The holidays used to be predictable. Even when I went off to college things seemed to stay pretty much the same. Thanksgiving involved a large breakfast, adding links of thankfulness to our Thanksgiving chain, football — especially the Lions game, and an evening with extended family: one year with Mom’s side, the next year with … Continue reading Of Holidays and the New Normal
Finish this phrase: “I wish I had a twin. At least you always had _______ __ ___ ___” I’ve introduced myself as a twin hundreds, if not thousands of times. If you finished this phrase, “someone to play with,” then I’d say you’re in the 90% of people I’ve introduced myself to. Other popular statements: “Twins … Continue reading Twinscapades: Making Friends
When I say I’m “living the dream,” you probably think that means I’m lounging on a beach in the Caribbean somewhere. Or maybe you think that means I have a high-paying executive job with little stress and excellent benefits. Or maybe it means I’m serenely happy, doing the things I love most in life and … Continue reading Living the Dream
I don’t know how it started, but sometime throughout the years, Schwes and I began ushering in each month with a celebratory “Happy new month!” said with the same amount of enthusiasm as “Happy New Year!” and “Happy Birthday!” Maybe that level of excitement was unnecessary, but today I’m reflecting on the past month, … Continue reading Happy New Month
I used to dream of getting a surprise birthday party. Like, full-on fantasy dreams. Most little girls dream about their wedding days or being a princess; of course I imagined those as well, but all I wanted in life was a surprise birthday party. I imagined where it would take place, how many people … Continue reading Surprises and Spoilers
Having an international family is in a word, fantastic. For a girl who lived in the same house from birth to college, the fact that half my family lives across an ocean still blows my mind. I guess my parents instigated our outward migration nearly ten years ago. For 20+ years, Mom and Dad raised us four kids … Continue reading Our Outward Migration
Did you know that if you leave a cucumber in the fridge too long it liquefies?
I do now. Continue reading Liquefied Cucumbers