The Lady of Leisure

Love Thyself

Last night, I fell in love with myself for the first time. I’m convinced that this falling in love with myself had to do with a suffering, near-corpse of road kill that I passed by earlier last night. It was … Continue reading

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An Emergency at Starbucks

I’m at Starbucks, where I occasionally find myself when my husband has a day off to play with our son. And everything was normal. The air conditioning was on. It was cold. I was working on a section of my book. Trying … Continue reading

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Mouse Poo

There is no wrath like a mother discovering mouse poo in her child’s car seat. Living in a rural area, having mice in one’s car is nothing unusual. They can fit into a quarter-sized space and can smell a leftover … Continue reading

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The One-Eyed Crab

Do you ever have one of those moments when you inadvertently disturb your own child? A man at the park gave my two-and-a-half year old a stuffed animal. It was in our small town so nothing disturbing there. Except when … Continue reading

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My Sixth Sense On Vaccination

If you know me well, then you probably know the story of when I first moved to Upstate New York and found a bat in my bedroom. I’d been sleeping when suddenly something flew over my head, and an instant … Continue reading

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