Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Oh To Be 12 Again...
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror.
Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday.
'I'd like to be twelve again', she replied, still looking in the mirror.
On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Alton Towers theme park.
What a day!
He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slid e, the Corkscrew, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was.
Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park.
Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.
He then took her to a Mc Donald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.
Then it was off to the cinema with popcorn, a huge Cola, and her favourite sweets...........M&M's.
What a fabulous adventure!
Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.
He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well Dear, what was it like being twelve again?'
Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. 'I meant my dress size, you retard!!!!'
The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong!!!
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Yesterday was Yom Kipper. It is the holiest day in the Jewish religion, the day of atonement. We fast the entire day and reflect on the past year. What went wrong, what can we fix and what can we accept.
Since I no longer belong to a Synagogue, I need to find creative ways to celebrate this holy day with my son. Several years ago I hit upon a walk.
My son and I walk to a local lake and then walk the path around it. It's 4 miles in total for us.
We talk. We talk about everything and most of the time I just let him talk. Sometimes I find if I just shut up and listen, he will go deeper within himself and tell me things he has been wanting me to know but didn't get out.
Yesterday, he talked the entire time. He told me about the things he had done that past year that I didn't know about (and some I did). If I didn't have grey hair (yes, I color it!) already, I would now.
He told me things he had done that I was stunned to learn. He told me about feelings he had about girls, he told me of some of his hopes and dreams. I pretty much didn't say anything, just an occasional "I see" or maybe a little question like why or when.
All I can say is wow. It's not easy being a single mom to a teenage boy but I am learning every day. I do the best I can and I love my son with all my heart. I only hope he grows into a wonderful man in spite of the terrible role model his dad is. I think one of the most important things a man can bring to the table is the ability to communicate on many levels. It's something I try and teach him every day. Seems to be working!
To all my Jewish friends I wish you a wonderful new year. To everyone, I wish health, happiness, joy and prosperity in the coming year!
Monday, September 26, 2011
It has been a sad 24 hours for me. I have lost another friend, totally senselessly!!
Over 20 years ago, my ex took me to Memphis on a surprise trip to Graceland. It was so exciting and so much fun. While there I met friends of his and we stayed with them. They were an older couple (my parents age) and their daughter came over (my age) and her children (just kids).
That one encounter, that weekend, left me with lifelong friends. I have been in touch with them ever since. I had come to know "Grandmother" and "Grandfather" very well as well as the rest of the family. They were very dear to me.
Grandfather passed away several years ago, but Grandmother kept right on going. She went to 3 weddings of grandchildren, lots of occasions (birthdays, graduations etc), she was really amazing!
At 91 she was still in great shape. Not a thing wrong with her, no physical problems, no mental dysfunction, nothing. She walked several miles every day without a care in the world. What an truly remarkable woman.
She is gone now, tragically. Disease didn't take her, a drunk driver did! She was on her morning walk, crossing the street and he just didn't stop. She lived for two days, long enough for her entire family to come and be with her but she was just to fragile to go on. So many broken bones.
When I was 16 my best friend was killed by a drunken driver. It was more than anyone can bare in a lifetime and now it has struck again.
NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO DRINK AND GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR. NO ONE!!!
Sorry for the rant, I'm hurting and upset. This didn't have to be this way. She still had good years left.
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