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There Is No Plan

Well, there WAS a plan. The plan was to shut down this space. To clear everything out and write one final goodbye. To eventually start again, most likely in private, writing for myself like I used to. It was a good plan. It came from a desire to be truly open and honest in my…

A New Life

Things have been quiet around here and I’m finally feeling quieter inside. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, instead, I think I lacked the desire to say what I was thinking or feeling out loud. 2012 was a difficult year. And I just wasn’t able to share those difficulties here, no matter…

Move Along

This summer began with a breath of wonder and ended with a sigh of relief.   I am not surprised.   There were, of course, some of those idyllic summer moments:       Unfortunately, it seemed like we spent most of the days bickering about how much time had been wasted in front of…

Looking Back

Yesterday I turned 35. Pause for effect… I am now 35 years old. Take a breath… I’m not exactly sure how I got to 35 but honestly, 25 seems forever ago. And while I’m certain that I’d never want those years back, I’m not so sure I’m ready to blow out the five candles that…

Balance Schmalance

This space has been neglected. Sporadic postings and even less sporadic comments with online friends has left me feeling more than a little guilty about going silent. Part of me feels like I need to explain. Part of me feels like every other blogger, actually every other person, has been here and already understands. I…

Five Days

I have the next five days off. Five days to catch up on laundry and clean the bathrooms. Five days to redeem myself from last week’s dinners. Five days of parks, parties, sleepovers, and movie nights. Five days of bath time giggles and goodnight books. Five days to snuggle my kids in the morning and…

Guilty No More

I wasn’t sure I was going to get this list posted in time. It’s been a rough weekend and I’m still recovering from 24 hours of crazy ER shifts. Better late than never though, right? Here’s the list of my TOP 10 GUILTY PLEASURES! 1. Starbucks – I realize for some this is a staple,…

A Little Help From My Friends

I’m back! I think it’s been about two weeks since I’ve posted. I know I pretty much logged off of everything except Instagram, which means you should be following me there if you want to know where I go when I disappear. Spring Break came and went, and I suppose I just needed a little…

Moments

We celebrate and memorialize all sorts of occasions: births, deaths, promotions, graduations, weddings. Momentous events, days that serve to remind us of, and keep us moving towards, the “bigger picture.” But what happens to the smaller moments? The kind words, smiles, laughter and interactions with those who touch our lives in little ways. When do…

Sleeping Beauty

My parents separated when I was five years old. My mother left my four brothers and I with our father, who raised us as a single parent until he married eight years later. I don’t have many memories of living with my mother, but the ones I have are vivid. She spent a lot of…