I first joined the swim team when I was ten years old. I wasn’t good — at all — but I loved it. By the time I got to high school, I was fairly decent. I was All-State my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I swam at Lehigh all four years. I was one of […]
Beauty isn’t only skin deep.
I used to always look younger than my age. And now, at 47, I think things are catching up with me. I’ve got serious crow’s feet. My eyelids are getting heavier. My eyebrows are disappearing (what the hell??? — nobody warned me about that one). The chin and neck hairs are becoming increasingly difficult to […]
American Girl. More than just a really expensive doll.
We have never had an American Girl doll. Number 4 has never really been into dolls, and Number 5 would love one, but they’re just way too expensive. So I don’t know that much about them, but I’ve always been under the impression that they were really meant for girls who were around Number 5’s […]
Schooled by a 4-year-old
When I was 25, I got pregnant, got engaged, had a miscarriage, and then, even though I knew it was a mistake, got married. I had always said I wasn’t going to take my husband’s last name if I ever got married, but for some reason I changed my mind. My marriage lasted approximately 17 […]