Most Memorable Moment: Ten Years Later

Last night, we went to Bull and Bones Brewhaus and Grill in Blackburg, Virginia (look at that nice alliteration… it’s even a poetic location) for karaoke and drinks.  Brandon asked me what moment is most memorable for me from the last ten years together, not counting our wedding day and the births of our children,Continue reading “Most Memorable Moment: Ten Years Later”

Looking for the Goods

First off, sarahmwells.com is broken, and I’m unhappy about it.  I kept hoping it would reset itself or just reappear, and after multiple attempts to contact customer service people at Google and at GoDaddy.com, I have given up, deleted the domain name entirely, and with any luck it’ll become available again in the next coupleContinue reading “Looking for the Goods”

Why Do We Need Men?

So there’s news flitting about that women are increasingly the leading or sole breadwinners in the American family.  In most cases, this means more and more families are being raised by a single mom with an absent father, or the reason mom is the breadwinner is because dad can’t find work.  It isn’t because a couple satContinue reading “Why Do We Need Men?”

Instructions for Crazy

Who is that crazy person in my last blog post?  Woah.  She’s crazy, isn’t she? She hasn’t completely moved out, but I think I’ve at least stashed her polka dot and pinstripe clown suit in the closet for a couple of days. AWP was restorative.  I slept a lot, ate good food, and had greatContinue reading “Instructions for Crazy”

The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi I leave in the morning for my annual trek to the AWP Conference, this year in Boston.  I’m leaving with my homework done for this week, a packet submitted for the program, “spring break” for school waiting after the trip, four manuscripts formattedContinue reading “The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem”

Sick Days

Know what I loved about today?  This morning after breakfast, I cleared the dining room table with my husband and loaded the dishwasher. “What time do you need to leave this morning?” I asked. “Around 10,” he replied. Henry came in and tugged on my pantleg, “ILK? ILK?!” “No, buddy, you already had two cups.”Continue reading “Sick Days”

Advent Days 17-21: Run, Run, Rudolph

The last week of advent before Christmas got a little scrambled up, but there were plenty of highlights.  Elvis’s Christmas program was on the 18th.  Lydia finished off an antibiotic for strep on Monday and by Tuesday morning, she had it again, so the rest of the Wells family stayed home while I took EContinue reading “Advent Days 17-21: Run, Run, Rudolph”

Advent Days Ten and Eleven

Package Christmas Cookies, and Open a Christmas Book We made an unplanned trip up to Great Mom-O’s house last night, so we took care of yesterday’s advent activity when Lydia got home from school today.  We prepared our cookies from Saturday for delivering to neighbors and designed a few cards to go with them.  TheContinue reading “Advent Days Ten and Eleven”

Advent Day Three: Dance to Christmas Music

Welp, not all advent activities can be as romantic or successful as the rest.  I woke up this morning with an ugly cold that landed me on the couch most of the day, and advent activity #3 was supposed to be “dance to Christmas music.” This isn’t so appealing when your head is pounding. LydiaContinue reading “Advent Day Three: Dance to Christmas Music”

That Isn’t on My 30th Year Goal List

It’s been a while since I checked in on my 30th Year Goals.  Ever since the summer residency my reading and writing efforts have been unimpressive.  Besides a draft of an essay that probably won’t ever see the light of day because it’s so bad, I’ve written one poem and a short lyric essay ofContinue reading “That Isn’t on My 30th Year Goal List”