2011 goals – before the campaign


My main goal for 2011 is figuring out the easiest ways to get everything done. Now I have to take all the easy things and make them even easier. I will have almost no time away from work and Joe will be single parenting for five weeks. My other goals for 2011 include: Hitting 175 […]

March 24, 2011

Abandonment issues

Parenting, Personal

In a few days it seems likely that my work will completely take over my life. We’re talking 14 hour days with an hour-long commute at either end. Thinking about work when I’m not at work. The last time I went through this – an election campaign – it almost killed me. I had been […]

March 21, 2011


Parenting, Personal, PPD

Today, while driving out of the parking lot at Ikea, I had a flash of something. It wasn’t memory, it wasn’t real, it was something that my brain decided to show me – a possibility, a fear, something. I was driving out of the Ikea parking lot with my daughter in the back seat, driving […]

March 18, 2011

Learning to say no

Parenting, Personal

One of the biggest problems in my life is that I have real trouble delaying gratification. If I want something, or want to do something, I want to get it now or have it right away. This is true of me with food and true of me with things. It’s why I’m overweight, it’s why […]

March 13, 2011



I keep loading up my blog to write, but there the page sits and no writing happens. It’s not that I don’t have a lot to talk about and I lot that I’d like to think out loud about, but there’s so much that I can’t or don’t want to say in public because of […]

March 10, 2011