Julie Andrews' portrayal of Maria in The Sound of Music is one of my all-time favorite performances. She blends equal parts of vivacity, devotion and spunk with ridiculous and silly. She is perfect! At one point in the movie, she repeats a phrase told to her by Mother Superior: When God closes a door,… Continue reading Don’t Look Back
Every day in my life is an adventure of sorts: I never know what I am going to experience when the sun begins its ascent. Will it be a good day? A frustrating day? Will I feel a competent professional or a foolish pretender at work? How often will I cry this week? Am I going… Continue reading We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Box
Yesterday, I sat down and wrote a blog post. It was amazing, outstanding, profound, life-changing and quite possibly the best thing I have ever written. Of course, in my haste to post it before my lunch break was over, I managed to somehow delete the entire post. Gone! Forever! My immortal words suddenly became the… Continue reading Control-Alt-Delete
My personal body weight, shape, size and scope is something I have struggled with my entire life. I always wanted to be taller, thinner, prettier, have longer fingers, blonde hair instead of red, and absolutely NO freckles. I have come to love my hair color and even my pesky freckles, but my weight is something… Continue reading The Weighting Game
This question, Who Are You?, has bounced around in my life for years. At first, I thought that the definition of Lynette was something as simple as going back to who I was before marriage, kids, houses, pets, volunteer work, and life. No luck. When I tried, and repeatedly failed, to get a job doing what… Continue reading Who Are You?