Once upon a time…

I had my first baby and started a blog. That was in 2005. Nine years later, I had my fourth baby and stopped my blog. I spent the next year taking care of that baby and writing handwritten letters. Every day from March 9, 2015, to March 8, 2016, I took what I could say to the masses and doled it out to one person at a time, one letter at a time. I didn’t want my Letter Project to end.

I still write some letters, but now I write about writing letters, about what I learned in the process and how I became more human. I have decided to merge my thoughts on letter-writing with my interest in quotes and my fascination with minutiae into one big unfinished letter called a blog. It is addressed to you, with love.

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The Line That Changes You

My sister Holly has been my biggest fan and supporter as I've begun this recovery journey. She writes me Trader Joe's cards with birds and flowers to say she is proud of me for figuring out and following through on the process of going to therapy, that she hopes I'm doing okay with my non-exercise routine, and that she will do anything she can to help and encourage me.

March 23rd, 2017|

A Dollar A Day

Bauer and I are alike in that we like to calculate things, tracks things, or otherwise keep tabs on things. Case in point: I was texting with a friend recently whose family we are having over for dinner tomorrow night.

March 16th, 2017|

Moving Forward

I have been to see my counselor five times now. I have spent a few hundred dollars and more than ten hours of time driving and sitting in sessions so far.

March 13th, 2017|

Take Your Pick

There's always lots of fruit-snackin' going on at our house. Which means I buy toothpicks by the hundreds. What do the two have in common? you might ask.

March 9th, 2017|

Nutty Tofu & Carrots

It's time for Tofu Take Two. If anyone made the BBQ Tofu & Cajun Rice from my last recipe post, I applaud you and would love to hear how it went!

March 5th, 2017|
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Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.


I’m out of mood elevators and I’ve found a pen.

-Greeting card quote

We’re walking temples of noise, and when you add tender hearts to this mix, it somehow lets us meet in places we couldn’t get to any other way.

-Anne Lamott, Small Victories