Great Expectations

I am cross-posting this entry from my new friend, Greta's, blog. Greta has created a wonderful blog series of guest posts called Great Expectations. You should go read them, the women who have posted are fascinating and so very diverse. I was honored when Greta asked me to contribute, and the following post was published on her blog last week. My Great Expectations... I had it all planned … [Read more...]

A List of Smells

In no particular order, I don't like the smell of: Gardenias, jasmine, rubbing alcohol, sweat, patchouli, cigarettes, rose (but the tea-rose kind of rose, I like the sweet-smelling kind of rose), bacon (but only in the context of not wanting my home or clothes to smell like bacon, it's perfect-smelling while it's cooking and being eaten), musk, and hospitals/nursing … [Read more...]

Thankful for Boys

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I thought I would have daughters. All of my cousins have daughters, and while I have one brother, the people in my family just seem to have girls. I had no scientific reason for thinking I'd have daughters, I just assumed I would. I've been naming future daughters in my head since I was in junior high school. It's probably better I didn't have daughters as "Sterling Penny" and "America Freedom" … [Read more...]