Loving the Season You’re In

I know, I know, “Love the Season You’re In” sounds a little touchy-feely, a little like something I’d see plastered on some car’s bumper and immediately roll my eyes and make some snarky comment about. But when I was walking in downtown St. Paul today during what’s probably the last of the beautiful Indian summer mornings we’ve been having lately here, the idea of loving the season I’m in actually made a whole lot of sense to me. The proverbial light switch was officially flipped on rather than off. Now lemme explain… Ever since I was a kid growing up… Continue reading

So, I’m Officially An Aunt!!!

It’s still taking me a minute to process that my baby sister Lindsey (yes, she’s 8 years younger than me) has a baby now. After all, I used to change her diapers and dutifully held her in the perfect, big-sister way any time a babysitter showed up at our house. For reasons I’m still not sure of, Miss Lindsey would scream her pretty little head off if anyone but me held her—guess it was just an early sign of her good taste, huh? And now she’s got a baby girl of her own to hold whether she’s screaming bloody murder… Continue reading