Making Lunch

February 29th, 2008

Yesterday at the breakfast table I posed this question to the kids: “How old do you think you should be to make your own lunch?”

Hands went flying into the air with reckless abandon.

Me: Ok CT, what do you think?

CT: I think you should be seven.

Me: PJ, what do you think?

PJ: I think you should be five.

Me: I think you’re both right. Do you both want to start making your own lunches from here on out?

PJ: Yes, yes, can I start today?

CT: Me too, I want to start today.

Me thinking…what the hell just happened here?  That was way too easy!

The Death Party

February 28th, 2008

A few of my girlfriend’s and I are taking our annual Girl’s Get-A-Way this weekend. I so look forward to this weekend all year long. We drive up to my friend’s cabin that is about 3 hours away and just read, talk, drink wine, play cards and try not to get lightheaded and faint from standing up to fast after sitting on the couch for too long.

One of the best parts of leaving town is seeing what Jen has planned to do with her kids the day before she leaves. You see, every time she leaves town, she makes sure everything in her life is in order and then spends one last wonderful day with her children so they would at least have one last fond memory of her if she suddenly got scrubbed off the face of the planet.

On our trip to Boston together we came up with a term for this “excersise” that she puts herself through before every trip. We fondly call it The Death Party.

She told me over coffee today that she was taking her kids skiing tomorrow. I asked her if that was all she was doing for The Death Party this trip and she said, “We’ll yeah and I don’t get as worried driving someplace as I do flying.”

And as her best friend, I did have to make it clear to her that it is MUCH MORE LIKELY that we get killed in a car accident than it would be going down in a fiery plane crash. That’s what good friends are for, right?

The Hope Revolution

February 25th, 2008

HOPE 1: to cherish a desire with anticipation2: to expect with confidence  

I really like this idea. Can you be part of the revolution?

In the pre-dawn hours

February 22nd, 2008

At 4:59 am this morning it was still dark. Adam and I were sleeping soundly in our warm, cozy, large, puffy blanket filled bed.

At 5:00 am the alarm went off and broke the silent, peaceful slumber I had going.

“Adam, Adam (with a little shake) that’s your alarm, are you going running?”

Turning over onto his stomach, while still asleep, and burying his head deeper into his pillow he said, “I know there is some kind of remote technology for this, I’m trying to figure it out.”

So I just turned off the alarm.

Pssst…I’m still alive!

February 21st, 2008

Thank you to everyone of you who emailed me wondering if I have fallen off the face of the earth. Thank goodness I haven’t and thank you so much for your concern.

It’s funny when life throws you a curve ball or two and catches you off guard. It’s funny because after the initial shock wears off, you can take stock if you choose.

Are you happy?

Should there be a significant change somewhere? If yes, what?

Do you surround yourself with people who love and support you?

Do you let those people know how much you love them?

I could go on and on.

Life is short. No one ever said it was going to be easy, right? And as my mom use to tell me, “what doesn’t kill you, will only make you stronger.”

How many of you have heard that one?

I love this

February 11th, 2008

This You Tube clip put a needed smile on my face today.