Monthly Archives: January 2012


Have you seen The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants? It’s a great premise, that these friends pass a pair of jeans among themselves for the course of their (sometimes long distance) friendship. The one who posesses them knows that they have the support, courage and love of their other friends and sometimes the pants give them the extra push to do amazing things.

The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson, has sparked another kind of circle of love, friendship, and encouragement among her readers and others that are getting on the Traveling Red Dress circuit. She posted a blog a while back about an amazing and absolutely ridiculous red dress. She had no reason for wearing it, except that it was amazing and made her feel amazing. After “wearing the hell out of it” she has passed it along to inspire other women to feel amazing, and worth it, and wonderful.
Many, many women are now telling their stories. Why they would like an experience with a fabulous “red dress”, how they are inspired to treat themselves to something that is seemingly ridiculous, but makes them feel amazing, or why they want to share their “red dresses” with other women.
I couldn’t keep my mind off the project and remembered that I had a fabulous, sparkly, amazing number hanging in my closet that no longer fits this “mom” body. I went to the Traveling Red Dress facebook page, posted a photo, and my red dress will soon be on it’s way to a complete stranger, who is very brave, very deserving, and very inspiring.

I thought that I would have some hesitation when it came time to part ways, but I can honestly say that I am so excited. If I had the resources I’d buy more dresses, just so I could share them. I am going to include a letter to the recipient and ask her to pen her story, send me a photo, and include her story and photo when she passes the dress along. I don’t know how many people may wear the dress. She may be the last,  but I hope (as The Bloggess says) it makes her “Furiously Happy”, if even for an hour,  and she “wears the hell out of it.”

Do you have a red dress? Any amazingly wonderful dresses? They don’t have to be red, just fantastic enough to make some other woman inspired, and able to see herself for the beautiful person she is. GO- check it out.


Tags: bloggy love, fabulous, big hearts


It’s a Monday!


It is wet. Like soaked-to-the-bone, this-must-be-winter-in-Atlanta wet.
Except, it’s warm, like sixties warm! Thunderstorms-expected warm.

Anyway; I learned two things this morning:

1. My child has a radar that tells her to get up and come find me 20 minutes before my alarm goes off in the morning. Apparently she is also programmed to think of some far fetched emergency (like my Cinderella DVD has two Menus and you have to press start TWO TIMES, mommy…whyyyyyy?). Then she should ask me why I’m so grumpy, and then cry and guilt-trip me when she finds out that mommy just has 20 more minutes before she has to get ready for work. “Work? Work? Mommy, please, please, please stay with me! I don’t want you to go, I’ll miss you too bad Ms. E Mommy. “

Yep. I think she will be fine since she basically thinks her sitter and I are interchangeable human life forms here only to serve her whims. (I do miss her, and wish I could stay home, but she can turn the drama on and off like a light, plus she is in a great daycare and I pick her up right after nap.)

2. I should just get UP and stay UP when little monster gets back in bed. Even though I had a tag team textathon going this morning with another blogger who needed to be up at the same time, I managed to fufill my promise to text her, follow up text her, get monster in bed, pick out clothes for myself and then…laid back down for forty five minutes! So here I am, dragging, coffee-less, and makeup-less, thinking that last little catnap did me more harm than good.