Monday, June 8, 2009


I just got off the phone with a very good friend who noticed I was slightly stressed and agitated. (Slightly) He told me, in a very Forrest Gump-like manner, to De-Zoom. He put it to me like this, " Google-Earth." Sometimes life has you so focused on a dilemma that you just need to step back and look at the broader picture. Kind of helps clarify the situation.

In doing so, I have suddenly realized that the school year is over. My kids are growing and serene, active and actively demanding...just how kids should be. Focusing on permanence instead of accepting impermanence can just about drive you insane, so now hovering and observing.

Exciting save-the-world kind of things are happening in Italy, just the kind of stuff I love, and Jordan, as always, is my motivating factor. He took a two day holiday at my mother-in-law's house- said he needed some peace and quiet. (Funny, he should only do it more often considering when he's home there are six people running through my house at all times)When he came back last night only to leave again for another party, I swear he had grown three more inches. Yeah, he's hot.

And Sofia? Insane. She changes her clothes four times a day- always pink and fruffy, asks me five thousand questions a day and never stops singing her end of the year program songs as she's flying in and out of the house with friends.

Brie has fleas. best friend, never have and never will meet another man like him.

All in all, life is okay. Yesterday, I spent the day at the beach alone and like a dumb-ass didn't use sunscreen because I'm already tan and it was cloudy. Fried. Sun poisoning. But I had such a good time with me, myself, I and the little Chinese masseuse on the twenty minutes I've had in a long time.

Yes, life goes on in Tuscany under that sun that burned my butt. And that which does not kill me...will only help me grow.


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Loudest Mom said...

Loved this post....I like the google-earth concept, and can completely relate. Sorry about the burn- aloe??? Take care