Firemen are the hottest of all first responders.
If you smell gas for 4 days, you really should call the fire department and PG&E.
Just because your house didn’t blow up, doesn’t mean it couldn’t have.
An elderly dog whose foot gets painfully stuck will bite from pain, even if you are trying to extricate him and he is the nicest dog in the world.
You really don’t usually want to eat at 10pm so you can take your antibiotic. Five nights in a row.
It’s amazing how much you rely on your middle finger of your left hand, especially when it’s swollen and then bandaged up.
Preteen boys can demolish a plate of cannoli in minutes.
Red velvet cupcakes from scratch are always better than a boxed mix.
White elephant gift exchanges don’t mean what they did in our day.
That “stealing” a gigantic bottle of vodka makes for a very fine outcome to a white elephant gift exchange. Especially when it’s Kirkland brand, which is actually Grey Goose.
Some of these are actually kids I babysat & now they have their own kids who are growing up, too.
That kids grow up and have kids, and they grow up and will have kids that with any luck I”ll live to see.
And while no one’s life is perfect, including mine, I am grateful for all of the love and good cheer in my life, so let me call a few of those responsible out by name: Christian, Michele+Bon+Stef+Jen (my sisters from another mother), Marilyn, Joanne, MJR-otherwise known as AL, Helen, Riley, Lee,Soose, Jerri & Bob, Henry the Dog, Patrick, Barbara, Bernie, Ricki, Sheila, Scott, Victor & Barbara, Norm & Jane, Dina, JJ, Laura, Evalyn & Peter, Patty & Rob, Cheri, and Little He. Also those wonderful, fascinating people I’ve met online and through my blog. It’s always dangerous to call people out by name because you always forget a whole bunch, so to all of you who surround me with love and friendship–thank you!
And especially, to the very best husband a woman could hope to have. You are a rock star in every single way.