Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

It’s Personal

Today is Drew’s and my tenth wedding anniversary. I was going to write a listicle about the ten things we’ve learned about marriage or the ten best things about being married or ten tips for a better marriage or something like that, but I won’t. I did go so far as to ask Drew what… Read more

You may have noticed that I have been posting less frequently lately. Maybe you haven’t noticed, in which case, WHY NOT, DON’T I MATTER TO YOU? If you’ve noticed but haven’t thought anything of it, great! If you’ve noticed and wondered why, I wanted to give a few quick explanations because I’m a Virgo and… Read more

End of Year Check-In

Today marks three more weeks until the new year, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for 2019. This year, while full of some wonderful moments, had a lot of challenges, losses, and setbacks, some of which I’m still processing (losing Simone and losing my grandmother, for example). I’m sure next year will… Read more

It’s been two weeks since my beloved cat Simone died, and today is the first day I haven’t cried. But it’s only 2 PM, so we’ll see. On the first morning after I put her down, I cried so hard I worried I might scare the kids. “When does this grief pass?” I asked Drew… Read more

Simone, 1999- 2018

This morning we had to say good-bye to our dear Simone, my companion of 19 years. I’ve written about her a lot on this site, most notably here. I was 22 when she showed up on my doorstep one summer evening back in 1999 in Springfield, Missouri. She was teeny tiny and fit right into… Read more