Tag: The Twin Chapter

Grief: I'm a cold, terrible person I guess

I already tagged this post, “Being German” and I don’t even know where it’s going yet. I just know it’s going to have something to do with my steely exterior and love of non-sweet sweets. Seriously, ever try cake and coffee in Germany? It’s like washing down a chalk waffle with tar and we like... Read more »

I made the last phone call

There’s a phone call I’ve been avoiding. I put it off for weeks. For some reason, I have no trouble spilling my guts on the internet (it just feels like it’s me here on the couch, I forget the rest of the world exists until I get comments). I told the essential people our minus-one-twin... Read more »

Surviving bed rest, aka, How to be a floating head in a jar

I may be short, but I’m brutish in strength and mental fortitude. It’s called Napoleon complex and ladies have it too. I’m the type who gives birth after 24 hours of labor and crawls down from the table like, I’ll meet you at the car, man. I don’t care if my entrails are dragging on... Read more »

My maternity pinup photos - capturing happiness

So now that I’ve become that mom of the gone baby at gatherings (awkward, trust me, nobody knows what to say) I may as well go all out and post naked pictures of myself on the internet, right? It’s only logical. I mean, how effed up can my situation really get? Whole hog! Full enchilada!... Read more »

Atrazine: The EPA-approved, EU-banned chemical in your body right now

Sometimes things happen in life. Cars crash, chips fall, hearts attack. Sometimes children die and it’s completely a chance event, one that you can’t dwell on finding causes or spend your life answering unanswerable questions like, “why my child”? And then there are events in life that have causes. For example, drunk drivers made the... Read more »

It feels good to have friends

I’m living on a diet of Edible Arrangements and the homemade brownies my neighbor baked. My sister-in-law has been the fairy godmother of errand running. On Saturday, a picnic lunch is coming my way and next Friday, I believe I have plans to stare at the wall with a friend I’ve known since second grade.... Read more »

Sometimes the beauty of life is the sad kind

I could hold it together in the woods, on vacation. This past week we were in a cabin in the Dells on a trip we take every year that includes silly old-timey photos and carnival rides. This year our in-laws came along and rented the perfect little matching Lincoln Log cabin beside us. It was... Read more »