Monthly Archives: September 2011

Telenovela Lives.

There are some people who live their lives as though they’re starring in their own telenovela.  For the uninitiated, a telenovela is a tv soap opera usually known for outrageously dramatic storylines and BIG performances (I’d say stage chewing and hammy, but you never know whose auntie might be in one).  The thing is, if you’re going to live your life like that?  It gives me license to watch.  And review. I have a running list of characters I interact […]

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CONTEST ALERT!! – Coffee-mate Natural Bliss

The folks over at Coffee-mate have a new product, Natural Bliss, that they THINK is for coffee and tea, but I am going to let you in on a little secret – you can use the stuff to make really simple, rockin’ desserts.  Some of us didn’t grow up makin’ and bakin’ (the official motto in my childhood kitchen was, “No good ever came from baking!”) – but this can help a girl look more like June Cleaver than Lucille […]

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We are family, Sort of.

Family.   “The importance of family history.”  I’ve noticed that physicians love to throw that phrase around, as do people who HAVE a family history.  The doctor’s office will hand you pages and pages of documents to fill out, front and back, where you are asked to identify which immediate family members have/had certain diseases or deficiencies and   your medical condition is then judged by this.  Turns out, far-flung relations can also be brought up when an opinion is being […]

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The Simon Cowell of Mothers.

I am … the Simon Cowell of Mothers.  Oh, it’s not a name that I came up with, but the nickname my daughter bestowed upon me when she was about 12 years old.  It turns out that it was, and this may surprise you, a compliment.  Sort of.   See, I was NOT the mommy who stood in the back of the classroom glowing with pride at the kindergarten autumn presentation where the little darlings reenacted a Thanksgiving feast made […]

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Regrets, I’ve had a few. But not love.

In my emailbox today I received the gift of these words: “Never regret love. No matter how blind, it improved your world view. No matter how foolish, it made you wiser. And no matter how generous, it made you more.” It was a rather nice coda to a comment made by my ex-spouse a few days ago, when he said to me: “You made two mistakes in your life, each time you said ‘I do.’” A very low, and unnecessary, […]

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Regrets, I’ve had a few. But not love.

  In my emailbox today I received the gift of these words: “Never regret love. No matter how blind, it improved your world view. No matter how foolish, it made you wiser. And no matter how generous, it made you more.”  It was a rather nice coda to a comment made by my ex-spouse a few days ago, when he said to me: “You made two mistakes in your life, each time you said ‘I do.’”   A very low, […]

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