So, it's been a foul week.
Things just haven't gone as planned...unexpected tax bills and gross flu symptoms and canceled projects and back-pain that's led to sleepless nights. They've all happened this week.
The kicker? My beloved Jeep, the topic of more than a few recent posts, sent...
Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one.
It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse personalities...and food.
It's the television show Chopped. And I looooooove it. In fact, I record it regularly so I can watch it every...
So, my beloved '99 Jeep died recently.
Long-time blog followers will understand the implications of this tragedy. They'll also know that this is not our first, shall we say, incident. (Behold...this photo from last year's mildly embarrassing post).
This time around...
I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again.
Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this adventure, dubbed Ladies Night by the boot camp that created it, certainly had some special nuances.
I begin today's post with a tale of mild irritation.
I was working on a project with a colleague and found myself in a position where I couldn't move forward without getting some information from her.
I emailed her multiple times. I called her, texted her. I said her name...
Part III: Your Blissful You
Hello there...nice to see you again!
We've already spent some time together during the first two posts in this series.
We've discussed the problem with work/life balance, that it's no longer possible to separate our professional and personal components into neat, TV-dinner style...
Part II: Your Blissful Others
Well hello again!
The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that you can't achieve it.
It's that nobody can.
We talked about the fact that the idea of balancing our separate professional...
Work/life balance is a nice idea.
It's that ever-elusive dream that we can achieve that perfect mix of professional, personal and parenting activities, all executed with drive and grace.
The problem? It's impossible to achieve. The work/life reality has changed.
While researching my book...
There's something funny about The Cheesecake Factory.
It seems no matter what time you go and no matter which location you visit, there's a wait to get in.
And that wait? It's often a substantial one, causing crowds of people to gather around and anticipate, sometimes for an hour or...
Recently I found myself in a new city. I won't mention it by name, but if you're curious I will say that it starts with an "F" and rhymes with "Mort Mauderdale."
Hubbie and I decided to spend our one day there checking out the sites. Our specific mission was...
Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me.
It begins after a good dose of "you can do it Deirdre!" pep talks, when I signed up for a race/hike up a big, fat mountain in the big, dry, lunar-landscaped desert...
It happened at a grocery store on a Sunday evening. Hubbie and I were pooped from a day of errand-filled frenzy and this was our last stop on the journey.
As we made our way down to the parking garage, loaded up with bags, there stood two adorable little Girl...
Stupid, freakin' fear. I hate it. And, sad to say, I'm walking in a big, glumpy pile of it as I write this.
Walk with me for a moment, won't you?
As we begin, let me first acknowledge how ironic this post feels already. I've written lots of blogs on...