In loving memory

Facebook tells me that 8 years ago today I wrote this piece (see below) about Gueli, my Chilean grandmother.  Seeing it now, a few months after her death, reminds me what a strong woman she was. Gueli was not a blood relative.  She was the Grandma is my Chilean host family from high school.  But, she transformed … More In loving memory

If I were a fish…

Have you ever wondered what you would look like if you were a fish?  Have all the possibilities kept you up at night? I never have to worry about this as my daughter has spent sometime thinking the whole thing through.  This would be me if I were a fish:    She helpfully wrote “mama” … More If I were a fish…

Fitbit: a confession

I have to be fairly outside fitbit’s target population: barely interested in fitness, no free time, sedinrary job.  Yet, here I am, a Fitbit wearer.   Ultimately, I have enjoyed the gift.     It gives me a better understanding of what I do and what days I do nothing.  I have learned that I am … More Fitbit: a confession

Getting old

Last night I had an amazing time at the Marine Ball. Not only did I get to dress up and see everyone dressed– someone referred to it as the adult Halloween– but I also got to dance with good friends, something I rarely do since having my daughter.  I was out late having adult conversation … More Getting old