I am not a very charitable person.
Yes, I donate money every year to various organizations. I take clothes and household items to Goodwill. And I give my kids canned foods to take to school.
But really that’s it.
Today is my birthday.
Yep, I'm 48 years old.
F@*k. That’s old.
But as my daughter told me today, “You don’t look 48. And you definitely don’t act 48.”
Thanks kid. I should have spent an extra couple of bucks on your Hanukkah present.
Every other year around this time, which would be the years that I don’t have my children with me for Thanksgiving, I go on a cruise. At first, these cruises were just me and my husband getting away for a quick jaunt over to the Bahamas. Over the past couple of years, the holiday cruise...
Thanksgiving is only two days away.
This year is my "other" year. As in I'm divorced and my kids are with their dad this year.
And sure, I'll miss them on Thursday. I'll even miss them Friday through Monday.
But that's okay.
Today is my seventh wedding anniversary.
Of my second marriage.
Which is also my last marriage.
So this past Saturday, my husband and I drove 30 minutes south to the island of Palm Beach to mark the occasion by spending a night at the beautiful Brazilian Court Hotel.
We had been to the Brazilian Court before, spending a night...
I'm always writing something in my head.
Composing a blog post. Or planning the next chapter in my yet to be started memoir. Or even a virtual to-do list.
Whether I'm waiting in line to pick up a kid.
Trying to fall back asleep in the middle of the night.
Folding my tenth load of laundry for the weekend.