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Monthly archive March, 2009

Don’t It Make My Gray Hair Hazelnut

I color my own hair. I’ve been doing it for over 10 years, every 6-8 weeks. So at least 75 times. I don’t like doing it. I’m always afraid I’m going to miss a spot and someone taller than me (most of the population) will be able to see my mistake. It also makes me...

Birthday Bagel Poetry

Today is my son’s 12th birthday. Before school, we went to his favorite place for breakfast and he got his favorite bagel (toasted chocolate chip with butter). After breakfast, we had some time to spare before I had to drop him off at school. He doesn’t start until 9:30. So he suggested we take a...

Guilty Gefilte

I am Jewish. My first husband, the father of my 2 children, is Catholic. When we were dating, and talking abstractly about the future, I decided that it would be okay for our hypothetical children to be baptized and raised primarily Catholic. I knew that to say otherwise would have been a deal-breaker. And I...

From Head To Toe

I broke my toe on Tuesday, two days after I got a stomach virus of some sort with a fever and severe cramps. I didn’t eat for a few days, which means that I really felt bad. I love food, all kinds. It’s one of the main reasons I married my second husband. He owns...

Baseball=Pure Joy

My son’s baseball season started recently. So, for the last couple of weeks, we’ve been going out back and throwing the ball around almost every day. Just me and him. His sister is playing softball but she doesn’t have the same interest in it and her skill level is not as high. She’s younger. He’s...