Saturday

December 31, 2011

May 2012 be a year of restored self-esteem and renewed passions.

Friday

December 30, 2011

How quickly one can go from feeling just fine to feeling plain disastrous.

Thursday

December 29, 2011

Came across this today: "What doesn't kill you makes you wish it did."

Tuesday

December 27, 2011

Day 3 of Operation Wear Makeup and Try to Look Decent: I don't know yet if I still have "it," but I am beginning to feel better about how I look.

Monday

December 26, 2011

"Night time, sympathize / I've been working on white lies/ So I'll tell the truth; I'll give it up to you"

Sunday

December 25, 2011

Through my son, I have felt the magic of Christmas once again; it might possibly be even more divine this time around.

Friday

December 23, 2011

I totally phoned it in this year regarding Christmas, and I know this, and now it's too late for me to change it.

Thursday

Wednesday

December 21, 2011

Well, I now look and feel like a giant ass for not getting my coworkers Christmas gifts; they really spoiled me today.

Tuesday

December 20, 2011

The sadness always catches up with me, with a vengeance, when I leave it behind for a couple of days.

Sunday

December 18, 2011

I really wish my body would quit messing with me and setting me up for a major disappointment.

Saturday

December 17, 2011

An aptly timed email to me included: "Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes."

December 16, 2011

I think of far worse things than a quiet, cozy Friday evening spent on the couch, watching American Horror Story.

Wednesday

Tuesday

December 13, 2011

Would it kill my left brain to allow my right brain to take over every now and then?

Monday

December 12, 2011

Well, I guess there's no point in continuing to deny it: I really am infertile now.

Sunday

December 11, 2011

Well, that was a waste of a weekend--and not in a good way.

Friday

December 9, 2011

Want, want, want; can't have, can't have, can't have.

Thursday

December 8, 2011

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -- John Lennon

Wednesday

December 7, 2011

Sometimes I feel like he doesn't even know me anymore.

Tuesday

December 6, 2011

Today I scheduled my long-overdue hair appointment for next weekend, and I am already feeling a bit better about myself because of it.

Monday

December 5, 2011

I'm getting pretty close to making a major overhaul and some improvements in my appearance; it's way past time for me to start caring about how I look.

Saturday

December 3, 2011

But the day after being all scotched up...not so good.

Thursday

December 1, 2011

Good thing I have an appointment with my therapist tomorrow; it's been a rough week.

Wednesday

November 30, 2011

I would like to apologize to everyone in my life; I feel like I have been half-assing everything lately.

Monday

November 28, 2011

I am going to transcribe the scene from the "Subway/Pamela" episode of Louie wherein Louis C.K. tells Pamela how he really feels about her; it floored me, and I can't stop thinking about it.

Sunday

November 27, 2011

Sometimes I guess there just aren't enough scotch drinks.

Thursday

November 24, 2011

I am thankful for the very small, but meaningful, family gathering in my own home today.

Wednesday

November 23, 2011

Gotta love a cozy night in just before Thanksgiving.

Tuesday

November 22, 2011

"Happy anniversary, baby, got you on my mi-iiind!"

Monday

November 21, 2011

Age will always be more than just a number, contrary to the popular platitude.

Sunday

November 20, 2011

This weekend I got the rest and the family quality time that I desperately needed.

Saturday

November 19, 2011

It's difficult for me to get in the holiday spirit when I'm sweating.

Friday

November 18, 2011

Oh, weekend, please be kind to me and let me catch up on my rest.

Thursday

Sunday

Saturday

Friday

November 11, 2011

I paid for the random person behind me in the drive-thru at Krispy Kreme and was feeling pretty good about myself for a record 3 hours or so, then I was shat upon by someone I thought was a friend at work.

Thursday

November 10, 2011

A night without technology is a year without food.

Monday

November 7, 2011

Rainy Mondays are pretty much holy to me, especially after Daylight Saving Time ends--lots of introspection.

Sunday

November 6, 2011

Oh, the end of Daylight Saving Time, how I love you so.

Saturday

November 5, 2011

I could really get used to having a third set of hands around the house; thanks, Grandpa Brian!

Friday

November 4, 2011

The father-in-law is visiting; should be a fun weekend--no sarcasm!

Wednesday

November 2, 2011

November is my favorite month of the year: wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving, preparation for Christmas...

Tuesday

November 1, 2011

Seriously, life is too short for me to be spending my days this stressed out.

Monday

October 31, 2011

I can't wait for my (sick) little vampire to wake up so I can dress him in his costume and hang out with him on one of my favorite nights of the year!

Sunday

October 30, 2011

And today we got to be acquainted with the local pediatric urgent-care clinic.

