BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

I loved this book The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. It's about husbands and wives and mothers and daughters and sisters and any practically any other relationships you can think of, including one's relationship with oneself. Boom. Real, messy, honest relationships. One note: Pay attention at the beginning of the book because you will be introduced … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty


Book Review: Pieces that Fit

Pieces That Fit: A Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Puzzling Diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome by Karen MacNeill is an important book for anyone to read that has, or wonders what it is like to have, a child with different needs in the school system. I found it to be immediately relatable. There are so many … Continue reading Book Review: Pieces that Fit

He and me

Me: We should get a cat and a dog. He: What? Me: We should get a cat and a dog. He: Why? Me: Because. I want a cat and you want a dog. He: But I hate cats. Me: I know, but that's not your fault (he really does have some valid reasons for this … Continue reading He and me

Mental health break

I took a two-day break from Nano writing and went away overnight to celebrate my husband's birthday (and, you know, to take a break from sitting! At the computer! Writing! OMG! I haven't been able to feel two of the fingers on my left hand for a week!).  We had supper at Nolita,  a new-ish … Continue reading Mental health break

An old dog, a new (cheap) trick (part two)

Then Cheap Trick (did I mention that’s my husband’s favorite band?) came to town. Sure, they had come to town before, but he never brought it up and I never did either. It was the elephant in the room until the show date came and went. There were usually plenty of good reasons (child care issues, … Continue reading An old dog, a new (cheap) trick (part two)

Get out of your rut

In the interest of getting out of my rut, my husband and I went the other side of town. One of the perks was that the facility had a pool. No big whoop for me, because I don't much like chlorinated pools. My husband does though, so even though it was late (9:30pm is … Continue reading Get out of your rut


In the March 2012 issue of her magazine, Oprah says, "Identifying the cause of your clutter is the first step to getting it under control," p.31. Ya think? Just in case that's true...I thought about it in relation to my pantry, because food clutter is one of the areas with which I struggle (read: argue … Continue reading Decluttering

Another book to read

The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married by Iris Krasnow My rating: 4 of 5 stars I thought this book rocked. I was especially happy to find it when I did: at the end of my writing "How to Stay Married in Midlife" and launched the "Sharpen Your … Continue reading Another book to read

Marital strife and strength

One of the things that my husband always says after an argument is "I don't feel connected". It's true; there is a disconnect that occurs not just during, but also after any, um,  heated disagreements, and it can take a while to get back to that feel-good  place of harmony in the aftermath. Sometimes it can just … Continue reading Marital strife and strength