Let New Adventures Begin

A "For Sale" sign is sitting on our front lawn. Surreal. I've lived in the Washington, D.C. area since I was a senior in college. That was a long time ago. I came here -- like many others -- for an internship on Capitol Hill. And, I was smitten. What better place to live for someone with a love of journalism, politics, and people? When I got off the plane at National Airport, I watched for a woman named Claire holding a sign that said "Garn." Garn--  U.S. Senator Jake Garn from Utah -- … [Read more...]

Cancer Graduation Day

It finally came. The day I've been looking forward to for 10 years. I went to see my oncologist yesterday and she said, "Congratulations. You have graduated from oncology." Oncology -- the study and treatment of tumors. The field of medicine that is devoted to cancer. About a month ago I went to the breast surgeon's office and she said, "You don't need to come back anymore unless it gives you peace of mind to keep coming." No thank you, I told her, I will not be back. I am done with … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers Embarrassment

I've debated whether to share this embarrassing experience, but here goes... Last week, I went to Weight Watchers. That's not even the embarrassing part. After Weight Watchers, I went to the car repair shop, the grocery store, and Costco. When I got home, I realized I never took off my Weight Watchers nametag. Hello world! My name is Laurie. I am a Weight Watcher. I try not to advertise this because, for me, living the WW lifestyle is like slogging through mud. Progress is … [Read more...]

Blah-Grr

Dear loyal blog readers, Lately I have been a blah-grrr. As in, I feel too blah to blog. Grrr. I blame it on winter. I’m cold. And, I’ve been mourning the loss of the Braverman family on NBC’s Parenthood. I don’t watch much TV so it upsets me that the only show I really love ended. I haven’t been able to think straight since Zeek’s heart attack. Okay so that’s only part of the problem. It’s also J-a-n-u-a-r-y. Longest month of the year, well except for … [Read more...]

Exploding Head Syndrome

I've ignored this poor blog a lot lately. I could say I've been too busy, but that seems shallow. Writing is something I love. It's therapeutic for me. So, when I'm not writing, something's up and I know I need to stop and figure out what is going on with me. Happily, I've figured it out. I've been suffering from Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS). This happens when I take on too much and my brain gets so full that it feels like it's going to pop. Really -- burst like fireworks on the … [Read more...]