Saturday

October 29, 2011

Today's trip to the emergency room for my out-of-control asthma was later offset by the cuteness of my son at the pumpkin patch, but now our pumpkin is running a high fever.

Friday

October 28, 2011

I want to close my eyes for, like, several days.

Thursday

October 27, 2011

The first cool snap of the season + World Series game on TV tonight = happiness.

Wednesday

Tuesday

October 25, 2011

I'm hoping today's blood work leads to tomorrow's answers.

Monday

October 24, 2011

Kick me when I'm down, everybody--come on, it's great fun!

Sunday

October 23, 2011

I didn't do all I wanted to do this weekend, and I am not prepared for the coming week; the last thing I need is a repeat of the horribleness that was last week.

Saturday

October 22, 2011

I guess I'll be getting my thyroid checked; this hair loss is just alarming at this point.

Friday

October 21, 2011

A week awful enough for the record books is coming to an end; please let next week be gentler to me.

Thursday

October 20, 2011

Excited for game 2 of the World Series--go, Rangers!

Wednesday

October 19, 2011

This week is shaping up to be just fabulous; today's big event was a (non-injury) car accident.

Tuesday

October 18, 2011

The first truly cool day of the season always blows in with it a hint of nostalgia.

Monday

October 17, 2011

Happiness is where you find it; I've turned everything in the house upside down and am running out of places to look for it.

Saturday

October 15, 2011

I got a huge kick out of watching my son and the other kids at his buddy's birthday party today--happy toddlers are such a joy.

Friday

October 14, 2011

The little one and I enjoyed a relaxing stroll around our neighborhood on this gorgeous, cloudless autumn day.

Thursday

October 13, 2011

The ALCS is really causing a backlog on my DVR.

Tuesday

October 11, 2011

Another month begins, and where my contentedness used to be, a chasm widens.

Monday

October 10, 2011

Between the OCD, raw hands, and anxiety attacks, it's no wonder my hair is still falling out.

Saturday

October 8, 2011

All of this waiting and wondering is going to kill me eventually.

Friday

October 7, 2011

I am concerned about the things I'd do for a Xanax right now...Well, not really...Maybe.

Wednesday

October 5, 2011

And I didn't meet my neighbors during National Night Out after all; my social anxiety got the better of me.

Tuesday

October 4, 2011

National Night Out = me committing a bunch of social faux pas in front of all my neighbors.

Monday

October 3, 2011

If we combine every person in this house, we make one able-bodied person.

Sunday

October 2, 2011

I had a dream last night that I was going to be executed via hanging for a trivial nonviolent crime, and no one--not even the crappiest of lawyers in town--would associate himself or herself with me to try to save me; I woke up to a wet pillow.

Saturday

October 1, 2011

October: the month during which I play Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video (and the documentary of the making of said video) pretty much on repeat.

Friday

September 30, 2011

No, no, I just posted my sentence for the day, but I want to change it: I just noticed I lost a blog follower today, and I care more about it than I really should, so I just need to get over it, and wow look at this run-on sentence.

Thursday

September 29, 2011

Rediscovering the brilliance that is "Fahrenheit Fair Enough"; perfect mood music for this moment in my life.

Wednesday

September 28, 2011

How can I ever do any self-improvement when I barely even have time to eat?

Tuesday

September 27, 2011

If someone would be so kind as to enter my name for one of those makeover shows, please and thank you.

Monday

September 26, 2011

I'm so burned out, I have nary an interesting thought in my head anymore.

Sunday

September 25, 2011

I think I've finally found my mutant power: disappointing everyone.

Saturday

September 24, 2011

Enjoyed seeing my son open his birthday gifts from his e-aunties today!

Friday

September 23, 2011

I have some truly amazing friends who love my baby so much!

Tuesday

September 20, 2011

Driving past the one Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence in this city, I wonder about its inhabitant(s): What worries do you have, and how do they compare, in gravity, to my own?

Sunday

September 18, 2011

A Sunday drive followed by a Sunday-night rainstorm: ahhhhh.

Saturday

September 17, 2011

Play dates and hot air balloons and friends--the way a Saturday should be.

Thursday

September 15, 2011

I'm so bitter, even mosquitoes are repulsed by me.

Wednesday

September 14, 2011

I'm already anxious and twitching over this coming weekend's social activities.

Tuesday

September 13, 2011

How does one stop a downward spiral without outside help?

Saturday

September 10, 2011

Can I pretty, pretty please go for at least two weeks without getting sick?

Friday

September 9, 2011

Got a raise today; I'm still trying to process this, given how long it's been since I last got one.

