Category Archives: Chosen tribe

The Vulnerability in Weddings

Wedding planning.  I was hopelessly, laughably naive. I’m taking a moment here to breathe.  My high anxiety personality is not conducive to planning an event, especially when it’s my own. If I were doing this for someone else, it would … Continue reading

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Decision Day – As it Happened

We knew it was coming, one way or the other. The buzz (and the anxiety) had grown to a palpable level in our community, in our house, between friends and families, kids and adults. Like so many Junes before, opinion … Continue reading

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30-year-old Friendships

I cannot for the life of me imagine a scenario in which I would consider living in the South again. But the one aspect occasionally tugging me backward is my friends. I miss having real friends, my Chosen Tribe. I … Continue reading

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The Ultimate F Word

      And I told you to be patient And told you to be fine And I told you to be balanced And I told you to be kind … Ed Sheeran  When the Divine Miss M was in … Continue reading

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Embarrassing Mom Moments – the Porn Wolves

They do it when you least expect it. The Divine Miss M’s elementary school always had Open House about a week after school started.  I had particular fondness for Open House. Meet the teacher, find out the new class rules … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, You Happy Dumba**es!

Years ago, while the Bean Counter and I were at our respective jobs clearly accomplishing a lot, we had a long email conversation with the Labor Coach. At some point, it became the stuff of legends, at least in our … Continue reading

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Losing & Winning

Searching for a job is obviously the last level of hell. I once thought it was moving – you know, the perpetual packing and the boxes and the paper and the junk that multiplies even as you’re trying to purge … Continue reading

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I have found my people!

So, we’re keeping the Artist’s daughter, aptly dubbed the Actress, for a few days while the Artist is out of state.  Luckily, we like the Actress in more than just the obligatory way you sometimes have to like your friend’s … Continue reading

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What I Realized During the Colorado Floods

It rained and it rained and it rained. Then it rained some more.  I suppose Mother Nature had a point to make but whatever it was I think she overdid it.  Being from the Bible Belt, I’m used to tornadoes … Continue reading

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Scenes from my Boulder

Much as I love our move and the Boulder area itself, I do miss my friends, my family and I so miss the familiarity of living somewhere for over a decade.  But those feelings are assuaged by knowing all of this is right here at … Continue reading

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