Sunday, October 16, 2005


Moms are great. They help you with anything. They help feed you when you are a child. They help dress you and take you to school. They see you through bad hairstyles and scary boyfriends. They send you emails like "I was in the store shopping and saw some slippers for you. They are in the mail." Mine even helps me blog.

I have not been in the mood for blogging lately for a few reasons. It bores me. Also - my life is hectic and annoying. 10-12 hour frantic days at work leaving me tired and barely able to feed myself much less recap it in a few short paragraphs.

So where have I been? What have I been doing? You know me. Sort of. Sometimes I have to hide or nest before I feel alive again. This morning I feel alive again. So what. It took a while.

Over the weekend I reached out to my mom in desperation.

K: Mom...I need some blogging ideas. Can I interview you for my blog?
M: I'd love to help honey but my basement if flooded.
K: Oh. Ok. No problem I understand.

That night I got the following email from Mom,

"Some possible blog ideas...

-weird costumes your mother made you for halloween when other kids were witches and bums

-pumpkin carving and roasting seeds

-storing out of season clothes in small nyc apartments and funny ways to "hide them"

-growing up with land phones and always wanting privacy for your calls and now only having cell phones and talking anywhere at any time

-the baking gene. you have it or you don't."

These days I am learning more and more about myself the older and wiser I get. Accepting that sometimes I have it and sometimes I don't.


At 9:52 AM, Blogger Bridget said...

Moms are strange and wonderful creatures aren't they? Yours sounds fun. Hope you find your blogging interest again soon-I have been really enjoying yours for a few months now! Take care!

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Becky said...

I can't stand it any longer... since I happened on your blog, probably from the smitten, something has been puzzling me. The first post I saw was a school yearbook shot and, having been on yearbook staff, the page haunted me like I knew those people... You talk of living in the NE but did you go to HS in a suburb of Atlanta? You can email me back if you want... Thanks! hopefully you can solve the mystery... becky at frankbecky dot com

At 5:35 PM, Blogger blackbird said...

my mom is good at cleaning out my fridge during times of great duress.

yours sounds pretty nifty.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger aaannnaaa said...

I was missing your posts... indeed, this morning i though about writing you an e.mail to "complain"... ;) welcome back!

At 9:32 PM, Blogger zinktuais said...

i missed your posts as well... but i totally can relate with the lack of ideas for blogging, and maybe that's the reason i've loved this one in particular so much. Interviewing your mom sounds great, though. i hope she'll be done with the basement soon! ;-)

At 11:55 PM, Blogger catsteevens said...

I love the idea about cell phones and land phones. Your mom's a genius :)

At 1:14 AM, Blogger Neil said...

The world wants to know: did you inherit the baking gene?

At 8:58 AM, Blogger Medjool said...

You're the best! I'm so glad to see you back. :)

At 11:55 PM, Blogger posthipchick said...

you've got it.

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Girl you have it! Just post when you feel like it. Love all your pics. on flicker!

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Floridora said...

I have been hypothosizing increasingly weird reasons for your absence as the days went by. I went on a trip and when I came back you were still gone. I checked SLOWER.NET and some one was happily posting there and my hypothoses got wilder. What a relief to learn that you were simply -, goofing off!? Enjoy! Return when the mood strikes.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Tiffanie said...

so, how do you "hide" the seasonal clothes in a NYC apartment?

At 7:41 PM, Blogger edieraye said...

My mom used to make me the coolest costumes for Halloween. What a great idea for a Halloween blog post! Tell your mom thanks for me.


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