Friday, June 29, 2012


After years of pleading with me, my husband finally got through my thick (but adorable) skull and convinced me to get an iPhone.

I should have recognized, from his obsessive staring at his own over all this time, that I was about to purchase what is essentially an electronic form of crack.

iNeed an iIntervention!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Motherfreakinghood: The Musical

My BFF and life partner in all things creative, Sara, and I have been working for a year and a half on a muscial about motherhood.

With kids spanning ages one to 15 between us since we first began this project, we are deep in the trenches of child-rearing. While I can't go into too much detail, I can tell you the show covers pregnancy through high school graduation in less than 90 minutes, hitting on such topics as moving to the suburbs, dealing with the class bully and teaching your teenager to drive.

We are so very near the end of writing and look forward to seeing this baby we share take flight, likely next spring in Lawrence, possibly sooner in Chicago.

So please forgive the sporatic postings... I'm nesting!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Iron (wo)Man

In this year of trying new things, I stood at the finish line of the Kansas Half Ironman today.

Yes, it was hot and windy, and all I wanted was a cool drink of water as I heard the emcee announce the names of those crossing the finish line before me.

The atmosphere, though, carried such a sense of accomplishment. There is nothing quite like spending time with competitors who stand alone in a sea of athletes, digging in deep to reach the final 70.1.

Maybe next time I will actually participate. But probably not.

Congratulations, Kristin!

Friday, June 1, 2012