Surreal Conversations With Gabby.

JULIE: Gabs, can you please clean up this room? I’m really tired of all of your stuff in little vignettes all over the room. I’d really like to see it actually put away.

GABBY: Okay. But can I keep all the stuff?

JULIE: As usual, you can keep everything that will fit in the […]

    I’m Giving Some of You the Side-Eye Right Now…

    …Because this morning, one of the top searches that led you to my site was “submissive wife training.”

    I will say that Dave’s going to love that.

      The Year of Shitty Firsts

      Last night, I spoke to my friend Tobin. Regarding the Thanksgiving holiday, I said, “I don’t know. It was fine and not fine.” I told him how, in the middle of dinner, I was suddenly totally exhausted for no reason. He said, “You’re still in what I call The Year of Shitty Firsts.” And […]

        Happy Thanksgiving!!!! I Have NO IDEA What I’m Doing!!!!!!

        I have SO MUCH SHIT TO DO right now. (I know: you’re all like, join us, ya big baby.) But instead of finishing up this work which is threatening to drown me, I am updating you all here as to my Whirlwind Weekend of Suckiness And Then Awesomeness. It all started last August, when […]

          FMY: It’s Officially the Season.

          I have been in Michigan over the Thanksgiving holiday. I have some stories to tell you, from the sad (Dad’s absence at yet another holiday first) to the crazy (the woman who was hired to build Gabby’s Irish dance dress turned out to be a disaster of a failure).  What I have to do first, […]


            I had just called downstairs that everyone needed shoes and jackets. I was tying my shoelaces when Addie J strutted up to me. She said, “Mom, you know what I just made up? ‘FMY:’ For MY Information. So FMY: apparently we’re going somewhere and nobody told me.” Then she strutted away.

              Hug a Runner Day

              Mom, Erin, Becky, Jilly, Caitie and Bets: consider yourselves hugged.

              In case you didn’t know: today, November 20, is Hug a Runner Day. So in honor of this event, I’d like to invite you all to bring it in. I’m waiting for my hugs.


                Holiday Panic

                Not. Yet.

                So I think we’re all in agreement that Thanksgiving is rather early this year, yes? Therefore I do not understand this early holiday panic that appears to be gripping Western Civilization. Everywhere I go, people are all, “Ohmygosh I can’t believe it’s the holidays already” and “I need to get my […]


                  July 4, 2011

                  It has been ten months since we lost my dad. The more time goes by, the farther he gets from us– and that is hard. Also, I recognize that my friends– who have been there and been so present and supportive of me– cannot surround me like this forever. I realize that […]

                    Here’s How You Can Tell Whether I’m Feeling Any Better:

                    Yes, she's wearing a necktie.

                    Addison J is wearing this outfit to school today, with my full knowledge. I just don’t have it in me to do anything about it.

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