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Awesome idea: Cheering on my 2018 Epiphany Board

Goodbye 2017. I will not miss you, not one tiny little bit. This is a new year, and I am coming out of my grief fog. I lost my father almost exactly one year ago, and I think I have been on cruise control ever since. The whole year is a blur. But with the new year comes new possibility, the calendar has declared me a fresh start. I bought black-eyed peas and started to make my resolutions. But then...

This does not suck: Roomba best invention ever

I credit my bestie, Baby Spice, with my inherent need to name the meaningful mechanical things in my life. She started naming her cars in high school, and I followed suit. Things that cost a significant amount of money deserve a name that suits their looks and personalities! Her first car was Herman, a little light brown hatchback. We suspected he was imbued with magical powers because he steered us all over West Texas and the Metroplex without incident –...

New family photos, Christmas cards, and being ‘enough’

I haven’t sent Christmas cards the last three years. I have just hated pictures of myself. No amount of black clothing, red lipstick and hair bleach could cover up the fact that my weight was completely out of control. Not photographing the evidence was much easier to bear. But each year, sweet friends faithfully sent us their family Christmas cards. I love getting them, seeing beautiful children, beloved pets, travel adventures. I cover every inch of the fridge with them....