Join me, if you will, for a trip down memory lane. Please? When my husband and I met I had a fabulous job as a fundraiser for an organization I loved. I worked, and worked, and worked some more. My accounts were sacred and I did everything humanly possible to make their dealings with me … More Charmed. I’m. Sure.
So, as you know I’ve been on this weight loss adventure. I started in June and have lost 30 of my desired 40 lbs. I feel and look great. I’ve been “forced” to buy new clothes. It’s been a fabulous transformation. You know what is not fabulous? The f-cking ten lbs that I still have … More The. Way. I. Make. Me. Feel.
So I’m in a funk. Not a serious worrisome funk, but a funk nonetheless. I know it’s the stress of transitioning jobs (even though it’s a great transition, there is still stress involved), the holidays, remodeling our bathroom, and the sadness I feel about the little girls spending this Christmas with their other family. All … More Their. Just. Deserts.
Last night I had one of those conversations you never want to have about your own child. I was out with the moms of some of my oldest little girl’s friends. After a few had left, one of them told me she had to tell me something. Insert scary music here. Last Friday, on the … More Girlfriends. Are. A. Girl’s. Best. Friend.
The first time my littlest little girl told me she loved me was about a month after I’d met the little girls. We were in Target, she was still little enough to sit in the seat at the front of the cart, and she was parked firmly in the undies and socks aisle. I was … More Past. Heaven.
When I was single I was picky. My friends, all married, would try to set me up with great guys. But, like Seinfeld, I could easily find flaws in most of the men with whom dates had been scheduled. There was the guy who liked baseball (what guy doesn’t like baseball?) which I was excited … More If. It. Ain’t. A. Hell. Yes.
So about my attitude over the past few months… One late September morning in 2008 I was golfing with my girlfriends Ess and Moe. It was a perfect fall day, breezy and warm, and we had taken the day off to golf, shop, lunch, and get pedicures. I had just gotten engaged a couple of … More Fool. Me. Twice. Shame. On. Me.
Last night the little girls and I were on our way home from the gym. There is a home in our community that has their land filled to the rims with colorful sculptures. They line the winding driveway and surround the house. Some are crazy things we aren’t sure of, others are things like peacocks … More Storybook. Sundays. And. Fairy. Tales. Forever.
Yesterday I had a bad day. In fact, I had a remarkably bad day. When I went to pick up the little girls from the bus stop I was so excited to see their little faces, to hug their little bodies, to kiss their little noses, and to rush home to begin our Monday night … More I. Wish. Them. Love.
So I have a tendency to think big. I’ve written before about my ability to come up with fabulous ideas, leap to the end of said idea, and skip the many many baby steps necessary to get there. It’s how my brain works. My husband and I can be having a casual conversation about our … More Here. And. Now.