Archive for June, 2012
As I plug in “39” for one of the last times on my elliptical, a tear drops on the machine. It’s a few days until my fortieth birthday, and I’m sorry, but it’s a little depressing.
I am sure my memory is getting a little foggy, but I faintly remember at my Mom’s fortieth birthday party, everyone was playing shuffleboard, had those breathing tubes in their noses, and their private nurses feeding them. Back then, forty seemed so old, and now, I am going to be fucking forty!!!
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I am experiencing something for the first time. An empty house. All of my kids are gone for the whole summer. They are away at summer camp, and for the first time in twelve years, my husband and I are alone. Just him and me. Just me and him. Just the two of us. Mano a Mano.
It’s a strange thing. We are married sixteen years, but it is harder to remember those times when it was just the two of us. I kind of feel … Continue Reading »
If you read my last blog, Loving Your Family Vacation, you know that I am in Washington DC. This picture above is from Day One. My kids feel like we tricked them and they can’t understand why they are learning about anything on their summer vacation. I sort of agree, but say, “Do you know how lucky you are to be able to experience this?” I do believe what I am saying, but I sort of don’t want to see any more that day either.
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I loved the original Griswold Family Vacation movie. I think it’s because, as a child, I identified with them so much. My dad did wear a beret when we went on a touristy European vacation, and on road trips, my parents packed a portable potty that my brother and I would use on the side of the road. I hope I was under four-years-old.
So now that I am a parent, I relish in the moments from my own family vacations. We try every summer … Continue Reading »
This is a picture of my middle son Jack. I received it via text while he was at a sleepover. I was not thrilled to say the least. I am terrified of alligators and I didn’t realize the gator was tied up. So, I thought Jack was posing with a deadly alligator.
Did I need to tell him that you shouldn’t pose with alligators? Did that need to be a talk? A parenting lesson?
A few things have happened in the past few weeks that made me remember something. … Continue Reading »
As I type this I am actually scared! I feel like she is everywhere and knows everything. I am talking about Oprah, of course. I have Sirius radio, which I purchased to get the Howard Stern Show, but from time to time I will put on Oprah Radio.
She now has radio segments called Oprah’s Lifeclass and Soul Series. Sometimes, it’s just people reading poetry really slowly. I truly believe that when you achieve such incredible success and wealth as Oprah has, you are looking for deeper meaning in everything. … Continue Reading »
We meet in dark alleys with our Starbucks. We keep our drapes drawn so that our children won’t scream when they see. We use words like “hormonal imbalance.” We cry to our dermatologists.
We are women who have facial hair. Accept us. Learn from us. Cry for us.
I am one of these women! What is happening to me? Why am I getting some blonde fuzz on my face? What did I ever do so bad to deserve this? Don’t misunderstand, I am not some freak sideshow … Continue Reading »
Visiting Los Angeles last week was amazing. I am a big fan of California and every time I visit I ask myself why I don’t live there. Mountains, beaches, perfect weather, unbelievable neighborhoods, and extremely good-looking people. I just don’t understand, why is everyone so good-looking?
I told everyone I met there that I wanted to live there. I asked them how happy they were, and they all said, “Very.” So when I spoke to my husband on the phone, I told him, let’s move here. “It’s so much … Continue Reading »
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