Mostly Wordless Wednesday: In A World Without Cheese

In a world without cheeseNothing is gooeyNothing has that same salty, chewy, pull-away from your mouth sort of love that food really ought to haveNo brie on crusty breadNo pepperjack on a tortillaNo parmesan and ricotta spread artfully between layers of pastaNo scalding layer of mozzarella to slide off a slice and brand your chinNo sharp, biting feta on a folded pitaNo burger dripping in processed american cheeseNaked macaroni, helpless and ashamed without its glorious golden coveringOh, who am I kidding - this diet won't even let me look at macaroni, or pizza, or breadAnd as hard as it is giving all of that up, the cheese is the hardest goodbye of allThe truth is there, ringing with the memory of a thousand gooey, orange, yellow or white morsels melting into mouthfuls of deliciousnessI don't want to live in a world without cheese ...more

And Today In The News: Call Me Kinky

Call Me Kinky, But I'd Love For Someone To Assault Me Like This: I don't know who you are, Fudge Bar Guy, but I may be the girl for you....more

Project Bombshell: Do My Legs Look More Muscular? Because I've Been Jumping Hurdles All Weekend

And by jumping, I mean "crashing directly into them, flipping end-over-end and skidding several feet across the pavement on my face."Oh, this weekend was bad. Bad, bad, bad. I blew it ....more

This One's A Shout Out To My Spunky, Fierce, Wonderful Girl

I know I brag about my Anna a lot. Hey, I'm her Mom. And a blogger ....more

9/11 And The Field Of Dreams

[This is a re-run of a previously published blog. I think it still says all I have to say today.]We lay snuggling in my bed, our nightly ritual after bathing, putting on jammies, reading and discussing the school day. I’d put her brother to bed a few minutes before her, then we snuggled in under the big comforter and she picked a subject for us to discuss – another ritual ....more

Just A Few Fun Facts About My Home State

As some of you may remember, I'm a native New Mexican, and really proud to say so. Someone passed this along to me today, so I'll pass it along to you:Fifty-One Things You Might Not Know About New MexicoEnjoy! ...more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: The Fading Rays Of Summer

They pose for a selfie, in the bright summer sunshine When days are halcyon and filled with the smell of freshly-mown grass and sunblock sprayed haphazardlyThe warmth on their backs and the smiles on their faces, still flushed from the bike ride they just tookGlorying in their youth, their energy, their boundless freedomAnd I glory with themGlad that they've captured this momentAnd wishing, oh, how I'm wishing, they can hold onto that feeling foreverLet it always be summer for them, where it counts ...more

Project Bombshell: The Week One Results

I am officially down eight pounds since last week. Holy crap.And no, I don't mean that literally. You'd think with all the extra fruits, whole grains and veggies I'd be in serious intestinal distress (at the very least, you'd think my bacon-loving insides would be scream WTF? ...more

Hi, My Name Is Ellie, And I Just Became A LOST Addict. It's Been Eleven Hours Since My Last Episode...

Okay, so I've had a rough time lately, Daughter with a concussion, son needed minor surgery on his foot, house is a shambles, air conditioning isn't working, my yard looks like Jurassic Park and I just shelled out over $300 in Emergency Room, Urgent Care and Pediatrician co-pays in the last two weeks.Cue the weekend, or should I say more specifically, the long-awaited kid-free weekend, and I was ready to unwind. I decided to take Saturday just for little ole me and I refused to do a lick of work. It was pure indulgence ....more

To Hell With The Helicopter Mommies - Let 'Em Play In The Rain

I was perusing Reddit today and someone posted this wonderful gif of a child's first time being allowed out in rain. ...more