September 2 09

THIS is what you get when I have worked for over an hour on something good…and then my wordpress dies even though it’s supposed to save your posts as drafts and I thought I was being smart by copying and pasting my entire post into a word document before rebooting my shitty laptop to attempt to save my writing only to have it be some sort of corrupt file upon opening:

I am feeling somewhat uninspired lately, and I’m thinking that maybe it has something to do with the fact that I am no longer working in an office

(even though, if I’m being honest, I rarely wrote about work except to bitch on twitter about the offensive smells that wafted from the 3rd floor microwave. PSA to anyone working in an office space with other office inhabitants: DO NOT, under any circumstances, warm up fish of any kind. or Indian food. and just so you know, microwave popcorn is lovely; microwave popcorn heated exactly 2 second too long is NOT so lovely and smells for the rest of the damn day. end odoriffic rant)

and my days have pretty much meshed together to become, well, THE SAME.


But, don’t think for a single second that I am not thrilled to itty bitty pieces to be doing exactly what I am doing right now. It’s a dream, really, to be able to continue doing work that I love – writing, editing, and photo researching and buying – but also be able to take the kids to school in the mornings, to get to know their friends and teachers, to be able to volunteer in the classroom (WHAT UP! You are totally looking at the new class mom for 2G!) (whatever, the person who made that decision was obviously high, but, you know, I’ll take it). To have as the great Hannah Montana puts it – the best of both worlds. To be able to run in the middle of the day (which I have done ONCE), to be able to cook dinner (which I have done TWICE) and to be able to watch the best TV lineup in the history of TV lineups – Beverly Hills, 90210 (the old school Donna Martin Graduates! one…not the NEW 90210 where everyone has an eating disorder and/or was on Degrassi), The OC, and One Tree Hill.

(also, season 1 of Mad Men, which, oh my god, I cannot even tell you how badly I want to own every single article in Betty Draper’s wardrobe. and also? I want Don Draper to do dirty, dirty things to me…and even though typically – unlike some people I know – my tastes tend to be a little more, um, pubescent and messy haired and skinny jean and sneakered, there’s just something so swell about that Don Draper…ZOMG)

but, you know, there are some exciting things that happen in my day. I mean, I spent a tremendous amount of time this week in search of lingerie.

(which, my husband takes serious issue with the lingerie and mumbles such nonsense about monkeys being able to figure out how to write out the works of Shakespeare but not being able to ever spell the word lingerie) (I don’t understand either)

You see, I am not a lingerie person, per se. Actually, I really don’t see the point of it because, well, if you are doing it right, it’s supposed to come off. and when it comes to sleeping, I am all about COMFORT – I am all about flannel pjs. But, you know, sometimes, the heart wants what the heart wants (and when I say ‘the heart’, I really mean ‘the husband’) so, I went searching in all the usual joints – La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, heck, even where in the past I had purchased a very awesome Halloween costume Britney Spears-esque school-girl outfit…but seriously…there was NOTHING. Nothing tasteful, nothing sexy…nothing at all. Victoria’s Secret has gone very, well, junior high on me. Everything is cotton and comfy. So, HELP?

AND, I did spend a good part of my day yesterday schooling my Aiming Low lovelies in Judaism 101 – which, of course, included the tale of how I almost drowned in the mikvah. (it’s a good one; I highly recommend clicking over) and then, you know, in return, they schooled me in Baptism 101, which seems kind of like a bris, only with less, you know, cutting. AND I got to learn about kids being able to choose their own names…and I decided that if there was a patron saint of coffee, doughnuts, and pop culture, THAT would totally be the name I would choose.

AND, I did sit down with Miss Isabella so she could color me a picture ofร‚ย  what she said was “half of mommy with the Jonas Brothers” AWESOME does not even begin to describe this.


  1. is that princess leia and R2?

    Comment by Giblet on September 2, 2009
  2. Awesome, INDEED.

    I LOVE it when the kids draw me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Angella on September 2, 2009
  3. That picture is awesome, although I am still reeling from the trashy schoolgirl thing…

    Comment by SciFi Dad on September 2, 2009
  4. You kind of look like one of the Veggie Tales in that photo.

    I think Bella found her calling.

    Comment by Kristabella on September 2, 2009
  5. Working from home in a real job can give you a stir crazy feeling, so it’s important to take breaks and get out of the house occasionally. Or call me sometimes and chat!

    Comment by Avitable on September 2, 2009
  6. I’ve actually been on a lingerie hunt myself lately, specifically something in the Mad Men vein of things (upcoming anniversary, I should probably be all pretty for that). I found Fredericks of Hollywood has some stuff these days that has that 50’s look that I’m hunting for– maybe you’ll have luck there? Also has some tempting items.

    Comment by El on September 2, 2009
  7. I kind of can’t wait to stay home during the day at times. Other times, I think I’ll pull my hair out.

    Comment by Kaleigha on September 2, 2009
  8. That looks suspiciously like Kevin.
    .-= fadkog´s last blog of these things is not like the other =-.

    Comment by fadkog on September 2, 2009
  9. I would look up Frederick’s of Hollywood. They have some pretty nice lingerie so I’ve heard.

    I love working from home. Sometimes I have to find excuses to go outside though lol

    Comment by Angel on September 2, 2009
  10. I too covet Betty Draper’s wardrobe. And her husband.

    Comment by ClassyFabSarah on September 2, 2009

    Also, you are too cute to be believed in that photo. I love it.

    Comment by dasbecca on September 2, 2009
  12. I am sure if you were wearing soemthing Betty Draper Like, your husband would not mind. Betty Draper Lingerie.
    .-= William´s last blog ..Kindergarten =-.

    Comment by William on September 3, 2009
  13. Some of my favorite art work is pics they’ve drawn of me. Yay – love it!
    And I must say I really like your auburn hair.

    Comment by monstergirlee on September 3, 2009
  14. I obviously need more sleep. I was reading through other people’s comments about the pictures and I somehow thought that they were talking about the wiener picture and I was like “what the heck???” So, note to self, apparently I cannot handle reading more than one post at a time or it sends my brain into overdrive. haha. Another example? Sure, sure, no problem. Someone commented about a picture looking like veggie tales and I was all like ‘what? she’s sitting in a chair with a laptop…’ and then realized that she was talking about the legless (awesome) drawing of you and she’s totally right, it is veggietalesesque. Anyways. hi!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Life Sucks =-.

    Comment by Katie on September 4, 2009
  15. Mmmm… Don Draper. Yes, my dear, another show I can totally watch with the volume off. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the picture. Awesome work, Bella!

    Comment by Nenette on September 4, 2009
  16. Jeans & lingerie are just things that this body needs to try on. That laptop looks familiar, mine’s been broken since the before the last trip.
    .-= NaomiJesson´s last blog ..I’m ALIVE! =-.

    Comment by NaomiJesson on September 5, 2009

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