father’s Day. But, I am my father’s daughter and dad has never been on time for anything his entire life. Not church. Not graduations. Not flights. Not my high school prom. It’s just how he is. So… in honor…
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A Woman’s Best Friend

Commitment is hard. Like really hard. So when my brother and his dog moved out a few years ago, I was faced with a difficult decision. Buy my own dog or live peacefully ever after? I already knew dogs were a complete and total pain in the butt from my years of living with my…
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A Bittersweet Divorce

My parents are getting a divorce. There. I said it. It’s out in the open. The world knows our family is crumbling. And really, it’s okay. It’s probably for the better. Why polar opposites would ever join in holy matrimony is a total mystery anyway – or how they raised four very normal children for…
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I Shoulda Been A Grandma

I sent my mother off to WE Fest last night. I instructed her to be careful, warning that people die there every year. I also requested she not take drinks from strangers — an act that’s right up her alley. They peeled off, headed for the country fest and I smiled. Me, advising my mother,…
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