Resolutions for a Brighter Future

WOW. Who else can’t believe there are only about 2 weeks left in 2017?? As I’m still marking items off all my Christmas to-do lists, I’m also starting to think beyond surviving the final days of the holiday rush and toward my New Year’s resolutions for 2018. Having just spent nearly $200 tonight on a…

5 on Friday

so this posting every day thing is hard, y’all! but i guess i knew that going in. it’s been a while since i’ve challenged myself with daily posts, but that familiar feeling of torture mixed with accomplishment is still the same.  by my count, i’m down 5 posts, including one for today. so imma wrap…

#tagwithella

i came across this little girl’s story on Twitter today and it broke my heart. she suffers from a disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa that makes her skin extremely fragile, causing it to blister and tear. it is hard for her to even move because her condition is so painful. and running and playing like other 10-year…

a beautiful fall weekend

8 months ago at the school auction, we went in on a weekend at cabin in Ellijay, Georgia, with 2 other families. this weekend, we finally got to make the trip! our posse of 6 adults and 6 kids enjoyed 48 hours full of family, friends, food and fall fun with mostly good weather in…

hands up for the weekend!

sometimes it’s the little things, y’all. today, i’m thankful for an easy Friday, with a very happy client on the other end of my only call and no unexpected work shenanigans. and now . . . omigod. it’s the weekend! what are you thankful for today? each day during this month of Thanksgiving, i hope…

birds of a different feather flocking together

getting this one in under the wire, y’all. but sure enough, it took me all day and a couple late “meetings” (at lovely rooftop bars on this gorgeous autumn evening) to crystallize this thought . . . pretty much no one can deny that the political climate is crazy right now. well, let me take…

when one door closes . . .

i’ve got a little personal project that i’ve been working for a while now. it’s involved knocking on a lot of doors to get support, with a lot of dead ends and frustrations along the way. Monday, i realized i’d hit another dead end. i was discouraged. i was ready to give up. i decided…

Friday favorites: 5 things about Irma

favorites? i dunno about that. it has been a rough week here in Atlanta. not to say my first world problems are anything in comparison to the people who really experienced the brunt of this hurricane in Florida (including one set of parents and several college friends) or Harvey in Texas.  here at my homestead…

a Mother’s Day not-to-do list

You know that scene in I Don’t Know How She Does It, where Sarah Jessica Parker is lying in bed running through The List . . . to-dos, to-buys, to-calls, to-check-ons, to-look-ups, to-remembers? Yup. That’s my life. Being a working mom means being a master of lists. When I’m organized and things are running smoothly,…

A Day Without A Woman: a conflict of privilege and duty

y’all. i feel like i have spent almost every moment of the entire past 46 days resisting. i’ve marched. i’ve flown my flag. i’ve called my Senators and signed all  the petitions. i’ve read and watched every bit of MSM and everyother news i can find. i’ve tried to be judicious in social media posting, only sharing the…

the 5 days you’ll meet working from home

nine months ago, i started a new job. we have a Buckhead office for occasional internal and client meetings, but for the most part, everyone works remotely. it’s totally cool, but (like most things in life) it’s not exactly how i thought it would be. before i started, i imagined that my life would suddenly…

THIS is what the F happened last night

two years ago, after the disappointing midterms, i started this post: why Hillary can’t win. TWO years, y’all. before 20 Republicans, before Bernie Sanders, before Donald Trump and Russian hacking and pussy grabbing and 650,000 emails and James-effing-Comey and, actually, before all of the whole damn circus. (screen-shot proof below.) i didn’t get very far…