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…

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! 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 that…

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…

turkeys and pumpkins and printables, oh my!

i LOVE Thanksgiving. the minute Halloween was done last weekend, i tore down all the spiderwebs and creepy stuff and started getting psyched about having a homeful of people i love in a few weeks. my mom, father-in-law and sister-in-law will all be visiting with us for the holiday. it’s the first time we’ve ever…

NaBloPoMo day 27: 100 reasons to be thankful

y’all know i already did my obligatory Thanksgiving list like days ago. this is totally different. this is about me waking up this morning to find that i have 100 (one hundred!!) awesome followers. thanks gajillions, to each and every one of you! what a wonderful Thanksgiving surprise. i continue to be amazed, warmed and…

NaBloPoMo day 26: the truth about Thanksgiving Eve

yeah, that’s right. pizza. frozen pizza. it’s what’s for dinner. and i know i’m not alone. because tonight’s dinner is like 675 million times less important than tomorrow’s. i had to stay focused. you see, 5 hours ago, i embarked on preparations for the Holy Grail of American holiday meals. it was messy. and exhausting….

NaBloPoMo day 25: my Thanksgiving recipes

mmm-kay. so ‘member last night when i said i’d try and post my recipes? (yeah, you do.) well this had the potential to get totally ghetto. y’all almost got iPhone pictures of the ass-old-stained-scribbled-on-now-moldy-because-i-have-no-idea-why pages in my recipe binder. but i decided i was better than that. and these recipes deserve better than that. they are…

NaBloPoMo day 24: eat. drink. give thanks.

omg. i so did not intend to be that girl. but hell. i came home last night to an utter disaster of a house after being gone for a mere 36 hours. “working at home” for part of today actually ended up in more real working than intended. and well, damn. i’ll just admit it:…