Peggy Sharp is not completely fine.

A friend recently recommended a new book to me, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Have any of you read it? It was one of the several books I bought at Powell’s that day in Portland. I haven’t actually read it yet, and maybe I should wait to write a post about it, but whatever. What I do know of it reminds me of something I read in Glennon Doyle’s Carry On, Warrior (currently reading). Glennon laments how often we answer the question, “How are you?” with “I’m fine.” She decided to go up to a fellow mommy acquaintance at a…

Lessons from Portlandia.

Last weekend was my favorite weekend of the year. My kickball team plays in the annual Red Rubber Showdown, a kickball tournament hosted by Underdog Sports Leagues, in Portland, OR. We make a whole thing of it – driving down on Thursday, spending the day together on Friday, the tournament on Saturday, then heading back to Seattle on Sunday. We rent an AirBNB for extra special team bonding. While it’s my favorite weekend of the year, it’s also terrifying to Ana: All the social time I will spend trying to feel like I’m not dying on the inside, fearing that…I’m-not-cool-enough,…