Monday, October 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Tra LA! I'm pushing on through my masters degree! I'm teaching at two schools! My daughter is in kindergarten! I'm about to release another album! And I'm engaged to a man who lives precisely 99 miles away from me!

All those exclamation points make it seem much more overwhelming, don't they?

It's really just fine.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oh, what?

Is this really going to be that kind of blog? Where I periodically read everything I've written and then post as a form of procrastination, but only, oh, once every six months? Oh, once a year? Oops.

No. Certainly not. Because, not instead of, but in addition to:

1. Finishing a new record
2. Ditto two musicals
C. Parenting/enjoying my wonderful kiddo
3. Um, the masters degree
$. Something something personal life,
a) and my several current jobs etcetera

I will find the time to blog semi-regularly again! BECAUSE YOU MISSED ME, INTERWEBS.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hi, March.

So I see I have not blogged since November.


This happened to me last year, too - it seems to be an occupational hazard. Once the school year gets in swing, I don't have as much time to while away on the interwebs. Or, I do, but this year I've been spending it starting a masters degree and making another record, and having a brief romance with someone I had known for 20 years end poorly.

The good news is, N. has been rocking the early bedtimes in the big-girl bed. Also, I have a new record and almost 1/10th of a masters degree.

Christmas was lovely, New Years' was quiet, Valentine's day was...also quiet. School's going pretty well, thanks. And you?

Oops, that was the dryer. Right back...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Post-Thanksgiving Brunch for Two:

Potato Pancakes with Hot Sauce Gravy

2 1/2 - 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2 eggs
salt to taste
dash chili powder
butter or non-hydrogenated margarine

For the gravy:

1 cup leftover gravy
dash hot sauce

Heat a stainless steel or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Season the potatoes to taste with the salt and the chili powder. Mix in the eggs. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls into the preheated skillet. You will need to flip the pancakes several times, starting when the bottoms start to hold together. Flip and reshape until you have nicely golden brown cohesive pancakes. Remove to a plate. Warm the gravy however you choose and throw in a dash of hot sauce.

Makes about 8 crispy, delicious pancakes, with enough gravy left over to secretly guzzle.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I am thankful for:

my beautiful home

my amazing daughter

being a teacher

my piano, my guitars

my giving mom

the blessing of my immediate and extended family

delicious and nourishing food to eat

my professional successes

my incredible support network

kisses and hugs

N. is thankful for:


my momma

my nan

my dada

happy Thanksgiving, everyone...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

LOVE that top.

I love the appeal to ignorance! Now that's hot. Like the air in the Shenzhen sweatshop that cute top came from.

There are quite a many known nasty facts about high-fructose corn syrup, but the main reason I avoid it is because it is a hallmark of foods that have been processed to within an inch of the definition of "food." Picture the little pulverized "whole-grain" cereal puffs, rolling down the factory belt, getting sprayed with flavor coating, tumbling in the blast dryer...