Things Beyond My Control

I am writing this in Word on my laptop in the living room because of things that are beyond my immediate control. A week or so ago, the buzzing from the doorbell xylophone in the hallway at our new home began buzzing so persistently and at a gradually increasing buzz rate that Brandon decided toContinue reading “Things Beyond My Control”

Breaking the Workaholic

It’s the first TGIF of my first week at a new job, and because the week was so full, here is the amplified version: the (awesomely delicious) tortellini soup my (amazingly productive and generous) mother-in-law made while watching my three (exuberant, exhausting, active, loud, snuggly) children has cooled and is stored in the fridge alongContinue reading “Breaking the Workaholic”

Holiday Greetings from Nine-Month-Contract Land

I’m a Donkey on the edge! Back in November, I surveyed the approach of the holidays, the onset of bowl season, the ramping up of my husband’s travel season, and the end to my four-day work-week on an 11-month contract. With all of the calm and clarity of a person anticipating the possibility of anotherContinue reading “Holiday Greetings from Nine-Month-Contract Land”

Status Update: TLDR

I learned a new Internet abbreviation this week, TLDR, as in “too long, didn’t read,” which has me all kinds of sad because, well, here you are on my blog that by design goes “on and on and on.”  I am the definition of “long-winded.”  Before you click away from this page after adding “TLDR”Continue reading “Status Update: TLDR”

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”

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”