Saturday, July 27, 2013

6WS

Call Me Cate at Show My Face hosts Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.
 
Woke with headache. Overloaded on thoughts.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm So Sick of Men

Just another woman, standing by her politician husband on the podium, embarrassed by the fact that he is, yet again, just another pervert. Yet still she stands there. Sigh.
 
I could be referring to a few choice women, but in this instance I'm speaking of Huma Abedin, the wife of New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. This fool has been caught, and admitted to, sexting with some little hooha while he was a Congressman a couple of years ago. He resigned, continued to sext, and is now running for mayor. I love these men who think they're entitled and can continue to get away with disrespecting their wives.
 
Of course, he's not the first and, I'm sure, won't be the last. Lest we forget Jim McGreevey who made a complete and utter fool of his wife, Dina, as she stood beside him while he announced he was, in fact, gay. They soon divorced, obviously.
 
What about the grand pooba of them all, Bill Clinton. Hillary stood by and is still wedded to this man who just couldn't keep it in his pants.
 
I don't have any doubt that the fact that a man has strong sexual urges impedes on his ability to perform his job. I do, however, have a problem with the blatant disrespect for the wives of these men and, quite honestly, the wives' willingness to show the world it's okay to be disrespected.
 
Of all the latest political scandals that have come to pass, the one woman I respect is Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of Congressman Mark Sanford. She never stood next to him on the podium when he finally admitted that his random disappearances were actually jaunts to see his Argentine mistress. Then she promptly divorced him. Good for you, Jenny Sanford!
 
I'm not sure why the wives of the others continue to stay, but I can speculate. Some would say Hillary's (and perhaps Huma's) own political aspirations required her to maintain the fa├žade of a marriage. Not sure if I buy that. Why does she need to stay married (to a cheater) in order to be successful? She was Secretary of State and will probably run for President again in 2016. Does she really need to be married to be so accomplished?
 
Maybe it's a lot simpler than all the speculation. Maybe these women are in love. Sounds sweet, but does not necessarily grant permission for these men to continue to be disrespectful. That's what gives me pause.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

6WS

Call Me Cate at Show My Face hosts Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.
 
Another Jersey day, the heatwave continues

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Finds



MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Friday Finds. What great books did you find online, in the library or at the bookstore? What did you add to your TBR list? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!



"Tampa" by Alissa Nutting
"The Lemon Orchard" by Luanne Rice
"The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty
"Memories of a Marriage" by Louis Begley

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Heat Drain

Ugh, the heat is getting to me. We're in day 4 or 5 of the heat wave here in New Jersey, and although I have a pool and air conditioning, I am still feeling spent.
 
I wake up in the morning and feel exhausted and sweaty. Sleeping on the 2nd floor doesn't help matters, especially since it's about 5-10 degrees warmer up there. Maybe a night downstairs on the couch would do the trick.
 
The kids inevitably want to hit the pool at some point during the day. Last I checked (yesterday afternoon), the pool water temperature was 88 degrees. We have a large inground pool. If the temp in the deep end is reading 88, I don't want to know what the temp in the shallow end is. Not exactly a refreshing dip in the pool either way.
 
I am thankful that our power hasn't gone out. I'm sure the electric company is generating all sorts of amazing record usage this week. I just pray they keep it coming until Saturday or Sunday when this heat will break.
 
In the meantime, I will attempt to stay cool inside by drinking a glass of iced tea and wasting the day away online.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

6WS

Call Me Cate at Show My Face hosts Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.
 
Getting my country music on lately.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Finds



MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Friday Finds. What great books did you find online, in the library or at the bookstore? What did you add to your TBR list? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!



"Astor Place Vintage" by Stephanie Lehmann
"Eleven Days" by Lea Carpenter
"The Widow Waltz" by Sally Koslow
"Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger" by Beth Harbison
"Gone" by Cathi Hanauer
"Fin & Lady" by Cathleen Schine

Saturday, July 6, 2013

6WS

Call Me Cate at Show My Face hosts Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.
 
Look out, pool. Here we come.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday Finds



MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Friday Finds. What great books did you find online, in the library or at the bookstore? What did you add to your TBR list? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!




"All the Summer Girls" by Meg Donahue
"The Last Original Wife" by Dorothea Benton Frank
"Time Flies" by Claire Cook
"Lake Como" by Anita Hughes
"Finding Colin Firth" by Mia March
"The Last Summer of the Camperdowns" by Elizabeth Kelly
"Tapestry of Fortunes" by Elizabeth Berg
"Instructions for a Heat Wave" by Maggie O'Farrell

Monday, July 1, 2013

Where Have I Been?

Apparently I haven't blogged for a whole month. Apparently being Chairperson of my son's school gift auction takes up an immense amount of time.
 
Not only haven't I been blogging, I've barely been reading any books. I'm so far behind on my reading goal, I doubt I'll have the opportunity to reach that goal.
 
The auction isn't until October, but I've been soliciting up a storm. Once the initial planning occurred and the location and theme were decided, the soliciting has taken over my life. I've already received a few decent gifts so I suppose all this work is paying off, of course not monetarily, but checking the mail for new donations each day has its own sense of fulfillment.
 
I've discovered a few things in the short time I've been handling this event. I am a control freak. I'm not good at delegating tasks. I'm not very diplomatic. My management skills could use some polishing.
 
Enough self-analysis. Time to get back to work.