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Monthly archive February, 2009

A Call For Truth (And More Sake)

I read a review of my favorite Japanese restaurant yesterday. The restaurant I go to almost every Thursday night. The one that has provided me with so much good food, so many laughs and so many sake hangovers. I wasn’t happy about the review. It wasn’t positive or negative, just neutral. Not the kind of...

98.6 Fahrenheit

This has been my 2009 so far. One broken wrist. Daughter, right hand, right-handed. Six weeks of bathing her and her long, dead animalish hair, doing her homework. One viral infection in same daughter originally diagnosed as a sinus infection leading to antibiotics and diarrhea, dark circles under her eyes, high fever. Out of school...

El Gato De Viaje

It’s quiet in my house today. I need a day like this, a Sunday like this. I’m getting laundry done, doing the dishes, trying to get rid of the Vundo virus on my laptop. Thinking about my next blog post. I’m in my workout clothes because it’s a beautiful day and I’m going to try...

A Tribute To My 1 Cup Pyrex Measuring Cup

Oh 1 cup Pyrex measuring cup, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… First thing in the morning, I use you to heat up not just one but two cups of 2% milk for the kids’ hot chocolate. The kids get up at different times so your 1 cup size is perfect....

It Must Be The Jewelry Store Ads

When I got married the first time, I wanted a nice-sized, traditional engagement ring. I picked it out myself. My husband-to-be paid for it. It was over 1.5 carats, a diamond solitaire with matching baguettes on either side. I loved it. I paired it with the plain gold wedding band that my grandmother got married...

An Early Valentine’s Day Story

I first met my second husband in the summer of 2002 when my kids were 3 and 5 years-old. My first husband and I had recently separated after 7 years of marriage. The kids and I had stopped in at my future husband’s restaurant to get a take-out lunch after picking up uniforms next door...