Thursday--Learning to live in the moment sounds easy enough, but obsessing over the past or what the future might be creeps into our lives. Our hectic lifestyles with schedules so tight even our Blackberries can barely track us keep us perpetually in what I call the “frantic zone.” We almost feel guilty if we slow down. Recently I drove up a hill in a quiet neighborhood and immediately had a driver with one of those luxury sports cars that can’t go under 50 mph practically nudging my back bumper up the hill.
This morning my boys were watching Dora. It was an episode with Diego before he possessed enough staying power to launch his own show. As I tidied the kitchen from the breakfast muddle while Dora courageously trudged through Spooky Swamp and across Crocodile River, I pondered over the power and dominance of Dora in preschool programming. I was struck with her sheer supremacy as the forerunner to the hearts and minds of inquisitive young tots throughout North America. Her influence is immeasurable. She has been copied. She has upped her game when necessary. Kids repeat her catch phrases.
1. Become a better dresser. Be one of those women (Like Haley) who has her own sense of style and accessorizes.
2. Actually find something I want to buy at a vintage clothing shop. Why am I the only person who can never find anything second hand? Rock the vintage jewelry look, something I’ve never been able to pull off.
3. Successfully cook a homemade meal for husband that does not involve a crock-pot.
4. Find a mom friend who likes to have fun
said Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon in 30 Rock, when asked what religion she practices. Seems she’s not alone:
Even before Oprah drew throngs in Iowa, the Des Moines Register poll showed Mr. Obama leading Hillary Clinton among women for the first time (31 to 26 percent) in late November
When Gram was in her early eighties, she took to saying "If I die" quite a lot. I think she was using it for attention, but it cracked me up.
Me: "Grammie, when you say that, it sounds like you have all of these options, and haven't quite decided which one you're going to choose."
We're an eloquent bunch.
Facing Oprah and Obama, the O-O! whammy, Hillary Clinton brought her own powerhouses to Iowa yesterday, and I don't mean Bill and his charisma. She greeted crowds with her 88-year-old mother Dorothy Rodham and 27-year-old daughter Chelsea Clinton by her side. Multiple journalists, bloggers, and pundits conclude America's only female presidential candidate hoped to weaken "the Oprah effect", America's most powerful talk-show host and possible king-maker crowning Barack Obama as "the one*."
Okay, by now everyone knows about the Oprah wish list. This year, she has featured one of my favorite gift of the year - no, not the fridge - the newest CD from Josh Groban "Noel"
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