Nervous Knots

True Confessions and Crochet

Renovation Porn

Pookie and I watch a lot of home improvement shows. We call it “Renovation Porn.” Think about it. To paraphrase a certain dictionary definition, these programs demonstrate renovation for the … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Blogging Experience, Episode 3: Twists and Turns

The other day I started writing an essay about my obsession with crochet and it turned into a discourse on how, sometimes, love hurts. In writing this blog, things like … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Married a Very Saxy Man

In a previous post I mentioned how Pookie and I met; he and his dad were long-time members of a community jazz band when I joined as a singer. Pookie was playing … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pookie’s Pad Thai

I grew up in a beef-eating household. Charcoal grilled or oven broiled steak (always well done), chicken fried steak, pot roast, hamburgers, meat loaf, spaghetti with meat sauce…if it was … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Spell Obsession: C-R-O-C-H-E-T

My blog tagline is “True Confessions and Crochet.” Clearly I’ve covered the true confessions part. And the crochet, you ask? Ay yi yi. Back in the winter months I was … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Prepping and Apocalypse Fiction

I grew up in the Southern Baptist church. I was fed Genesis and Revelation with my breakfast cereal, so Armageddon and the Antichrist were normal topics of conversation. My point … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sing, Sing, Sing

I always knew I wanted to sing. So I sang. And sang and sang and sang. I drove my brother and sisters crazy with the singing. I got some medals … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Blogging Experience, Episode 2: When I Grow Up I Want To Be…

I’m 52 and still I struggle to finish that sentence. Once upon a time I wanted to sing for a living but I talked myself out of it. I attended … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Best Gay Boyfriend

Pookie is the love of my life and my best friend. We talk, we laugh, we cry, we cuddle, we argue, we make up. TDDUP, we say…’til death do us … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Cooking Tiny

When it comes to cooking, scale has always been a problem for me. I recall a particular dinner party, back in the early days of Pookie+Michele. Six people, including us. … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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