Wednesday, November 29, 2006


So, I am on my way to see my therapist, and I say to my husband, "Ya know, I really don't have shit to talk about.  Do you see something I don't that I should talk about?"  "You know", he answers, "Yeah, what 'the hell' are you doing with rest of your life.  What are you going to do?"  I sat silently.  I answered to him, "Ummm………..I'm  a Mom."  Then he says, "Your birthday is Friday, what do want to do?"  I answer, "I want to go out with you for dinner and drinks without the kids."  He replies, angrily, "Well, what will your kids think?  How do you think they will feel knowing you don't want to celebrate your birthday with them?"  I was angry and hurt.  I would never cut my kids out my birthday, but that could happen earlier in the day, the day before or after.

I  walk into my therapist's office, pissed off as hell.  We start with the usual, then I begin telling her about this conversation I had with my husband.  She turns her head and says, "Did you ask him why he said that?"  I said to her, "Fuck yeah! He said that I would hurt my kids if I didn't spend my whole day and night with them. My interpretation? "You suck as a mother if you don't'.  Instead of him being happy about my wanting to go out for an hour or two along was some sin."    Saying it killed me.  I cried and cried.  It's a good thing I learned not go without water-proof mascara.

Next week I go for my final test as to the size of the cervical cancer and I start chemotherapy within 5 days or full hysterectomy surgery.  Is it so selfish to want him alone?  Is it selfish to want to be alone and celebrate another year of my life?   What's a mother, wife or woman to do?

God, show me the way,.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and blessed those who you are blessed with as well as those who are deserving of your well wishes.

My folks were in town to spend the holiday with us, which was nice.  I also had my brother, his new bride and her son with us, too.  It was a wonderful day.  The following day we sat down and watched the lighting of the tree in Chicago in front of the Mayor's Center (called the Daly Center).  It's a yearly celebration that kicks of the Christmas season.  As me and my family watched the even unfold I read what the television said on the ticker; "Lighting of the Chicago Holiday Tree".  Needless to say, I blew a gasket.  I said out loud, "Excuse me? 'Holiday Tree'?  It's not a 'Holiday Tree', it's a 'Christmas Tree'!!"  What shocked me the most was that Mayor Daley must have said, "Christmas Tree" at least 15 times!  This, from a liberal, who last year would not allow a Nativity Scene?  Furthermore, this year  he is allowing the Nativity Scene along with many other references to Christianity.  I'm giving a big thumbs up for the democrats of Chicago this year.

The fight, unfortunately, is not over for many other cities and towns across America.  I truly hope that someday, this won't be an issue.  We can all find some common ground and stop all the fighting and this holy time of year.  Not only for Christians, but for Jews, Islam, and so many others.

Peace on earth!

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

'Kramer', a racist?

Having not read all the other bloggers out there who have probably already blogged about this, I'm a little freaked out at how much attention this is story is getting.  So Michael Richards lost control towards a heckler and blasted them…..and????

I'm sorry, but I don't think these two men deserve one dime of our tax dollars or judicial time to hear their case.  Does anyone not remember the old adage "sticks and stones…………."?     Talk about "Sue Happy"!!   O,kay,  so I am German and Greek, if somebody started in on Nazis or any other part of my heritage, I think I am a strong enough chick to take it.  Heck, folks it happens to as me all the time, "How can you be Greek and have green eyes and blond hair?"  Do I start screaming at them, "Don't you know that Greeks mixed with the Turks?  Don't you understand that there are Eastern Greek and  Western Greeks and we look totally different?  What the hell is the matter with you?!??!?".   No

Don't even get me started on what comments I have heard because I was born in Chicago.  "She's a gangster.  Her family is Mafia."  blah, blah, blah……!!!!

To Michael Richards: alright you went a little overboard and you need to a little damage control.  Hell, I'm sure the ACLU is going to come at you and every other soul who believes you belong in some insane asylum.  Just know from a fan, I understand that we all overreact at times and nothing will take away the laughter you brought to me and still do.  Yeah, alright, you shouldn't have said what you said and maybe some folks want more than an apology that you gave on Letterman, but I know you'll do the right thing in the end.

To all you folks who are all offended, get over it.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I posted the following last Thanksgiving and felt it a good idea to re-post it:

As Thanksgiving approaches I am reminded of something I did last year and I hope that others will consider doing this year.

I think we all should be reminded of those currently deployed who will not be at their family Thanksgiving tables. So, with that in mind, I set an empty place-setting at my Thanksgiving table. I do this in honor of all the brave men and women, as well as the families. I also put an American flag on their plate. So even if they cant be home for Thanksgiving, they are remembered and being prayed for as we say our Thanksgiving blessing.

If you are hosting a Thanksgiving celebration this year, please remember to set that empty place-setting as a reminder. Remember to give thanks to all of those serving and the sacrifices they are making. Include the families left behind that they find strength and courage and how thankful we are to them for their sacrifices, too.

It is the very least we can do, as families are gathered this Thanksgiving. After all, it is a holiday to express our gratitude and who is more deserving of gratitude than those who are putting their lives on the line every day and the families who heroically get through each day without their loved ones?

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