From the monthly archives:

April 2009

My Tattoo

April 30, 2009

If you missed it… Last month I entered a video in hopes of being selected as a Ford Fiesta Movement agent. Soon after I found out I won I let all of you pick the graphics with Benjamin breaking the tie. This weekend I went to pick up the car. Over the next six months I […]

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Rogue Mission

April 28, 2009

There are few material things that ever really wow me.  Here are two. Benjamin’s new “water boots”. For the first time in three years Benjamin’s father bought him a pair of shoes. He had no way of knowing this but I’ve been trying to find a cool pair of puddle stomping boots for months. But […]

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The wow factor.

April 26, 2009

When I was a little girl I never daydreamed about the white picket fence and the husband. In fact my daydreams didn’t include a man at all, they definitely didn’t include children. Instead I envisioned myself as a young, successful woman living in a white condo on the top of a skyscraper in New York […]

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Single Mom Dating Zen: Lions & Tigers

April 23, 2009

What if there are two men? There’s the tiger who has no rules. He has traces of warmth and is even very sweet but he’s healing, refusing to feel. His hurt is palpable and it makes you angry that some young childless thing broke this perfect man for the rest of us. Didn’t she see […]

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When it rains.

April 21, 2009

I’ve been hiding my location, or attempting to, since starting this blog. I deliberately chose not to reveal my city to avoid that fluke chance that a psycho would decide to stalk and/or kill me. You never know. And being a single mom, living alone with my son, I think it’s logical to be safe […]

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Single Mom Mixer: Chicago

April 21, 2009

Benjamin and I sing to this song together in the car every afternoon. But only the “ripple, ripple, ripple” part. [Listen and watch it here.  I’m the girl in the big white sweater trying not to cry because Bill Callahan’s music is so intense.] Back to the car. When the ripples are over Benjamin and I […]

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Out

April 20, 2009

Tell her I said hello.   xoxo   so excited.   I can’t seem to pinch myself hard enough. Tell her I said hello.   xoxo   so excited.   I can’t seem to pinch myself hard enough. Tell her I said hello.   xoxo   so excited.   I can’t seem to pinch myself […]

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Clearing the Mr. Man Air & Morgan Siler

April 19, 2009

Three years ago my future looked like this. Now it looks more like this  (or so I think). I still have days, like today, when I act like a jerk at a meeting because I’m just too tired and my patience has run out. Or when I write a blog post in the middle of […]

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Someone just called me the L-word.

April 17, 2009

The wine had settled too fast.  I starred at the faces of the men, all looking for someone or something. Declaring that they were “finally ready” for the “right woman.” I let my hand slip off of my mouse, leaned back into my chair and sighed. What was I doing here?  A guy I’d been […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, V

April 17, 2009

The wine had settled too fast.  I starred at the faces of the men, all looking for someone or something. Declaring that they were “finally ready” for the “right woman.” I let my hand slip off of my mouse, leaned back into my chair and sighed. What was I doing here?  A guy I’d been […]

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