Thursday

September 8, 2011

"But darkness makes me fumble / For a key / To a door / That's wide open."

Wednesday

September 7, 2011

I am beginning to realize, perhaps too late in life, that being as nice as I can be isn't always the best course of action.

Tuesday

September 6, 2011

How can I remove this impenetrable cloak of invisibility that shrouds me?

Monday

September 5, 2011

A day with a high below 90 degrees is a day during which I smile.

Saturday

September 3, 2011

I broke down today and took half a Xanax; I am now feeling like a (relaxed) failure.

Friday

September 2, 2011

I don't know, Frank Sinatra--Friday night seems pretty dang lonely too.

Thursday

September 1, 2011

It's September now; can we please see an end to the heat?

Wednesday

August 31, 2011

Duh-DUH-duh-duh-duh, I've got the Sudafed Blues.

Tuesday

August 30, 2011

I don't know what I'd do or where I'd be without my Pookie.

Monday

August 29, 2011

Rainy Monday mornings are where it's at--especially during a relentlessly smoldering August.

Sunday

August 28, 2011

Unmatched is the pride of a mother whose almost-toddler is learning so easily and quickly.

Saturday

August 27, 2011

It's so good to hear my baby laughing once again.

Friday

August 26, 2011

Waiting over the weekend for pathology results is not as relaxing as it sounds.

Thursday

August 25, 2011

No deep vein thrombosis, no blood-thinning medication, no stress (over myself, anyway)!

Wednesday

August 24, 2011

No blood clots in my legs, but now still awaiting word on whether I have to resume my blood-thinning medication.

Tuesday

August 23, 2011

Please, please, please don't let me have deep vein thrombosis; my sick baby needs me.

Monday

August 22, 2011

I can't believe it has already been eight years since Joey proposed to me.

Sunday

August 21, 2011

Where is Mary Poppins when you need her the most?

Saturday

Thursday

August 18, 2011

"I'm as nice as I know how to be to every single person in at that office; everyone treats me like a...bastard at a family reunion."

Tuesday

August 16, 2011

I want to be somewhere very far away from here.

Monday

August 15, 2011

Thankful for this day off...but...I need more than one day.

August 14, 2011

It was nice to be off the grid this weekend--well, off the grid except for all those times I checked in at places via Foursquare.

Thursday

August 11, 2011

I think I spend more time at the pediatrician's office than I do at work.

Wednesday

August 10, 2011

I feel especially off my game today; can't quite pinpoint it.

Tuesday

August 9, 2011

I wish I cared as little about others' lives as they care about mine.

Monday

August 8, 2011

I, myself, am hanging on to every word I say, just wondering what's going to come out next.

Sunday

August 7, 2011

Sunday, otherwise known as the one day of the week with quality prime-time television programming.

Saturday

August 6, 2011

Actually had fun face-to-face social interaction today with people I don't hate...how refreshing.

Friday

August 5, 2011

I hate my outdated wardrobe, but I also hate shopping; this is a conundrum to which I am not likely to find a solution anytime soon.

Thursday

August 4, 2011

I sure am in high demand these days; too bad it's only in a professional capacity.

Wednesday

August 3, 2011

Looks like it'll be another fun evening at the pediatrician's office.

Tuesday

August 2, 2011

My body had better do what it's supposed to do, and soon.

Monday

Saturday

July 30, 2011

I probably shouldn't have watched "There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane" tonight.

Friday

July 29, 2011

This summer heat is so insane, it ruined my baby's formula while it was being delivered from Amazon.com; I cannot articulate how angry this makes me.

Thursday

Wednesday

July 27, 2011

A positive thought, for once: I love my son's laugh and wish for it to be the soundtrack of our lives together.

Sunday

July 24, 2011

I love Sunday nights (for a limited time only): "Breaking Bad," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "True Blood"--a trifecta of good TV shows.

Saturday

July 23, 2011

Have I mentioned before that I would pay good money for a full day and a full night of "me" time and rest?

Thursday

July 21, 2011

A side-effect of being overwhelmed is a salty face.

Wednesday

July 20, 2011

This is the longest bad day ever; it has been going on for a whole week now.

Sunday

July 17, 2011

Wondering how this week is going to go since I didn't meet my minimum sleep quota this weekend; I'm not feeling refreshed at all.

Saturday

July 16, 2011

How about a little rain for my parched, crispy yard and my withering, cobweb-covered soul?

Friday

July 15, 2011

So, I just wrote a literature review on surgical therapy for atrial fibrillation, and you can bet your ass I'll brag about it.

Thursday

July 14, 2011

I'm normally a skeptic, but I can always tell when there's a full moon, not by looking at the moon itself but by observing the elevated levels of stupidity in the atmosphere.

