The name of this blog comes from a conversation with my husband as we looked through holiday cards in December 2008.  I wanted to have a space where I could be real in writing about my life, even when that reality is frustrating, ugly, impatient, and generally not how I want to be.  But there’s always beauty in the reality too, if I look hard enough.

M and I have been married since 2002, and we’ve been trying to conceive since August 2007.  I love cheese, wine, fruit, fiction, opera, my cats, and Spring.  I’m trying to become a more laid back, simple, low maintenance person.  My most favorite thing to do is have dinner with M in a place where we can talk, share a bottle of wine, and then not have to do the dishes.

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