Category: Belgian

This and That

I clocked over 23 running miles last week in a 7-day period. Not bad for my first full week back on sturdy legs. I crave that endorphin rush like a drug – it washes over my body like a cold chill and makes everything tingle. Mmm… And with every step, I cannot escape happiness and gratefulness. At last, I feel free. Free to run… … Read More This and That

A Child’s Love

The other day was my son’s birthday. I took all the kids to a local park and we had a birthday picnic under our favorite tree. As I spread out the huge quilt and unpacked the goodies, my son touched me gently and said, completely out of the clear blue sky, “Mommy, you know what? Not being able to see [The Belgian] is like … Read More A Child’s Love

Dental Work

Turns out, I’d rather have my teeth drilled by a dentist than have a relationship with one. Well… one in particular. He’s not very nice. It took me awhile to figure out what was going on. My natural tendency is to expect the best of people, cautiously. Knowing I have lots of my own character defects, I often try to figure out what I’m … Read More Dental Work

More on Men

I chose a couple of classic titles for my recent trip to Mexico, including East of Eden, but I just couldn’t tame my concentration long enough to get into them. I resorted to a light-hearted bargain-table book called How to Be Single, by Liz Tuccillo, one of the authors of He’s Just Not that Into You. Though poorly written and amateurish, the book was … Read More More on Men

My Heart’s Desire

I finally turned off my last online dating profile. Whatever it is that I’m looking for, I’m not finding it here in NJ – not right now. Mr. Nice Guy and I have been spending lots of time on the phone lately. I’ve been trying to decide if I think it’s smart to get together with him this summer or not. I don’t know … Read More My Heart’s Desire

Life’s Lessons

The Belgian is here. I have kept my attitude in check, relatively speaking. I have resentments, but for the most part, I have been able to move past the icky, sticky stuff inside and be okay from the depths of my heart, not just from a plastic melting smile. I am very moody. But rather than try to feign happiness, I told him I … Read More Life’s Lessons

The Belgian Doesn’t Waffle

The Belgian invited me to meet him in Malta this summer for a vacation. Oh, the temptation of that! Being a new home owner and a new employee makes these sorts of trips a bit more challenging now. Plus, gas prices have driven up airfares so high I could make a mortgage payment with what I would spend on a round-trip ticket to Malta. … Read More The Belgian Doesn’t Waffle

The Time has Come

Well, it’s official. My relationship with the Belgian is over. I feel very sad.

How Much of Myself can I Give before I’m Empty?

I am one cranky girl, and I think I need to put some strong tape over my mouth, because when I’m in this sort of mood, my mouth runs off and gets me into all kinds of trouble. There is a fine line between self-care and selfishness. I haven’t yet figured it out, but I’m pretty sure I’m just plain selfish. Growing up in … Read More How Much of Myself can I Give before I’m Empty?

On Toilet Seats and Remote Controls

I’m tired. Dog tired. I have the unfortunate condition of being a very light sleeper. Every time the Belgian coughs or blows his nose or gets up to go to the bathroom (every night) I wake up. It wouldn’t be so bad if I could sleep until noon like he does, but my wake-up call is between 5:00 – 5:30 a.m. (I never realized … Read More On Toilet Seats and Remote Controls

O Christmas Tree

Last weekend we went to find the perfect tree, and I set out for Lambertville, guided only by instinct and an internet-referral of a tree farm there. It was a family-run place (their backyard, actually), and at first glance, most of the trees had the Charlie Brown thing going on, but as we made our way to the back parts of the lot, we … Read More O Christmas Tree

Flip the Switch and Turn Me On

Well, we head to Orlando in a few days for the cheer competition, and when I return, I will have the Belgian with me. My life is going to change in a big way. I don’t write too much about my feelings in that relationship here on this blog, except when we are in a fit of disagreement about something. I don’t know why … Read More Flip the Switch and Turn Me On