Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
it's memorial day weekend---the kick-off to guacamole & chips, everything grilled and the ubiquitous cocktail party.
we spent the weekend at my husband's 25th college reunion so as you can imagine we've hit the season running.
here's to a great summer.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
every woman i know has a book club story.
either they're currently in a book club and they love it.
or they were once part of a book club and invariably there's was a woman who dominated the conversation and drove everyone nuts.
i'm a book club drop-out...more times than i care to count.
i never seemed to be able to finish the book in time.
so now i've got my own book club.
here's how it works:
i read a book. call a friend after and say, 'hey, i just finished a great/crappy book'.
that's my book club.
lame, i know.
but it works.
Monday, May 24, 2010
this morning, my daughter and i decided there was much wisdom to be gotten from spin class.
just the other day, as we were both sweating more than any human can sweat, our spin teacher encouraged us to ask ourselves
why we were in this class. and she promised that when we figured that out we'd have the strength to turn up our resistance making the class even harder.
after class, once my daughter and i could breathe again, we talked about this.
lately she's been feeling the stress of most nyc high school kids.
so i asked her: why.
why was she working so hard in school?
why was it so important to do well?
it was amazing where this conversation went.
and it made me realize how important it is every now and then to ask ourselves why.
sort of makes everything else a little easier.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
before people wished each other namaste
or take care
or be well
there was this yiddish greeting.
i sort of like zie ga zink better.
it just rolls off your tongue---ha.
i have no idea how to properly pronounce this greeting.
but does it matter?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
i grew up in a yiddish speaking home.
at least it was yiddish speaking when my parents didn't want me to know what they were talking about.
there are some yiddish words that are just really great.
in just a couple of syllables, you can be so emotive.
oy vey is one of them.
oy vey is a tragedy.
it's oh shit to the nth degree.
there are some other great yiddish words.
but until i learn the correct spelling...
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
i am taking a break from blogging today to celebrate my daughters' 16th birthday.
god, it's gone by fast.
if i could just slow things down a bit...keep them at home for just a beat longer...
well, that's not happening and nor should it.
happy birthday, girls.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
geez, these cards are really hard to write.
now, i know why most of the cards in the 'between friends' section are so schmaltzy.
it's really easy to fall into bad lines about diets, husbands and hormone therapy.
truth is most women don't spend an abundance of time talking about this stuff.