The Joys of Craigslist

I didn’t think garage sale folks were the type to buy cement mixers.  “That should go on craigslist,” I told dad.  “Yeah?  You think you can sell it on there?”  His look said, “I’m not so sure about this, but you’re my daughter, and know more about technology than I do, so I’ll let you…

How many do you need?

I’m helping my parents get ready for their garage sale this weekend.  This is a momentous occasion as they have lived in this house for over 25 years and in that time have had only one other garage sale I can recall.  On the other hand, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen…

Spiritual Spa Day – Part 2

I’m a believer that if something works for you, then do it.  If walking across hot coals makes your sciatica disappear, then fire up the grill.  If a two hundred pound man walking on your back somehow improves your digestion, then go for it.  So when the third presenter at my Spiritual Spa Day brought…

The Spiritual Spa Day – Part 1

Back in January, I signed up for a Spiritual Spa Day at Linwood – the retreat center three miles from my house run by the Sisters of St. Ursuline.  I signed up far in advance of the May date.  It was not just the content of the day, but the date that caused me to…

The Mother’s Day Shrimp

There is definitely some sort of brain growth that happens – almost palpably – when you’re learning new things.  I don’t mean things you find in books – though perhaps you can feel it there as well.  No, I mean things that you experience that you’ve never experienced before.  And the great thing is that…

The Final

I give my final to my anatomy students today.  (Yes, on a Saturday.  No, I didn’t choose that.)  Friends know this and I found a lot of them saying, “Good Luck!” to me yesterday.  My response was, “I’m not the one that needs luck!  My students do.”  But now that I think about it, I…

A random, bizarre thought

A most  bizarre thing happened this morning.  I was standing in front of my full length mirror in my underwear and thought I looked good enough to pull off a bikini this summer.  This is bizarre because I have never in my life had this thought. The closest I’ve come to wearing anything that looked…

The Artist in You

I continue to go on Artist Dates with myself, and continue to be fascinated by not only how much I enjoy them, but the connections I’m able to make. For those of you that don’t know, an Artist Date is a date with yourself.  Yes, just you.  Yes, alone.  If this scares the crap out…

What You Think You See Is What You Get

There are messages that pop up over and over in my life.  God realizes I don’t always get them the first time, so he keeps on sending them.  And even when I do get the message, invariably sometimes I forget.  And then he sends another reminder.  We work well in that way, me and God….

My Morning Jolt

Lots of people use coffee to get them going in the morning.  I was never a coffee drinker, but have finally found something that energizes me first thing in the morning: working on something for me. My inspiration came via my friend Stacey.  She’s a writer, a runner, a wife, and a mom of two…