The hardest part about letting people in is that they now have an open door into your life. I thought about this the other day as I entertained 4 out of the 5 kids who live next door. These kids are the loudest, most obnoxious kids in our whole neighborhood. They bicker constantly. One is … Continue reading The inconvenience of friendship
This morning was really bad. My dog, the one I spoil with remnants of my breakfast and who spends the evenings sleeping at my feet, bit me. Then, just to rub salt in the wound, he ran away after one of the kids left the gate open. I spent 30 minutes trying to coax him … Continue reading Feeling funky
Something that many people might not know about me is that I'm painfully shy. Perhaps a better term for that is painfully self-conscious. Not so much with people I know really well, but more with acquaintances and strangers. I mean, I couldn't even get up to speak at my own wedding, and I knew almost … Continue reading You mean I have to SELL my book?