Missinsidegirl Is Moving

April 26, 2010

I’ve finally gotten my NEW SITE up and running. It feels like me, looks like me and–one of my favorite things–it’s Mobile friendly. For most of you. I hope.

If all of my loyal, lovely readers (all six of you) could update your beautiful blog link lists, I will buy you a big ol’ margarita to show my thanks, the very next chance we meet for Happy Hour. Which should be soon.

OK, that is all. See you on the flip side, right over HERE!


Back to Baking

April 23, 2010

When I was six I spent the weekend with Great Grandma making homemade sugar cookies and real applesauce (who knew people made applesauce?).  I gawked incredulously at being introduced to her boxy gas stove with seeming mini-burners and hand-cranked appliances. Can opener, egg beater, spatula, whisk. Where was the electric mixer and a microwave for melting butter?

She taught me everything I know, more or less — at least the basics — about baking. And why everything tastes so much better when made a little slower, with more care, without paying so much attention to exact numbers, and without so much modern technology. I’ve adjusted my own style of baking since she passed away many years ago now, but I can still feel her with me when I’m making her recipes. Which is less frequent as I get older, as day to day obligations take up most of my free time. Read the rest of this entry »


Missinsidegirl’s Monday Night Garden Tales

April 20, 2010

There’s been ample sun directing me outdoors the last few days. But that tricky wind has been my excuse for avoiding the garden bed that lies a couple hundred feet from our backyard patio door.  Last night I sucked it up, put on my trusty UW-Oshkosh hoodie and hit the dirt. (And got hit, probably.) No worms or centipedes or spiders. Also, not much digging. I moistened the outdoor, organic-friendly compost mix and carted the 20 pound bag to the bed.

Looking for commentary? You’re in luck. Here’s my second Vlog documenting the (I know) really exciting process. Cough.

That is all for now. Check back tomorrow for a stimulating review I’ve been meaning to post that could empower you to make new makeup choices, ladies. (Or at the very least, it’s something to pass the time.)


How Missinsidegirl’s Garden Grows

April 15, 2010

Moments before I record my first vlog to document how my first-time vegetable garden planting is going, our backyard hose erupts in my face. (I will pause while you get your minds out of the gutter.) So while watching this, keep in mind that I’m sitting here, smelling dreadfully like dirty rain water.


He said, She said.

April 8, 2010

“Look outside,” he tells me.


“There is like 3 inches of snow covering everything.”

“No way.” My face crinkles up in disbelief, challenging him to prove it.


I lift the blinds.


“Oh. My God.”  A tree directly out our bedroom window jumps at me in all its white glory. There’s at least 4 inches of snow clinging to every crevice of every branch. It’s a lot like being in an alternate universe at this moment — that’s how unexpected this April snow-covered world is.  In the driveway, his car is covered in heavy snow. Chunks melt and slowly slide down his defrosting windshield, kerplunking on the drive way.

“I need my camera!”  I run for the office, find it, resurface and for some reason my face lifts in a widespread grin.

He glowers. “Why are you excited?” he asks, leery. “This is not good.”

“I knoooow. But…oh my gosh.”

April snow. It’s apparently a big enough deal that I’m blogging about it. And offering photo evidence, because in about 24 hours the world will be completely green again.


Twitter Bird Says.

April 7, 2010

The little guy is too cute not to listen to. Don’t you feel like you just have to click on him? Me too.

Happy Hump Day!


Breaking Up With My Gynocologist

April 1, 2010

Never wanted to see the day. But today’s it. The day I end a 6-year relationship with my favorite-so-far OB-GYN.

Guys, I get that you don’t comprehend the weight of this breaking news. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about.  But let me put this in an analogy that both sexes can understand: You may only need them a couple times a year (or less for lucky folks), but when you do, you don’t trust your plumbing to just anyone. And, let me tell you, it’s hard to find a quality plumber/gynecologist. When you find a good one, you never want to use anyone else. Am I right, girls? Read the rest of this entry »


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