Friday, August 24, 2007


I really like the woman I'm working for - well, the family I'm working for - as a nanny and today just confirmed my feelings. She's a great mom, volunteers at the kids' school, and I just learned today that she worked at Planned Parenthood. How totally awesome is that?! I am just excited.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


So lately I keep getting deja vu type feelings. Perhaps I'm repressing emotions from my childhood or something or I've BEEN repressing childhood emotions and now they're coming out, but I keep remembering high school and grade school. I mean, like I'll look out the window, see the sky a certain color and suddenly I'm waxing poetic about Kay and I playing Barbie on days like this, or reading a certain book, or just being a certain age. Or I'll feel myself wanting to sleep in on a stormy day and I'll be sad because I used to do that as a teenager and looking out my window at the rain..blah, blah, blah. I"m not explaining the surge of emotions correctly here, but hopefully I've gotten enough across to portray how weird this feels. Does everyone feel this way? I mean, I don't really feel a whole lot of "I miss that" emotions about college, or even my family and I live far away from them now? Why only grade school and high school? Why does it feel like I could wake up at any moment and be getting ready to go to band with Mr. A? Or something of that sort? Like time went too fast all of a sudden and I'm not really supposed to be grown up yet. Anyway, it's been happening more than usual, and it's making me feel very sad and a little weirded out. What the hell is wrong with me? Anyway, I wanted to post something new, and get away from the Wives topic until I've finished the there you have it. I'm neurotic or something.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Hey all you female readers, and any men who want to discuss.
I'm reading a book about wives, modern wives, past wives, etc. It's a feminist research-oriented book, I usually get one every other time I go to the book store. Anyway, the author is asserting that today, being called a wife is considered an insult. The word wife, she has researched and claims, is used to describe a passive, quiet, June Cleaver type woman, and most women, even those who are getting married or ARE married, don't want to be called a wife, the wife of, or anything similar. I haven't finished the book yet, so this is all general stuff but I just wondered what you thought. I personally, don't really want to be considered a wife, but I DO want to get married again but only for the legal advantages and for the children - legal advantages. Otherwise, despite wanting a wedding, I don't really care about getting married. Anyway, I just wanted to open up a discussion about wives, marriage, commitment, kids, family, any thoughts?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

A quote that made me nod

" Feminism is about women having intrinsic value as persons rather than contigent value as a means to an end for others: Fetuses, children, the "family," men..."
- Katha Pollitt

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

New Post

Thought I'd put up a cute pic of my kitten Sophie. She's sleeping so peacefully that it's hard to tell that normally she can be so mischievous and active.