I’m not a giver, so I try not to take

I don’t ask for help. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I will, if desperate and can figure out no other solution, ask for help. But only if at proverbial gunpoint. Otherwise, I will figure out how to do things myself. Somehow, I was taught that asking for help was wrong, was weak, was taking. And…

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She’s as crafty as the rest of us

Today, I bribed Maura into taking a shower by promising Starbuck’s. She prefers baths over showers, but I didn’t want to devote our whole morning into luring her out of said bath tub, so bribery it is. Okay, selfish bribery because I like Starbuck’s too. So we get all cleaned and groomed and brush our…

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