January 2012

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Stepping out of our comfort zone to do something that scares us can be overwhelming. It is safe to stick with what is known; we have a routine and we can guess the outcome of our day-to-day activities as a result. Predictable is safe, but […]


Like a Crapper Gargoyle

January 17, 2012

in Guests

Peter DeWolf asked if he could visit Naked Girl in a Dress with a short fiction guest piece. I love his writing. How could I say no? Enjoy! ~~~~~~ She’s never liked this paint colour. Not when she first saw it on the card. Not when her husband wanted her to make a decision quickly, […]


But I Love Him Anyway

January 12, 2012

in Guests

The first guest writer of the New Year is Eric Storch from I Can’t Brain; I Have the Dumb. Never heard of him? If not, it is because this is his third month of blogging. He is a talented, warm, funny writer. He has the gift of storytelling. I believe there will be great things […]


Happiness is something I write about often. I have opined it is not something fleeting, but rather happiness is a state of mind. Does that mean I am never angry or unhappy? Of course not. Something I experienced a few days ago is a perfect example. As I was filling my gas tank at a […]


Embracing Dysfunction

January 9, 2012

in Life Lessons

  Last night, with my bluetooth in my ear, I was upstairs multi-tasking. Talking to The Boyfriend as he drove home from a visit to see his children, applying make-up, and flipping laundry; I was a flurry of activity as I prepared to go out for the evening. Downstairs I heard the kids laughing, while […]


Running on the National Mall one cold morning in December, The Boyfriend asked me what I wanted for Christmas. The conversation went something like this: The Boyfriend (TB): What do you want for Christmas Kelly? Me: Wow, that’s a tough question. I can’t think of anything I really want. I am grateful for all that […]