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Regarding My Mother

Regarding My Mother

“…I have often wondered if I had the words that would do justice to her goodness, her wisdom, and her strength. In the life of every woman, there will always be the influence and teachings of one woman who stands supreme.” -The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan For me – as it is for so … Continue reading

Best Father Ever? Oh Yeah #ThatsMyDad

Best Father Ever? Oh Yeah #ThatsMyDad

Obviously it’s true, because Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has featured not one, not two, but THREE of my father/daughter tweets on their site. This clearly demonstrates how my dad and I are three times as awesome as most other people. (Sorry, non-awesomes, we just can’t help it!) I am still not the proud author … Continue reading

Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

Usually, those words – “depression” and “anxiety” – label conditions that I have. I like that way of phrasing it, because it implies a sense of control for me. I have these things, yes, but they do not have me. Usually. For the past fifteen years, I have had these conditions. I am usually able … Continue reading

Rory Cat Hates Sneezes

Rory Cat Hates Sneezes

Don’t know what it is about sneezes that upset her so, but it is pretty adorable when she gets so mad. I’ve tried this at various pitches and tones of voice and she seems equally pissed for every type of sneeze, so I don’t think it’s because her ears are hurting? I wouldn’t sneeze (or … Continue reading

Merry Christmas Family!

Merry Christmas Family!

Mimi, Kat, Mom, Dad, and Lola – you’re all getting this framed 8 x 10 print for Christmas. True to family tradition, I’m running a bit behind on my  presents (even now, on Christmas Day). So, I don’t quite have them all print and wrapped like I originally planned. But now you can at least … Continue reading

Betsy Talks TV

My mom called me to discuss what was on TV, and this is the conversation that transpired: Betsy: Corina, I’m watching Toddlers & Tiaras, you have to see this show! Me: MOM! No! I told you that’s a horrible show and you shouldn’t support it in any way whatsoever! Betsy: I’m changing the channel right … Continue reading

Vintage Poetry – Would You?

On June 13th, 1919, my great-grandma received a gift – “The Girl Graduate – Her Own Book”. It was a scrapbook for the modern young lady, and my very favorite treasure when I was younger. I used to read and re-read every page, going through and touching all of the calling cards, ball gown fabric … Continue reading