Friday, January 09, 2015

How I Got To Be In The MOF Club Part One

The Mother of Five Club was actually never a goal but never not a goal.

Donny & I laughed about numbers, he said four, I said six. We compromised on five. But not by design, by life and living.

Enter child one.

We were married a year. Be a couple for a year before starting a family sounded like good advice and we found that it passed fast and we were still happy with each other and our life.

So let's take the kid plunge we reasoned. Don't worry if it takes months or even a year said the doctor when I quite the pill. And use some protection until your body has time to readjust.

Barely weeks in to commando there was just that one time when protection was too much trouble. And we found out how fertile we were.

I'm just tired and sick. You're pregnant. No over the counter tests in those days. Finally official confirmation. I got sicker. My days went like this. I woke up, threw up, went to work, came home threw up, went to bed.

I was teaching. My usual lively classroom became a tomb. I dared anyone to talk, to move from their seat, to move in their seat, to look at their neighbor. They created some great art because they had nothing else to do.

I got sicker. I lost weight. A lot. I'll put you in the hospital if you cannot keep something down warned the doctor. No hospital for me. I had a job that brought in a needed paycheck. Mashed potatoes and I became tenuous friends. Only three months I was told. Only mornings.

What fantasy were they talking about? Try day and night for six, seven months.

This child will be an only I decided. That will be just fine. Get it here safely and let it be healthy and that's it. I will not do this again. Never.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Thanks Stephen Colbert

The best show ending of all times.

Even if you never watched a single episode of the Colbert Report the ending is an immensely entertaining classic.

Then entire last show was spot on. I'm posting the last three segments here. (No way to avoid the commercial lead-ins. But in the fullness of time they will be iconic too).

If you only have time for one segment make it We'll Meet Again which you can easily watch several times to be sure and catch every little thing.

Grimmy's Goodbye

After he becomes immortal Stephen sings a sunny farewell with a LOT of former guests.

We'll Meet Again

And then a final wrap-up with Santa and others.

Sign Off - From Eternity

And so Until We Meet Again (already on a favorite playlist as only Johnny Cash can cover it) enjoy!