I don’t know much about the sports, but I do love Super Bowl week. I am particularly excited this year because it’s Super Bowl No. 55, which translated into Roman is LV. It’s the Super Bowl of love, baby!

As a native Texan, I’ve always prided myself on my ability to eat spicy foods. Chili, enchiladas, salsa, jalapenos, jalapenos stuffed with cheese, jalapenos stuffed with cheese and then deep-fried …

I recently commandeered an old fleece vest that belonged to my son. When I put it on, a little shiver of excitement ran through me because NEW CLOTHES. I realized I have been wearing the same 12 items of clothing for almost a year now.

The dog and I have been taking walks two or three times a day. We’re becoming well acquainted with the other neighborhood dogs: Callie the black Lab. Jake the Irish setter. Rex the Royal. Rocket the Dog with No Tail. Hurricane the Aptly Named Doodle.

Hey, we made it over the finish line to 2021! Granted, I was limping and I wasn’t wearing shoes, but I made it. The end of the year has me in a retrospective mood, which I’m not sure is a good thing, but I can’t stop myself from looking back at the dumpster fire that was 2020.

Introducing the first-ever, annual (if I can remember to do it again next year) Naughty and Nice awards for the holidays! 

Over the years, I have watched my neighbors embark on home improvement projects in the weeks leading up to the holidays, putting in landscape lighting, painting walls, recovering chairs. Last weekend I was serenaded by the sound of the neighbors power-washing their driveway.

In normal years, our family Thanksgiving dinners are small. It’s usually just me and my husband, our two kids and my husband’s parents.

About a month ago, the dog developed a nerve condition and needed to start taking pain pills. The only way she would take the pain pills was if I hid them in a bowl of fancy dog food.

I got my flu shot last week and — wait, have you all gotten your flu shots? You need to get your flu shots. Like right now! Before they stop giving out free gift cards with every flu shot. But seriously, you all need to get a flu shot, and you all need to continue to practice the Three W’s: …

For most of my life, I have worn my hair short. But since the pandemic began I’ve been letting it grow. At first I was just scared to leave the house for a haircut, but now I’m becoming obsessed with my long hair. I keep twirling it around my fingers.

I have been working from home for almost eight months now, and my entire perspective has shifted. For instance, office politics now consist of me and my husband jockeying for space at the dining table that we are both using as our home workspace. I am happy to report that I am currently winn…

A few weeks ago, I spotted an empty hook hanging from a corner of the roof. “Hmmm,” said I. “That looks like just the place for a wind chime.”

Things you should not touch when you get into a car in Alabama in the middle of summer: the steering wheel, the seat belt buckle, the bottle of boiling hot hand sanitizer.

For the past 21 years, I have mostly managed to avoid work meetings. Every now and then I would show up for staff training or sit in on a brainstorming session, but meetings never took up much of my work day.