Adventures in Not Meeting Anyone

One of my friends just joined one of those fancy dating sites. I was all for it. He's an import to the city he lives in now, doesn't know a lot of people to recommend potential girlfriends, and he's pushing 30, which makes everyone nervous cause there's some kind of cosmic rule that if you're … Continue reading Adventures in Not Meeting Anyone

The Essential Implications of Plant Survival

I know they meant well, but it was a sad day. It was the day my co-workers got me a plant for a wedding present. It was a lovely plant, which would make most normal people happy. But for a serial plant killer – not on purpose, okay – the more beautiful the plant, the … Continue reading The Essential Implications of Plant Survival

Finally, a use for Patience

I’ve thoroughly disliked Patience for a long time. We've simply not had much in common. The main reason for this that I can tell is that I am not patient. And Patience is. While Patience can sit nicely at the stoplight, I am quickly turning right to avoid it, zipping through a parking lot in … Continue reading Finally, a use for Patience

When it starts to feel real

There’s a funny feeling walking through a brand, new rite of passage. Even though high school, college and grad school, marriage and and parenting were all part of the expected, or at least the hoped-for, there was an odd sensation walking across the stage or back down that aisle.In May 2000, I tossed my black, … Continue reading When it starts to feel real

Married to the job

I like my husband. He's attractive. Dresses great. He's hilarious, and he gets my jokes. He's incredibly smart, an unbelievably intuitive partner and parent. He's insightful, good with people, takes care of the money (thank God!), and he loves God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit (and knows the difference between them all. And that's not … Continue reading Married to the job

Happy Singles Awareness Day

My friend, Alison, told me she got a Happy Singles Awareness Day wish from her friend today, and I thought I would pass on the good tidings.  Today is also Valentine's Day, if you're of that persuasion.  Or Anna Howard Shaw Day if you watch 30 Rock and listened to Liz Lemon's tirade about the … Continue reading Happy Singles Awareness Day