If life's about the journey, does it matter how many bathroom breaks you take along the way?

Dear Gemini Girl in a Random World (Non) Readers,

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Why? Because I’ve been busy with more important things like child rearing, work, and trying to figure out why so many women keep falling off the back of cruise ships.

Cruise Ship

Great footwear choice for an imminent Death Plunge!

But I’m now transitioning to another life phase, and with it comes a new blog, new branding, same voice (well, same multiple Geminiesque voices) – all here to expound on life’s intricacies for anyone who’ll take a moment to listen.


Gemini Girls Still Rule

I’ve found that as the kids get older and increasingly less interested in what I have to say, I feel a growing need to talk. Due to my blossoming “irrelevant” status in their lives, I’m turning back to a wider, and hopefully more friendly, audience. Even though nothing says “love you mom” quite like being blocked on Insta, Snapchat, and every communication channel supported by Verizon, I’m not deterred. In fact, I’m even more determined to speak my truths, and as much as my offspring would like to think otherwise, I’m still the boss. Of them. I can change our Netflix password any time I want, and that, along with random car searches and putting a lock on the liquor cabinet, is the true definition of power.


Even though I’m nowhere to be found in this selfie I’m always around. Like an omnipresent Fairy God Mother capable of transferring all their hard earned cash into my “Vegas or Bust” account with the tap of my wand.

Reading Between the Pines is all about laughter, reflection, transitions, and decisions, because sometimes taking life’s shortcut when you hit a fork in the road is the quickest way to get where you want to go. Other times, you encounter a detour, and find that the longer, winding path through foreign territory puts you in a place that you might not want to visit, but that you’ve needed to end up all along.

I’m glad you’re still here and I hope you’ll settle in, fasten your seatbelt, and stick around for the ride. Whether we’re traveling down bucolic country roads or through the Taco Bell drive-thru at 1AM, I promise it’ll be a fun trip.


If you enjoyed reading this post, you might like Reading Between the Lines When Your Family Cares Enough to Send the Very Best and What Every Girl Needs to Know About Skin Care and Shaving The Fuzz Off Her Face.



31 thoughts on “From Gemini Girl to Reading Between the Pines

  1. Susan Lanam says:

    You’re baaaaackk!!
    I’m already giggling with glee!
    Love your writing my friend!
    It did earn you a national award!
    Love your honest and truthful sharing of life!

  2. Barry says:

    Yaaaaay!!! You’re back!

    1. Thank you for all your support cous!

  3. Danielle S. says:

    Have missed your wisdom, honesty and wicked sense of humor!!!!

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment Danielle!

  4. Robyn says:

    Absolutely love this!!! can’t wait for more!!

    1. Thanks Robyn! ❤️

  5. Diane Keely says:

    Can’t wait for more blogs from you!! I’m glad you are back at it !!

    1. Awww, thanks Susan. Great to be here. Love you right back and thanks for your amazing support!

    2. Thanks Diane. I appreciate you!

  6. Tracey says:

    Glad to have you back!

    1. Thanks Tracy. Miss you!

  7. Yay!! I’m glad you’re back! Looking forward to reading more.

    1. Glad to see you’re still blogging!

      1. Shay Grusd says:

        Glad your bog is back. You bring smiles to my day. Love you, proud of you!

      2. Spoken like the best MIL on the planet!

  8. Dani Heart says:

    So excited. I know how life can get in the way of writing. So happy you are writing again. 🙂

    1. So happy to see you hear and on FB Dani. It’s always great to reconnect with blogging friends!

  9. I’m looking forward to reading more and sharing a laugh or 9.

    1. Awww, thank you! Love seeing my old blogging buddies here. Hope you’re well!

  10. Suzette Brauch says:

    Great! Can’t wait to read more!

  11. Maura says:

    Funny I just fell off the back of a cruise ship last week. Happy to see you back in the saddle again Stacie. Looking forward to more laughs!

  12. Sid Dunnebacke says:

    Really bizarre – you’re one of like five of my erstwhile blogging circle who’ve returned from WordPressoblivion in the last month or so, and I’m chuffed to be seeing you all again, not least of which you. And: Hey, Stacie.

  13. SID! So nice to see you and to hear that other blogging buddies are back at it And: Hey Sid!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Love the ‘between the Pines”. Hee hee. Nice to see you on the “Scenic route” in life. Muah.

    1. Hmmm, a stranger. Or maybe not?

  15. c.ya.rita says:

    Love the ‘between the Pines” Nice to see you on the Scenic Route in life.

    1. I’ve been thinking about you, Rita. I want to connect over coffee when you have time to talk about real estate. Thanks for the follow, hope I don’t disappoint!

      1. c.ya.rita says:

        Not too strange, just a ‘rookie’.

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