• Uncategorized,  writing

    I’m so glad I decided to Breathe

    This past weekend I attended the Breathe writers Conference in Grand Haven, MI. In my last post I wrote about how nervous I was to attend.  Then I lost my voice on Thursday night & foolishly thought that it would get better by the morning & that I’d be able to minimally talk at the conference to preserve my voice. For those of you that know me, I’m sure you read that last line and laughed out loud, the idea of me minimally talking is about as likely as Obama deciding to have a pool with a water slide and tiki bar installed on the south lawn with the Nobel Peace…

  • writing

    I’m feeling nervous to Breathe

    This weekend my kind friend and author Lorilee Craker is taking me to the Breathe writers conference.  I am feeling so excited and nervous to go! Here are the reasons I feel nervous: People who are serious about writing go to writers conferences. This commits me to being more serious and intentional about writing. This is scary. This is taking a step towards a dream rather than just dreaming. Will I seem like a poser amongst serious writers? I know not everyone there will be a published author, but it is still a little intimidating to be with so many gifted people! Will I discover that I don’t have what…

  • dating,  food,  friendship,  marriage,  sex,  Uncategorized

    We should mate, uh, I mean date!

    Doesn’t dating make you crazy sometimes?  I was out with some girlfriends awhile ago on a Saturday night at Republic and as we were watching the brigade of mini-skirt clad ladies make their way upstairs, primly holding stems of martini glasses to make sure not to spill, we mused on life as married women who have taken ourselves off the meat market. “I’m so glad that I don’t have to get hooched up anymore hoping to hook up with a guy when I go out!” quipped one of my friends as she popped a salted edamame out of it’s fuzzy pod and into her mouth. “Yeah, it gets so tiresome…