Sunday, January 31, 2010
So here are a few of my favorite things, places, people, etc:
1. Coming up with new story ideas.
2. Finishing a book.
3. Red wine, smoked gouda cheese, and crusty sourdough bagette
4. My horses, husband, and kids and dogs and I suppose the cat. (Not necessarily in that order)
5. My big fluffy duvet cover
6. A mountain view
7. An ocean view
8. New York City (everything from the food to the shopping, the shows, the museums--LOVE it all!)
9. The coral color, super soft, fuzzy blanket, my mother-in-law Sue made for me
10. Puerto Vallarta (in specific Yelapa)
11. Jumping my horse
12. Teaching writing to kids
13. My friends
14. Cooking a good meal for my family
15. The way the air smells after it rains rain
16. Watching my dogs play. Watching my horses play. Watching my youngest play with her friends.
17. My Converse slip on tennis shoes
18. My Lucky Brand jeans with the hole above the knee
19. A good strong cup of coffee
20.A good book (particuarly ones by my friends)
21. Avon lipstick
22. Having lunch with my dad
23. Having coffee with my mom
24. My Gwen Stefani Barbie Doll (read old post in archive about my idol worship toward Gwen)
25. Tuberose, Plumeria, Evening Jasmine and Gardenia
Okay, so anyone (ANYONE) out there want to give us your favorites list??? Please do!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I'm not trying to be holy and judgmental here. I speak from experience. I am divorced and remarried. I have two sons from my first marriage and there were some ugly things that occurred in that marriage. However, the fallout of divorce can be devestating for children. I see some of the affects still today in my teenage/adult sons. I also believe though that my sons wound up better off and happier from the choices I had to make. Some not so good. Oh crap--how did I get off on my stuff?
Anyway, back to Brad and Angie. Yes--I want to see them stay together. I think they're good people who are human, which means, they have made their own mistakes. But the past is the past. And no one should judge. Instead, people should want to see others get their happy endings. I honestly don't think Jennifer Aniston is at home pining away for Brad Pitt. I just don't buy that. The chick is hot. She's having a good time. She's fine. But how are the Brangelina children if Mom and Dad go separate ways? Plus, let's face it--they are both so beautiful that I want that fairytale ending (except I wish Brad would shave that awful beard).
What say you? As if this is the stuff of the world that really matters. Well, it does matter if two humans who loved each other once go their separate ways. I think that matters a lot. It certainly doesn't matter like so many atrocities we see facing the world today. But in some little way it matters because it reminds us that we are all human.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
I love talking to my son. He's so... so.... interesting. And opinionated.
Kid: Mommy, if you could have any superpower at all, what would it be?
Me (without missing a beat): My power would be to magically clean the house. Particularly the dishes.
The kid shoots me death ray looks.
Me (scurrying to make up for this hideously stupid remark): I wish I could fly.
Kid (looking pointedly at me and speaking rather snidely): I would have the power to teleport to another dimension.
Shit. The kid totally out-cooled me and he knows it.
Next time I'll do better. I promise.