Blogtober14: hair of the dog

my current situation on November 1 at 11:00 a.m. kind of a mess, y’all. when i finished my final Blogtober14 post on Thursday night and scheduled it for Friday, i breathed a sigh of relief, felt a sense of accomplishment and went about the business of Halloween — without a single thought about what i…

Blogtober14: Halloween costume reveal

i cannot even believe this is the very last post of Blogtober14 — or that i made it through all but the very beginning of the month! i’m really kind of sad it’s over! thanks so much  to Tay and Helene for doing this awesome link-up. i’ve had so much fun, met so many interesting bloggers,…

Blogtober14: facts about me

um, because i had a lot of extra time on my hands today. </sarcasm> this month has changed me, y’all. i felt some pressure to do something cool on the next-to-last day. the hierarchy is all kinds of a mess and these might not be the most interesting facts about me, but this is all…

Blogtober14: most embarrassing moment

are you freaking kidding me? my life is a series of embarrassing moments, y’all. there was that time in pre-school when i pooed on the playground. yeah, like the only moment from my early childhood that i actually remember. there was the 7th grade moment, when my deep, but silent crush on Eric K. was…

Blogtober14: very superstitious

okay, not really. but you gotta love seeing Stevie Wonder perform on Sesame Street back in 1973! (don’t even want to know how many other Blogtober14 posters used that one today . . . meh.) anyway, for a girl with a solid black cat for going on 15 years, it makes sense i’m not that…

Blogtober14: letter to my younger self

hey, girl. comin’ at ya from the future this time. it is weird out here — we do everything on our phones and Duran Duran aren’t even a thing anymore. i know. but you’re gonna love it. promise. i’m writing from a bar in Atlanta because i worked from home today, but had to get…

Blogtober14: who’d play me in a movie

wow. putting this together has brought up some interesting things! i’ve always, always thought Ashley Judd would play me in the amazing movie of my life. we are soul sisters in the way that Reese Witherspoon and i would total besties IRL. but Reese is way too blonde. sorry. Ashley’s down to earth. smart. Southern. Liberal….

Blogtober14: my favorite book

gorgeous photo: MercerMe gosh, i could never pick just one. hi, i’m an English major, writer and sporadically avid reader. check out my nightstand for a taste of what i read on the regular. promise it isn’t deep or super-literary or much of anything out of the ordinary! when i’m on my game, i go…

Friday favorites + Blogtober14 catch-ups

well this was inevitable. so much blogging, so little time. i fell behind on the #Blogtober14 prompts. again. but lucky for me (and you!), i think i can wrap up yesterday’s, today’s (since they’re both kind of about favorite things) and my semi-usual Friday favorites in one neat little package here. so overachieving of me, huh? don’t get…

Blogtober14: my pet peeves

phoning it in a bit tonight, y’all. i am exhausted and have just about hit my wall with these posts. serious, giant YAY!! to everyone who’s still hangin’ tough and knockin’ ’em out every damn day. 9 more to go, people! keep it up! and now, in no particular order, i present my completely-off-the-top-of-my-head laundry…

Blogtober14: dream vacation

on night 14 this month of single-mommydom, with another 9 ahead of me, 24 hours on the sofa totally alone, in jammies, with a book, some Real Housewives, Chinese delivery, a bottle case of wine and zero interruptions sounds like the most perfect vacation i can possibly imagine. if that could go on for like…

Blogtober14: my biggest fear

okay, so aside from the recurring visions i’m having about somehow contracting Ebola while Spy is in Europe and then having to be separated from Miss Girl until he can get here and how totally. effing. traumatic. the whole thing would be, i’m not afraid of that much stuff. and just so you know, i’m…