How to Throw the Perfect Party for One

  Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. Alice Koller December 29th, 2013   The last of the family left yesterday after a raucous, amazing, fun-filled […]

Deck the Halls with all your Baggage – Or, how I’m surviving the holidays

Fa la la la la… I love the holidays. My whole family loves the holidays. We have more traditions than we know what to do with and I adore every single one of them. So you can imagine my surprise when December first hit and along with it came attendant anxiety. Bizarre? Yes. But also, […]

5ish Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 4 and 3/4

So. This just happened. Actually, it happened about two hours ago. I had a coffee. For me, the 5 Day Sugar Smackdown ended at four days and thirteen and a half hours. Allow me to preface. My alarm (husband) forgot to wake me up this morning and as such, I was about three minutes early […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 3 (Confessional)

Confession 1: I accidentally ate sugar last night. I swear it was an accident. I was putting dried cranberries in my daughter’s lunch and I ate a handful (or two) before seeing the dreaded word “sweetened” on the bag. I said, “You’ve got to be fisting me” to the bag, thew it aside and forgave […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown- Day 2

  I don’t mean to brag, but I’m fairly neurotic. I would lose my Neurotics Anonymous token if I didn’t treat this 5 Day Sugar Smackdown as a psychological experiment on myself. Some observations about today – my coffee craving wasn’t as bad this morning. I think it has a great deal more to do […]