Oh to be happy, free and lonely at the same time; because it’s miserable and magical especially when you can forget about the deadlines.
A Taylor Swift fan she is absolutely not; but my darling daughter, Zoë Elizabeth, is most definitely feeling 22 today because today that is exactly what she is…she’s 22.
Happy birthday my darling girl!
Today two of my daughters demonstrated how they can be just like me or not anything at all like me.
One absolutely, positively, confidently crushed her audition for AMDA. I wasn’t in the room as she danced and was interviewed; but I did literally gasp out loud causing heads to turn when I walked into the hotel mezzanine (where people waiting to be called to audition were waiting…and their parents and grandparents were hovering) as I heard the music to her audition piece because OH MY GAWD, SHE’S AUDITIONING RIGHT NOW!!! When she came out of the room I knew she owned that audition. She really has the worst poker face.
We find out in 2-4 weeks.
And another darling daughter of mine, with no warning CUT OFF ALL OF HER HAIR!!!
Her boyfriend and her family were in absolute shock because OH MY GAWD, HER HAIR, HER GORGEOUS, GLORIOUS CURLY HAIR IS ALL GONE!!!!
Yeah, it’s only hair, it will grow back and will likely be just as glorious as it was before she shaved it all off.
I know that too well from personal experience…the scalping of long, luscious locks with no warning whatsoever to the man who loves you.
And now you know who got it from her mama…and who did not.
I can’t say it enough, I seriously have the best job in the world where I get to take take of the tiniest, but mightiest human beings ever. I also get to work with some of the best people.
Originally published March 11, 2013
Some of the most talented nurses in Modesto…
Work with me!
Not a shift goes by at my workplace where I am not in awe of something that one of my co-workers can do.We save tiny human beings all day and all night long…and we come up with great ideas and plans to decrease our CABSI rate to ZERO for days and days and weeks and weeks and months and months and now years…we rock cross-fit and running, theater and music, photography and every crafty, creative hobby under the sun…and we, well, one of us can rebuild and save a twenty-one year old beloved stuffed toy from certain destruction.
Squishy doesn’t realize just how lucky she is. Some mighty skilled hands saved her ducky-ass…literally! Sure it took some time, but this was delicate work that needed to be done…done by a very busy full-time working nurse who is also busy chasing after an adorable one year old baby boy.
She is one lucky duck!
Okay Squshy, enough with the duck-faced poses. You look ridiculous.
Yeah, even for a duck!
Thank you my dear Lisa for your time and your talent and your heart. Squishy is one lucky duck because of you but I am even luckier to count you as one of my co-workers.
In the news today, both Olympian Tom Daley and actress Maria Bello both came out…well, sort of…actually both pretty much declared that they were in love, each with someone special who just so happened to be of the same sex as they are.
And all I could think when I read the news of their revelations was “So?”. Because why is this a big deal?…Still? Talking about this with Jodie today, who happens to be a big fan of Tom Daley, I spoke it out loud. Won’t it be great if someday soon, real soon that when someone chooses to publicly declare that they are in love with someone of the same sex or the opposite sex it will be no big deal? Well, except for the fact that they are in love…they have found their soul mate…they are happy. And we will be happy for them. Because, love.
Meanwhile I am thrilled beyond thrilled for something else in the news about someone I have known since his mama and I were happily gestating together. I loved watching the amazing human that is Noah Daniel Wood grow and play and just make life so much more fun along with my Zoë, who happens to be just 3 weeks older than him. The fact that Noah’s music is just plain beautiful is no surprise to me knowing your parents. Congratulations Noah. I expect to hear much more from you.
It’s hard when one of your clowns grows up and leaves this circus life for adventures far away. But thank goodness for holidays, vacation days and driving up I-5 through the LA traffic and over the Grapevine all day and into the evening because we all got to enjoy so much of our Zoë.
Her hair…and her reaction after her sister straightened it…which lasted for a day. In Zoë’s words, she could literally feel the curls fighting to get out.
Her laughter…especially when she snorted.
And her willingness to humor me and pose for a quick head shot because I want to/need to update this slice of 90′s awesomeness.
One down, three to go…not as easy as one might imagine because…my kids.
Still so happy to have Zoë for the week. Happy to spend time with her, hear her giggles, play with her dog and watch her do her laundry. Definitely can not wait for her come back…soon, I hope…very soon.