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Proud to share this essay about weirdness in marriage and Marfa

Who needs a better body (image)?

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-AcceptanceBy Rosie Molinary
Someone might have alleged that I have body image issues. So I did what I do -- checked out a half-dozen books about body image from the library.
This one I even own! But I checked it out anyway because my library is still not catalogued, and I couldn't find it. Our library is great now, so cozy since we redecorated. That's another subject. 
So allegedly I have these body image/self-esteem issues which are hard to challenge because maybe I have evidence that I'm a grotesque beast, and you present little evidence to the contrary, other than your "opinion". 
I admit, it wouldn't hurt anyone for me to read about radical self-acceptance and maybe do some journaling exercises. So I did the first exercise in this book:
1. What do you want for yourself and the world in terms of beauty perception and body image? How can you act on that today?
I want to feel beautiful every day and love my body no matt…

I'm about to disassemble an appliance up in here

... because my husband said it's something I'm "interested in." Taking apart the dishwasher. Is this a latent interest of mine? More interesting than calling a repairman and having a day ruined by the intrusion?
Oh yeah, it sure is.

An insomniac who just can't be satisfied

I had an essay published on Parent.co over the holidays.... read here:

The Value of Late-Night Solitude: A Former Insomniac’s LamentMy insomnia is cured. I take my medication, turn off the lights, and fall straight to sleep. Waking up rested, having energy all day, productivity, and better moods – I am not ungrateful for these benefits. But a little part of me misses those wakeful late nights.

What I'm reading (when I'm not watching garbage tv or feeding a small person)

The speed of dark Elizabeth Moon I am going through a little science fiction phase. I guess I have been for several decades. 










Style forever Alyson Walsh This book is for women over 50, so I consider myself advanced for reading it now!














The girl on the train Paula Hawkins I know, I'm late. But I started reading it when it was a new release, honestly. This is my phone book, so I only read a few pages at a time while I wait for appointments and such.

Tell me about that time you survived having two little ones at home

I have complained nonstop, so everyone within earshot knows this past year has been hard.  HARD. I was sick/depressed from the second I got pregnant, and Lizzie's good health was in question the whole time.

But now is NOW, and we're all happy. We and the doctors are confident Lizzie's lingering medical issues will resolve in no time. My activities are restricted for a few more weeks, but I feel back to normal 90 percent of the time. Mamie is Big Sister #1, on duty to help with diapers, bottles, pacis, and toys at all times. We are all extremely fortunate that Nick could take a whole month of paternity leave -- I know few people have that luxury.

On Monday, that month ends! I'm not the first person to be home alone with a toddler and a baby, but it will still be a first for me! I am trying to substitute organization for confidence. I am reminding myself the babysitter comes on Wednesday and Thursday, so it's not like I really am on my own all week. I am surveying …