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  1. Oh. Right. It's Monday.

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    By Samantha DeRose

    What is it about Mondays that makes me forget it's Monday?  And more importantly, my blog day?

    Firstly, I want to mention that I was e-speaking to co-blogstress, Lisa Harmon and she mentioned how difficult it is to find a new blog topic every week.  I get it Lisa.  I get it.  See below.

    I wrestle with that whole notion every Monday without fail.

    One of the search results suggested to make lists.  Been there, done that.  But here's another:

    Things I've done in the last 24 hours:
    1)  Bought mom gift for 75th birthday and made (& wrapped) a handcrafted (see a few blogs ago) gift.
    1a) Ironed clothes for boys and myself for celebration.
    2)  Celebrated mom's 75th birthday with family.
    3)  Performed stand-up at Tierney's immediately following Mom's party with some really fabulous people.
    4) Tried to sleep.
    5) Couldn't sleep.
    6)  Woke for work, showered, ironed, coffeed, bolted.
    7) Worked.
    8)  Took Ethan to cello/piano lessons (and signed Ryan up for piano lessons)
    9)  Made two meatloaves (they're cooking now).
    10) Typed (typing) blog.

    Another suggestion on the list was to write a review.  Here are a few:
    1) Restaurant:  Palazzo, Montclair, NJ.  Nice, affordable (I didn't pay), some gluten free menu options.
    2)  Movie:  Gone:  Girl claims to be kidnapped, no one believes her.  Her sister goes missing, girl asks for help, cops think she's psychotic.   I'm usually good at figuring movies out before the ending, but this one threw me for a loop.  Not the best movie, not the worst for a psychological thriller.  I had nightmares.
    3)  Book(s):
    Dan Brown's Inferno, Robert Langdon can't understand how a history professor always gets into tight spots.  This time he goes through hell.  Review: Eh.
    Piper Kerman's Orange is the New Black WASP goes to prison for a year and becomes more compassionate.  Review:  Worth the read.
    Snowflower and the Secret Fan:  Chinese foot binding and BFFs.  Review:  Great

    Well, that's about it, folks.  I don't want to use up all of the suggestions for next week's blog.

    What I DO want to elaborate on are these two things:
    A)  I had a great time celebrating my beautiful mother's 75th birthday.  We had a great day honoring a smart, beautiful, kind-hearted woman.  I am truly blessed.
    B)  Though I was exhausted by the time I got there, the show at Tierney's was great.  I met new people and thoroughly enjoyed performing, watching the others perform, and the wonderfully receptive audience.  Three of my dear friends showed up as well as two former colleagues who I hadn't seen in years.

    I think the reason I couldn't sleep last night was that I was on a high from all of the goodness that surrounds me.

    Oh, and Happy real Birthday, Mom.  I love you.

  2. 2 comments:

    1. You look a lot like your mom!

    2. Anonymous said...

      Wow that sounds like a great day! I miss having my Mom right around the corner.

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