Tuesday, May 29, 2007 

Thank you

Thanks to all of you who thought of me and/or prayed for me today. It worked! For now. Believe it or not, I have to go back to court on June 22nd... and even that won't be the end.

Thanks again.

Friday, May 25, 2007 

I know I've asked before...

...but I'm asking again.

It should be mentioned that I am not a religious person. At all. I was made to go to church and Sunday school every week until I was 14 and given the option to opt out - which I did. I attended Lutheran school for three years, and even ended up going to a Christian university. I had an interest in and attraction to Judaism for a long time and took an "Introduction to Judaism" class. Intrigued, I took more classes, and at this point, I'm basically, a mikvah away from being a Reform Jew. I just never followed through.

All of this is to say that if any of your are the praying kind, I need your prayers now. I hate having to be so cryptic, but I can't go into detail. Suffice it to say that I will be going to court on Tuesday, and if things go poorly, it will be catastrophic for my daughter and me. Really.

If you're not a pray-er, then please just think good thoughts for me.

I'm pretty desperate right now (can you tell?) How desperate? Well, I bought some candles, incense and oil at Botanica Yoruba. Yeah, it's that serious...

Before anyone asks ('cause that's just the way my blogging buddies are!), no: there's nothing any of you can do for me at this point beyond the praying/thoughts thing. Also, keep me in mind if you find any lucky pennies or see any shooting stars. I'll take whatever I can get at this point. Seriously.

Thank you all!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007 

Holy Shit

There's been some crazy - CArazy shit going on. I haven't told anyone the whole story, only bits and pieces...

My kid and I went out with my friend (yeah, the ex-boyfriend) on Friday night. We went to a bookstore, a cafe, and an art opening at the Mission Cultural Center where we got to silkscreen posters, which was a lot of fun. On the walk there I was wearing baggy sweatpants which I love, but they were really baggy (and probably not ideal gallery wear). We stopped in at one of the myriad clothing stores on Mission St. so I could buy some cheap jeans. I looked around and honestly, I don't know what made me even think I could fit into the size I grabbed, but they were only $3.99, so I thought, "WTF?" I tried them on, and they fit. I couldn't believe it. This time last year I wore a size 16. Apparently, I am now a size 10. This was verified today by some more shopping. I tried stuff on buy didn't buy anything. I'm stunned. I haven't consciously done anything to change my eating habits. Additionally, I can't exercise with my achilles tendon AND I started taking birth control pills last September - which are notorious for making folks gain weight. I've been under a lot (and I mean a freaking lot) of stress lately. I'm sure that has something to do with it. Of course, my first thought is that I must have some disease... of course if I do, I'm kind of happy about these symptoms. Is that wrong?