Growing

I’ve got lots of little seedlings sprouting in peat pots on my kitchen counter right now. It’s not time to put them in the ground just yet; we’ve got almost another month until the last danger of frost. But I’m hopeful I’ll have good, strong, seedlings to go in the soil by the end of…

The Thing Behind the Thing

How many of you can see the hypocrisy in our nation and know, deep down, that things are not as they seem? Why is it ok for football fans to crush in next to each other with nary a scrap of fabric over their faces while (hold up, wa-ait) our children are still forced to…

I Have Questions.

In Quebec, if you are unvaccinated, you can go to Wal-mart, but a store employee has to follow you the entire time to make sure you’re only getting groceries or medicine. Seems reasonable. Parents right here in Virginia are up in arms about the dissipation of the mask mandate, even as the CDC has admitted…

2021 in Review

I’ve been trying to think of some deep, meaningful words to summarize the past year. The only thing I can come up with is “holding”. It hasn’t been a particularly good year. It hasn’t been terrible either. It’s just been medium. I know. Read the room, Angela. I suppose the absence of tragedy is something…

Worshiper

Everybody worships something. What is the thing you can’t stop thinking about? What is the subject you won’t stop talking about? For some seasons of life, it is natural to focus all our attention on new and exciting blessings such as a wedding or a baby! These things are all-encompassing for a time. They take…

Glass Backwards

Do you ever see pictures of yourself and think “Well, poop.”? Ben and I both have mirrors over our dressers and of course over the sink in the bathroom, but the woman I see in family photos recently looks more like a “before” picture than an “after”. It’s easy to forget and think it’s not…

Gut Check

I had finally, finally, worked up the courage to have a diagnostic procedure done to determine the viability of my remaining tube. In a cold, sterile room, pantsless, I was bracing myself for impending unpleasantness when the doctor casually mentioned I’d have to take an antibiotic if they found a blockage because the liquid they…

Friday

Have you ever been the chunky girl trying to create a business in the health and wellness industry? The only one happily spreading butter thick on a warm baguette while your team spritzes lemon wedges over their quinoa and beet superfood salads? The one who just wants to drink a fruity glass of red and…

Healthy (ish) Recipes and Meal Planning

Does anyone else get excited to plan a dinner menu for the week? No, just me? Alright then. It has been a month. Stratas and barbecue and burgers, oh thighs. It is time. Healthy eating time, that is. If I lose ten pounds a week from now until June I can still hit my goal….

Mrs.Who?

Did anyone else have an identity crisis when they tied the knot? I can no longer identify as “single plump waitress living in friend’s attic with constipated cat”. No wonder I didn’t get much action on E-Harmony. Just kidding. Mostly. The truth is, I spent many years not quite fitting in with the people around…