I Owe You.

I Owe You.

I think I owe you a follow-up story to the – my ex-husband moved into my basement for two weeks, and he ate a lot – story. Since we last connected, my former husband lived with me for a few weeks to get back on his feet after a health catastrophe in July and August (think MRSA, not COVID). He...

I Almost Didn’t Write

I Almost Didn’t Write

I almost didn't write this month. Here's why. I might be a little burned out. No. I am burned out. Singed and toasted, as it were. A man is living in my basement, and I used to be married to him. I know he's there. He didn't sneak in. I opened the door. Click here for the beginning of this story. ...

If You Love A Lot of People

If You Love A Lot of People

I always say if you love a lot of people, there's going to be a lot of drama. [Tweet "I always say if you love a lot of people, there's going to be a lot of drama."] Or, maybe that's me just rationalizing the often chaotic life that seems to be mine. I thought you might like to see my to-do list...

One Sentence That Set Me Free

One Sentence That Set Me Free

One Sentence That Set Me Free Last year I went on a second date with a nice man I wasn't interested in. If I'm honest, I've done this quite a lot. On the surface, it isn't a horrible practice. I think it shows I have an understanding that people, like books or movies, might need a few pages or...

Ann Interviews Holly, Samantha and Summer

Ann Interviews Holly, Samantha and Summer

Ann Garvin interviews her characters from her best selling book I THOUGHT YOU SAID THIS WOULD WORK. Ann: Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me right in the middle of your road trip. Katie said you would be great about it. Holly: How is Katie? Do we know anything about her blood...

New Math for an Old Heart

New Math for an Old Heart

New Math for an Old Heart I’m writing this sitting next to my ex-husband in the cardiovascular ICU at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No, John and I don’t talk about getting back together, but this is still a love story. This is John’s third open-heart surgery. 1998:  When John was...

One Sentence That Set Me Free-ish

One Sentence That Set Me Free-ish

One Sentence That Set Me Free-ish Last year I went on a second date with a nice man I wasn't interested in. If I'm honest, I've done this quite a lot. On the surface it isn't a horrible practice. I think it shows I have an understanding that people, like books or movies, might need a few pages or...

Dear Darling,

Dear Darling,

I hear there is a lot of body angst going on whilst we've been holed up watching Netflix and buying the right face mask that perfectly encapsulates our personality.  Some bodies have stayed the same, but facial hair has gone free-range (me). Some bodies have created a brand new shape (no judgment...