Archive for June, 2008

Beauty is Pain

Published Date: June 30th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

  You know you are in the need of some serious R & R when you look forward to your eyebrow threading appointment because you get to sit there for 10 minutes (albeit in excruciating pain) and do nothing.   I remember the first time I had my eyebrows threaded. I was twenty and in [...]

What’s Up

Published Date: June 27th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

  Today I had to give a urine sample while my 3-year old watched.   I am not used to this. I am used to squeezing in a doctor’s appointment between deadlines and meetings. I am used to walking over to my downtown doctor from my downtown job. I am used to it taking all [...]

Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Fries

Published Date: June 23rd, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

    Could it be that I actually like being a homemaker? These are the things I have found out in the past 6 weeks of being a stay-at-home mom:   1) My son can actually draw a circle, a straight line, and is interested in sitting down every morning and practicing his letters and [...]

Addicted to Love

Published Date: June 20th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

    Might as well face it, I’m addicted to love.   The love of my 3-year old son, that is.   I have had few addictions in the past. Only one and smoking cigarettes is not a glamorous addiction. I kicked it (kind of) but still feel like there are two types of people in [...]

The Zen of Power Washing

Published Date: June 16th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

  Turns out I am a do-it-yourself stay-at-home home. In the past 3 weeks, I have been to Lowe’s or Home Depot no less than seven times. G now recognizes the Home Depot sign and although I would like to think he understands that Home Depot starts with the letter “H” due to our diligent [...]

Cha Cha Shoes

Published Date: June 13th, 2008
Category: Poetry

                                      Hanging in a bag                                     on the back of my                                     bedroom door handle                                     Taunting me with your                                     peep toes and                                     shiny gold lamé straps                                       How I love you                                       For a mere                                     fourteen dollars I, too, could                                     dance like Baby in her                                     filmy, [...]

Candy Cigarettes

Published Date: June 9th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

  I was destined to be a smoker.   As a child, I would religiously make my own cigarettes. I would roll up pieces of white paper (cut exactly 5 inches long), seal them with tape, meticulously color cotton balls with a red marker and then shove them into the ends of the paper rolls. [...]

Boogies and Pee Pee

Published Date: June 6th, 2008
Category: Weekly Thought

  “Don’t put your fingers under the seat. The L train is full of boogies and pee pee.”   Not really such a complete lie.   “Full of boogies? How?”   Passengers on the red line heading north towards Howard are now, like my son, wondering how.   “Well, some people are gross and wipe [...]


Published Date: June 2nd, 2008
Category: Poetry

  It is a word that you think you will never use as a young mother   Those perfect mothers may say how irresponsible how undeserving she is to have that child how utterly lacking in respect for all that is sacred in motherhood   Yet as you lay in your bed trying to let [...]