Wednesday

July 13, 2011

How long will it be before I know how to react to appreciation in the workplace?

Tuesday

July 12, 2011

I just noticed yesterday that I've developed some killer calf muscles, for the first time ever, from all the running I've been doing the past couple of months.

Monday

July 11, 2011

I missed my free 7-Eleven Slurpee today, but I did finally eat some tasty In-n-Out Burger for the first time ever.

Friday

July 8, 2011

I never, ever thought I'd say this, but a quiet house is where it's all at.

Thursday

July 7, 2011

"I hit a casket with a puppet stage. What am I doing here?"

Tuesday

July 5, 2011

I shed a tear today for little Caylee Anthony.

Monday

July 4, 2011

RIP Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and thank you both.

Sunday

July 3, 2011

Independence Day fireworks around here would be a lot better if hundreds of thousands of other people didn't want to watch them as well.

July 2, 2011

I know I'm about 19 minutes too late, but I just need to say that I thoroughly enjoyed being (more) useless today.

Friday

July 1, 2011

So let me get this straight: I be nice to you, then you shut me out?

Thursday

June 30, 2011

I sometimes wonder if anyone is secretly jealous of me, but then I promptly answer myself with a "pfshhh."

Wednesday

June 29, 2011

Happy 35th birthday to my loving husband--now we're both over the hill!

Tuesday

June 28, 2011

Is there a deeper, emptier, colder darkness than that of postpartum depression?

Monday

June 27, 2011

Well, at least professionally, I'm a hot commodity right now...Talk about getting my just deserts.

Sunday

June 26, 2011

If silence implies consent, then quite a few people must agree with me.

Thursday

June 23, 2011

I certainly do know how to put the 'one' in 'alone'.

Wednesday

June 22, 2011

Maybe my best years are behind me, but...I always wonder if I have an undiscovered talent, like acting, for which it's too late for me to cultivate...?

Tuesday

June 21, 2011

As bad as thing might be for me sometimes, I always want to fix things for other people; this is a character flaw for me, but only because I cannot help them.

Monday

June 20, 2011

Being an integral part of something big at work--something JAMA-worthy--put a little bit of a swagger in my step today.

Sunday

June 19, 2011

A personalized hardcover book, a huge churrascaria lunch, and family: the ingredients of a perfect first Father's Day for my love.

Saturday

June 18, 2011

In the past 24 hours, I've pretty much made up my mind that, whenever we are in a position to move again, we will be moving to Central Texas if we are limited to staying within this state; I am not supposed to be here in Dallas.

Friday

June 17, 2011

No matter how many times I type and delete this sentence, I still feel sick with betrayal and dread.

Thursday

June 16, 2011

And pulmonary embolism strikes us again--this time, my grandmother.

Wednesday

Tuesday

June 14, 2011

"I'll stop taking my anti-anxiety meds tomorrow." -- me, last night and tonight

Monday

June 13, 2011

The LeBron jokes made an ordinarily mundane Monday less so.

Sunday

June 12, 2011

I know there's no crying in baseball, but what about in basketball--because I totally need a tissue or two right now.

Saturday

June 11, 2011

Am I just on a losing streak, or do Italians really make a lot of boring-ass films?

Friday

June 10, 2011

I always look forward to visiting my OB/GYN, aka, The Man Who Saved My Life.

Tuesday

June 7, 2011

She's just an innocent little baby; why is this happening to her?

Monday

June 6, 2011

I'm positive that I have a negativity problem.

Sunday

June 5, 2011

A stomach bug would be a better biologic weapon than, say, anthrax; at least there are some anthrax vaccines, and some strains of it are treatable with antibiotics.

Friday

June 3, 2011

I'm running in place / the world is passing me by / no matter how hard I try / I fall off the pace

Thursday

June 2, 2011

Sometimes being invisible is a good thing; right now, however, it is not.

Tuesday

Sunday

May 29, 2011

From whence did these stomach butterflies come, and how can I exterminate them?

Saturday

May 28, 2011

My gently used Precor treadmill has arrived, and just in time for the killer Texas summer heat--now I don't have an excuse not to get in shape!

Friday

May 27, 2011

Oh, my...Why did I have to have that kind of dream about...Mark Cuban?

Wednesday

May 25, 2011

Nothing breaks me quite like the news of the death of a new parent.

Tuesday

May 24, 2011

Major storms this evening--the most powerful I've seen in years, with several funnel clouds, sirens, baseball-size hail, and lightning; we're okay, so far.

Monday

May 23, 2011

Some days, the "positivity journal" in which I write requires a great degree of exaggeration.