Happy New Year: Middle aged edition

Happy New Year! We welcome another year that will pass at the speed of light. I'm now having trouble keeping years and memories straight, there are just so damn many. Instead of clubs, heels, and cocktails my New Year's Eves are made up of family, food, and board game fun. It sure makes for an…

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary! Or is it Happy Birthday? I'm not sure. Today is the one-year anniversary of my shattered ankle. Or the one year birthday of my Franken-foot janky-ankle, however you wish to see it. This morning I decided to drink my coffee at the scene of the crime. A subtle "Who's the Boss?" to the…

Nothing is normal

I gingerly rubbed lotion into my broken leg and foot today. I sobbed. It wasn't painful, it was just the first time I've really and fully touched my bruised, swollen in some places, saggy in others, flesh of that foot since my accident. It has taken three days since the cast removal to work up…

When I realized that ‘she’ is ‘me.’

She sits on a bench looking at nothing.  Her hair is unwashed and ragged.  Her ill-fitted clothes are mismatched.  She clutches her purse a little too tight and mutters to no one in particular: It's a dead give away that she isn't functioning at maximum capacity. Twenty years ago I would have laughed at this woman.  I would have…

The Unicorn Theory

Everyone loves unicorns.  At least, everyone with a soul. Unicorns are magical. They poop rainbows. And they have a horn... to stab soulless people who don't like them. Win win! I've been obsessed with unicorns since the days of Lisa Frank school supplies.  Unicorns are the unofficial mascot for awesomeness! I've always wanted scientists to…

X Marks the Spot

We all know a treasure map when we see one. Sometimes there are islands and water, other times there are mountains and forests, but there is always a treasure. We immediately know where to find the treasure. Our eyes go straight to the treasure, like a homing device, and we salivate for the glorious goods we know to…