Stress and My Love Affair with Klonopin

It’s interesting how differently stress affects people. Most people I know tell me that when they are stressed out, they take refuge in food, and of course they end up gaining weight. I am the absolute complete opposite. When I am stressed, I stop eating altogether. I eat because someone reminds me to, or I […]

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A Weekend of Sisterhood in Chicago

I just came back from Chicago – spent the weekend there with my super fabulous sister Denise. It was a good trip and rather spur of the moment (as in, less than a month’s planning). She was going and…I decided to tag along for protective purposes. I’m glad I went. For both of us. She […]

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Blood Red

I have way too much nail polish. As with most things, I don’t just get a few. I get…LOTS. I swear, I have over 100. At least. Yesterday, I painted my nails blood red. Not the bright crisp, cheerful, almost blinding red that I usually prefer, the one that I associate with my mother’s well-manicured […]

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Claude Has Weapons

Fuck it all to hell, Claude is BACK. That fucker is like a Die Hard movie…he just keeps SHOWING UP. It never ever ends. But this time….this time feels…different. Before, he used to show up and just…hang. If I went into the living room, there he was, sitting next to me on the couch, breathing […]

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Things I Learned Over the Weekend

A sick 5-year old is VERY VERY MISERABLE. A sick 5-year old often results in a sick mommy. Chuck E. Cheese sucks ass even more than I thought: their latest TV ads promote birthdays as being “funner” at Chuck E. Cheese. FUNNER? REALLY? Thank GOD I have taught my kids to hate you and your […]

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The Not-So-Sad Truth

Pudding comes up to me yesterday. “Can I have a soda?” “No.” This despite the fact that there is Fanta Orange, Dr. Pepper, Coke, Vanilla Coke, Ginger Ale, and Dr. Pepper Cherry (awesome!) staring him in the face from the fridge. I buy soda. I just very very rarely allow my kids to ingest it. […]

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Kicking and Screaming All the Way

I can’t believe summer is almost over. I SWEAR it was like, 2 DAYS ago, that I was standing outside with Punksin and her good friend from swimming, talking about camps and the tree that fell in front of our house and what do you MEAN it’s almost over? I’m not ready for it to […]

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Mixing It Up

I’m thinking that taking a Klonopin pill with a nice topped off glass of wine, rather than the advised glass of water, is not such a good idea. And yet, that’s JUST what I just did. JUST…as in a few minutes ago. Today has been a doozy and it’s probably about to get wilder or […]

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What Happens When You Wake Up Momma Bear

Punksin has been attending camp for Gifted and Talented students. (Yes, thank you very much, she IS fucking awesome.) I don’t know why I thought that somehow, because these kids would be smart and gifted and talented and in some cases, nerdy, that maybe, just maybe, they wouldn’t be ASSHOLES. Or at least if they […]

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Spoiled Rotten

My kids are, I have to say, very well-behaved. Temper tantrums do not happen in this house. They are not acceptable. Kicking and screaming and acting up, especially in public, but frankly, ANYWHERE, do not happen. Yelling at your parents? Hell no. Most of the shitty behavior you see kids on TV directing towards their […]

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