Comfort Food

Dear Diary, Carrie was always known as the cook of the family. She loved being in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes and flavors. I loved being in the kitchen, too, but that’s because I adored eating the food. Carrie was the cook, and I was her willing, taste-testing guinea pig. Before she died, I […]

Perfect Imperfection

Katrina and Mary Claire

Since January 1st, I’ve lost ten pounds. It should be a celebration, really. Ten pounds is a dress size. It’s substantially less belly fat. It’s buttons on my jeans that don’t feel like they’re going to leave a permanent scar. It’s an accomplishment. And still, I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated that I had ten pounds to […]