Category Archives: Friends

Embrace Diversity

We’re in a very difficult time now, psychically and politically. Donald Trump would pit us against each other and so many are feeding into that. That is not what America is about, but many states’ inhabitants have lost the thread, … Continue reading

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Hat tip, epicurious. I’ve known Janet and Suzanne since I was 10 years old, and we all have daughters. A couple of times a year, one of us hosts a Mother Daughter sleepover, and as many daughters as are in … Continue reading

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A new baby was held today

There is nothing like holding a new baby. Nothing. The soft skin, the sweet smell of their head, their roaming eyes that find yours, occasional smile, absolute newness. I held this one when he was days old. Weeks later, he’s … Continue reading

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Connections

Extraordinary evening. And not just because we stood in the cold for 2.5 hours in a line that wrangled around the block until I gave up and went home. I’ll get to that. But because within those 2+ hours, I … Continue reading

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Done

That’s it, I’m done, past the expiration, cooked. I’m uncomfortably big. Walking through Whole Foods parking lot and hearing a couple of Hispanic guys mutter, “Grande” is not helping. Dr. M. has “guesstimated” Arabella is eight pounds but I feel like I’m … Continue reading

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Practice

Kareen and Phillipe are bringing Melissande over on weekends so they can go out. They go to a concert, say they’ll be back around 10:30. We amuse ourselves with toys and snacks and general foolery until around 8:00, when we’re … Continue reading

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Dimensions

I start the Lupron, feel like a veteran, nothing to it, but just wait until I have to start putting 7 amps a day into my abdomen! I figure it’s only a couple of weeks of my life and I’m … Continue reading

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Old ties, new bonds

Kareen is freaking out because she’s turning 30, I tell her how lucky she is to have a husband and baby already, that she should definitely celebrate. I’m so glad to receive the invitation for dinner at Taix French restaurant … Continue reading

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