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Top secret

Funny, now that the blog has no visitors, less for me, I do feel undercover. There is not enough time in December to do it all. Next year I will be on top of it. I have both more time and less with...

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Putting to bed

It is about 7.30 and I am putting my babies to bed. First Clea-Noelle, then C&C. Everyone is tired from a long December week. You see, it’s Friday and everyone is sensitive and spent. Riding today....

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Lock and key

I need a lock on the door to my office. I have a lock, one that locks the door, and you can get in with a special pin that we keep somewhere in the house. But this lock has no key. I need it. You see,...

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What to watch

I am so not the go-to person re: TV. But I do — every so often — get hooked. Chiefly as a way to entertain myself while running on the treadmill when I’m not running outside. Again, a run is 6 mph or...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Tomorrow is Monday. Back to school for three days before the winter break. I will be sending the three younger ones, whose classrooms will be abstaining from any discussion of the events on Friday. The...

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More cheerful thoughts, images…

The Horse Show at Folly Farms: Sunday, December 9, 2012. Petros, Theodore, Christiane and Constantine participants. Visiting us: Yorgos Nathaniel from both Athens, Greece and sunny Florida. Christiane...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

So, I finally came up for air, in the mad dash to create Christmas, 2012 from out of the ether, or to pull it from behind my ears. Gifts: wrapped. Now Constantine says he wants an Escalade and a Chevy....

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A gift of quotes

“Joy is the best makeup.” — Anne Lamott “A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.” — Anne Lamott “If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a...

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Christmas over and out

Next year: I will shop and wrap by December 1. Next year, I will limit the gifts and not have children panting from an unwrap-athon frenzy. We will instead take time on the 25th to be with each other....

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The Good

It’s so in my nature to first get out the junk and the No’s and what I did wrong, as if clearing away the dust and dirt, to then see what I did right. Or what was still so okay about Christmas 2012....

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A new year — January

Happy New Year, 2013. I am now immersed on a new kick. Cheryl Richardson and her writings on making time for our own lives, and along the lines of my go to spiritual trainer (as my friend Carrie would...

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Memories, without Barbra Streisand or Cats

So, it’s been a while and I do need to get a few things down, for the sake of ye kids, for the sake of de-cluttering my notes re: possible posts. 1. Last night I saw (against my will or better judgment...

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New leaf

There are no leaves on the trees outside. Just snow, though it’s been near 50 degrees outside of late. Our warmest January yet. I am in the process of categorizing the posts, thus going back over them...

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Cheryl Richardson’s Little Things: In pursuit of pleasure

This hit home to me when I read it in my inbox yesterday: Written by Cheryl Richardson. Topic of the Week – Little Things I’ve been working on my next book, a memoir about the perils and pleasures of...

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Let me disappoint you

From the book The Art of Extreme Self-Care by Cheryl Richardson: Let Me Disappoint You I hate being disappointed.  There’s nothing worse than getting your hopes up only to have them squelched when...

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Dear Abby and Ann Landers

Pauline Friedman Phillips died this week. She was 94 and known to the world as the advice columnist Dear Abby. Her twin sister Esther, or Eppie, was known as Ann Landers, and also an esteemed...

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January mini check in

So, it’s cold. January and 4 degrees this morning. Trying to be more at ease, relaxed as I face and move through the day. Some things I am liking right now: Live with Kelly and Michael (still!), Girls...

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12 Ways to love yourself by Louise L. Hay

Written by Louise L. Hay: I HAVE FOUND THAT THERE IS only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their...

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Really enjoying…

Mondays with Marlo on my iPad at night, right before I go to sleep. Have watched her interview Kelly Ripa (three separate times!) Cindy Crawford, who knows everything about beauty. Bobbi Brown, makeup...

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Watch…

On Mondays with Marlo, Marlo Thomas speaks with Arianna Huffington. This along with so many of her interviews are informative, fun, inspiring. They just make you feel good, actually. I also like her...

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