Advent Day Thirteen: Traveling Pregnant

When I was five months pregnant with Elvis, I thought it would be a really fun idea to travel by plane with Lydia, who was ten months old, by myself, to meet Brandon and his baseball team in Florida over spring break.  As I maneuvered down the center aisle of the jet with Lydia onContinue reading “Advent Day Thirteen: Traveling Pregnant”

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”

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”

The Road Ahead: Fall 2012 Outlook

We had a great weekend with the kids here in Ashland, the last weekend before Brandon goes back on the road for football season.  It feels a little bit like a storm front is on the horizon. There’s only a few more hours of daylight to soak up before hunkering down inside for the long nightContinue reading “The Road Ahead: Fall 2012 Outlook”