Being in midlife and caring for aging parents can be a circus. Or maybe a merry-go-round that's not always merry?Mom is 81, and Dad is 86. They live about 10 minutes away, in their own home. Steadfast Hubbie, my stalwart brother John, and I try to make life a little easier for them, but sometimes that works out better than others....more
There have been nights when my poor husband Danny has come home from work and found me in the same position as when he left; still stooped over my keyboard. After promising to finish in a few more minutes, I have often typed for another hour. Giving up on being served a home cooked meal, he sauntered across the kitchen and opened the empty refrigerator. “Were you planning on eating tonight?” he asked politely while staring at the empty shelves....more
“Uno, due, cha-cha-cha!” she shouted. “Sinistra! Destra! Cha-cha-cha!”
Hubby and I struggled to keep up. We could hardly see the petite woman at the front of the crowd. Thank goodness she had a microphone. Too bad we don’t speak Italian.
“Uno, due, girarsi!” I heard through the music. Luckily I saw her hand/arm motion, spinning above her head....more
I haven't been very good about going to my OB since my son was born. I even lost his number. So I Googled him and I found out he now sells sex toys out of his office: things like vibrators, cock rings and… butt plugs. Oh my gosh. Should I find a new OB/GYN or is this kind of thing okay?
When you come visit my house, you may be shocked to see People magazine on the coffee table.You may think “But Melanie is a certified egghead-intellectual. I expected to see first editions of Proust, Tolstoy and Hemingway. How can it be that a woman of such high intelligence reads low-brow People magazine?” I know, right?...more
Me: What are you doing?Alex: Ironing my jeans.:::Blank stare:::Alex: I didn’t dry them. They’re wrinkly. :::Blank stare:::(Insert awkward silence as I watch Alex actually iron his jeans. Like, for real.)Me: Why would you ever do something like that? I don’t understand.Alex: I know.Me: That’s not something I would ever do.Alex: I know. I love you anyway....more