From the monthly archives:

April 2009

My Tattoo

April 30, 2009

I know I have been scant.  I hate that.  I have so many things to write about. But time is not my friend, especially when I have a video to edit. Here’s the result. I hope you love it as much as I do. Special thanks to Biggs at High Street Tattoo for coming in […]

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Rogue Mission

April 28, 2009

If you missed it… Last month I entered a video in hopes of being selected as one of 100 Ford Fiesta Movement agents. A few weeks later I got a surprising phone call from Ford that I had, indeed won. The call came from this guy… Andrew, my Mission Control point of contact. Isn’t he […]

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The wow factor.

April 26, 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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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

When I pick him up from day care Benjamin sits stone still in his car seat, mesmerized by Bill Callahan’s Rococo Zephyr. And then at the, “ripple, ripple, ripple” total cheesiness, pure delight. We start singing. Together. It’s cute. But the instant the ripples are over Benjamin and I both stare at each other like deer in […]

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Single Mom Mixer: Chicago

April 21, 2009

You’re all invited to Chicago on Friday, April 24th to meet Morgan and I for a few drinks. (And Jessica, aka Sassafrass, will be there too!!!). I’ll be at Ford Mission Control until 9:30 p.m. so I’ll be just a little late.  When: Friday, April 24th – 9:00pm until we all fall down. Where: W Hotel, […]

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April 20, 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 one in a million 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 […]

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Clearing the Mr. Man Air & Morgan Siler

April 19, 2009

On this day four months ago I said good-bye to Mr. Man. I didn’t look back. And I never told you all why. Some of you have told me I am obligated to write about this in detail. Others have speculated on what he may or may not have done. One of you left a […]

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Someone just called me the L-word.

April 17, 2009

And I couldn’t be happier about it. Tell her I said hello. xoxo so excited. I can’t seem to pinch myself hard enough. If you haven’t found single parent friends yet, use Twitter. You can actually search for people in your neighborhood who are using certain words. So, I could look for someone who has […]

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Single Mom Friday Zen, V

April 17, 2009

The wine had settled too fast.  I stared 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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