Thanks for calling today – it was really sweet of you. I would have totally called you yesterday, but it was a really horrible long day – I had to go to work after the test (which I shouldn’t have done) b/c I was out so much of last week to go to [...]
After being tagged by both my new blog grandfather, Harvey, as well as The Mama Wannabe, I finally have made it around to writing the “8 Random Facts About Me” post. Here’s hoping you all still respect me in the morning.
1. My belly button is NOT my original: Much like Whitney Houston’s cover of Dolly [...]
Lurking inches away from the glass as a nurse probed, poked, flipped and inked my newborn niece like a plain-clothes cop booking our baby for excessive cuteness, the core of my family united in ogling its newest member.
Constance stood in front of me and I wrapped my arms around her, sensing that the abundance of [...]
I could have posted sooner, it’s true. I could have devoted 90 laborious minutes to battling my sister’s turtle-esque desktop PC in an effort to upload photos of Peanut and write a few awe-stricken, dithering lines about the arrival of my pristine niece, Aliyah.
When it came to blogging this week I was like a VH1 [...]
So much for waiting till Thursday. At least we know, before our hopes got out of control during my sister’s delivery tomorrow - I’m sure seeing the new baby and wondering if we were next would have made the fallout much more painful. Now, we can deal with our disappointment before we share in her [...]
Scene: A modestly sized, well-decorated Chicago bathroom on the afternoon of Saturday, May 19th. The sun is shining through the vented window inside the shower, casting a nauseating glow upon Matthew, who looks like he was recently run over by several trucks after a night sipping copious amounts of red wine. Constance, preparing to shower, [...]
Moments tick by as sloth-like as always this Friday morning, but unlike most work-week finales, I now carry the excitement that at any given chug of the second hand, my sister Angie could begin the birthing process for the precious girl we affectionately call, Peanut.
Visions of Peanut’s unknown, tiny mug occupy my fantasies, and I [...]
One of the most dismissive things people can utter to an infertile couple is, “Just stop trying and it will happen.” Another slap-dash attempt at providing a quick fix is, “You two should just take a vacation where you don’t have to think about anything, and you’ll be pregnant in no time,” which is something [...]
The Mama Wannabe tagged me to write an “I Am” poem, and while I realize my creation is less of a poem and more of a creative writing piece, I think it properly expresses the real me better than any Adrienne Rich homage I could muster.
I, the Mango
Halved, like an organic mango with one moldy [...]
After dropping off Constance at the Damen El stop this morning, I continued onto Wilson Avenue, rocking out to the latest Kings of Leon album while attempting to bypass the bevy of new-condo construction that stands between me and my loft office. If I could sprout wings and do a flyover of my condo-fied neighborhood, [...]