Disillusioned. That would probably be the best word to describe my state. What we are realizing in the aftermath of this election is that perhaps we aren’t as close to our friends and neighbors as we once believed, and technology has done just as much to separate us as it has to bring us together. […]Read more "What’s Real Anymore?"
I never paid much attention to politics. Boring and stressful. No thanks. I remember the first election I voted in. It was the 2004 George W. Bush vs. John Kerry race. I was in college and would have rather discussed just about anything else, but I knew enough to be disinterested in another 4 years of […]Read more "This is Not Politics as Usual"
Yesterday was one of the most depressing days I can remember. It sounds dramatic, but the feelings of dread bubbling within me were similar to the feelings of fear and uncertainty I felt after 9/11. I was in shock. I think I still am. Now, before you read this and think, “CALM DOWN. Your candidate […]Read more "This American Life"
I’m not a baseball fan- never have been, yet I find myself drawn to this 2016 World Series. I mean, not drawn in enough to actually watch, but enough to pay attention to what’s going on. This is a World Series of losers, loaded with historical significance and a desperate notion that for one of […]Read more "The Art of Losing"
I’m the type of gal who prefers to leave her shell behind, finding a space that is more comfortable and clutter-free. Throwing things out that no longer have a purpose is one of my favorite things to do. That’s why I’m tempted to cut myself off from The Daily Sampler; it is a project that fit […]Read more "I Guess This is Growing Up"
4.14.16 is the day I changed. You probably knew it would happen, but somehow, I did not believe it myself. On that day a little over 3 weeks ago, I became a mom. Lily Anna was born at 1:25AM after a long 20 hours of labor. She weighed 8 pounds and 9.6 ounces and measured 20.25 […]Read more "4.14.16"
Here I come, out of left field, like the Easter Bunny showing up at your door on New Year’s Day with a creepy sparkle in his plastic eyes. Surprise! It’s The Daily Sampler! I wanted to stop by and wish you all a Happy Easter, and whether you celebrate it or not, it’s the perfect […]Read more "Boo! Happy Easter."
I have cable again, and there is nothing to watch. Hubs and I sacrificed our cable subscription last year in favor of being able to pay other bills and having conversations with each other again. I mean, we still have Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO. We’re not savages. Then, we moved into our new place […]Read more "The Death of TV"
Happy New Year, Samplers! If any of you are among the group that leaves the house on January 2nd, or (gasp) January 1st- much praise and applause to you. I have been trapped in my holiday comedown and unable to surface for new year’s plans, resolutions, or reflection. The holidays kicked my ass this year, for […]Read more "Everyone Knows: The New Year Starts January 3rd"
One thing that has prevented me from writing is I don’t always know how to wrap my mind around the idea that…. I am going to be someone’s MOM! From the moment we realized it was real to this moment, I’ve come a long way. It’s funny what some ultrasounds and swift internal kicks to […]Read more "Pregnancy in a Nutshell"
I think I’ve had a major realization. When you’re really and truly satisfied with life, you are not that funny anymore. AKA, misery = hilariousness (and the ability to make up words like hilariousness.) I am just not that miserable these days, so I guess I’m missing a piece of what originally made The Daily […]Read more "Happy People Aren’t Funny"
“It’s that time of year, when the world falls in love. Every song you hear seems to say… Merry Christmas. May your New Year dreams come true.” Ah, my favorite day has returned. Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours. Though it’s not the white Christmas we’ve come to expect, here’s some reasons you should still […]Read more "Dreaming of a Green Christmas"