From the monthly archives:

March 2009

You had me at hello.

March 31, 2009

I’ve had hate mail before. I’ve never published it though because typically it’s directed to single mothers. I can take it but I don’t want to hurt your feelings so they never see the light of day. But today’s piece of hate mail – courtesy of Michelle M. (who can be reached at michy949@gmail.com) – is […]

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Oh yeah, baby.

March 30, 2009

For the next six months Benjamin and I are going to be riding in one of these: For the next six months Benjamin and I are going to be riding in one of these: For the next six months I’ll be driving one of these…   If you didn’t see me freak out about it […]

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Shoot.

March 29, 2009

You’re all asking about the camera.  I thought you might but I didn’t want to shock you with the sticker price of my newest toy in my last post. To me, $679.00 is a hell of a lot of money but I splurged on this puppy anyway. Why? Because life is too damn short not […]

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My Camera (and My Aprons).

March 27, 2009

Buy yourself something.  Every once in a while, buying yourself a big present is totally okay. Especially when – nearly three years later – you’ve paid off the massive debt you assumed when you realized your bankrupt ex-husband’s credit card was also in your name.  If you do splurge on a something, pass on the […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, II

March 27, 2009

I am single. And I like to think I am fabulous. But what if I’m not? I’m not digging for compliments here. I’m just trying to explore something so bear with me… My wrinkles are ever so subtly beginning to take over my forehead. My eyebrows are even falling. My gray hair is multiplying at […]

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Single and Fabulous (?)

March 26, 2009

Last fall before I rushed out the door to meet Cabin Man… I wrote a post reflecting on Benjamin’s birth.  In it I mentioned a vision of his face I’d had while pregnant: The dreams intensified in the last few months of my pregnancy and once, in a night dream, I saw his face. He […]

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My Dream Boy

March 24, 2009

Last fall before I rushed out the door to meet Cabin Man… I wrote a post reflecting on Benjamin’s birth. In it I mentioned a vision of his face I’d had while pregnant: The dreams intensified in the last few months of my pregnancy and once, in a night dream, I saw his face. He […]

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Fiesta, Fiesta!

March 22, 2009

If you missed Part I, click here. And thanks to everyone who entered the cookbook giveaway contest. If you did win you will have received an e-mail from me by now.  It’s been a tough year. By Isabelle I’m still reeling from all that has happened and still trying to work it out in my […]

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Isabelle’s Story, Part II

March 22, 2009

Because today was Benjamin’s first and his last third birthday and because I didn’t buy him a single present in Austin (no time to shop) I spent my lunch break on a mission.  In one hour flat I hit three stores.  Buying everything I would need to transform his room from a baby’s nursery/toddler room  […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen

March 20, 2009

There’s something I want to share with you about death. I’m assuming most of you have never lost someone in your immediate family – a father, a sister, a spouse or a son or daughter – because most of the people in my non-virtual life haven’t experienced death first hand. I even know men in […]

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