Thursday, November 30, 2006

Random quiz time

Okay - question of the week.

For those of you without kids, do you want kids?

For those parents who read these ramblings....were you ready to have kids when you did?

No, I'm not in a family way or anything like that. Just a random question inspired by the whole family time of year

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Gobble Gobble

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and that the travel to and from home wasn't too daunting. Most of all, I hope you had the chance to indulge your family traditions.

In my house, we really don't have a traditional Thanksgiving. We opt for Black Friday instead. Some years I cook, some years Mom does, some years we eat out. Some years we go to the mountains, some years we go to the beach, some years we don't travel at all, but the pattern remains the same: every year Mom flips through the ads and lays out the game plan Thursday night. Friday morning she bribes me with a cup of coffee when she comes to wake me at 4 am (after I've already reached over and turned off the alarm clock totally) and we're on the road.

We stop for a second cup of coffee at the mall about two hours into the excursion. This after she's purchased some Doorbuster or Early Bird special for Dad and my grandparents. This is also about when my brain starts to function. We hit the other stores in the mall with specials, then we start driving to the outlying towns. A boutique in this burb, a depot in that downtown...all to get ideas for what I want for Christmas before I leave to return to my house and they go back home, or return to life as normal.

Ah, the comfort of tradition.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Or...maybe not

Okay, maybe you don't miss me. Who knows. Anyway, a friend of mine said something today that made quite an impression..

We live each other's lives pretty easily.

Hard to explain why this hit me like it did - except that we are two very similar people. In fact, our personalities may as well have been cut from the same cloth, our situations only differ by one choice, one that was made for me. We both see things from the outside that need changing in the other's life, and both can't seem to take the steps to start the changes in our own.

We live each other's lives pretty easily...

What's left unsaid, is how we live our own. Makes me wonder.

Monday, November 20, 2006

They miss me!

Wow - you guys really do miss me!

I'm sorry to have been gone so long....quite a few things piling up in life that needed addressing and many that still do. but since two of you have written me in the last 24 hours looking for me, I promise I'll try to do better this time.

So we begin with a heavy hitter - questions with no answers that have occurred to me in the last 24 hours.

Where has human kindness gone?

Why did the chicken cross the road, anyway?

Who is John Galt?

Why is it the ones you love are never the ones you're with?

And the question that occurred to me this evening - Do you ever look in the mirror and feel that you know the person staring back? That he or she is someone your age...your experience...your life? Or is there always that slight disconnect between who you feel you are and who you feel is looking back at you?

Yep - I'm back! Talk amongst yourselves..time to go get a glass of wine and read my book.