Friday, January 25, 2013

I Am

I am Emily. I am a wife. I am a mother.
I am a daughter.
I am a sister.

I am a lover, not a fighter.
I am a smoker, a toker, not a midnight joker.

I am not ashamed of anything I have done. I am not embarrassed.

I am writing these things down to clear my mind, not to entertain you, though hopefully these ramblings will entertain you.

I am feeling nauseous, so I am going to drink another cup of coffee.

I am remembering the last time I made a list like this I was 22 and working at a BBQ restaurant...oh that BBQ restaurant. "I can't name the spot/They don't merit the promotion."

Thursday, January 24, 2013

16 weeks & 6 days

It is a beautifully rainy day in Los Angeles today. I woke up several times in the dead of night to listen to the water come down.

These days are few and far between, and though most Angelenos would prefer the sunshine over the rain, I've come to love the cleansing. That and it reminds me of spring in Minnesota.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


These past few days have been really exceptional:

Friday: My best friend came to town.
Saturday: Adult Birthday Party, complete with mexican food and drag queens
Sunday: Beach Day!
Monday: My dirty 30th birthday, including psychic reading, psychiatrist appointment and cake & ice cream with the kids and Marie.

I really couldn't have asked for a better birthday weekend. I just want to thank everyone who came out to Marix & Hamburger Mary's on Saturday, plus all of the love and well wishes y'all have shown me on Facebook/cell phone messages.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

On the eve of 30

Here I sit on the eve of 30. It is 10:17pm and I am about 4 minutes away from falling asleep in my chair.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thanks Mark!

Since about Thanksgiving, Mark has been working two jobs. Not because we are up the proverbial Shit Creek, but because he is fucking awesome at what he does. This means he usually wakes up around 6:00am and doesn't get home until 10:00pm on a good night...and even those were few and far between. I've learned not to complain though, because when it comes to the entertainment industry, work is fickle. It is either feast or famine. We've experienced famine, so we welcome the feast.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Detox Bath

So for the past week or so, everyone in my household has had a cold. Sniffles, coughing, fevers, chills, etc. I was doing fine up until Saturday when I started to feel achey and sniffley.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you all survived and followed my tips.

My NYE was just like any other night: I got the kids off to bed, brushed my teeth and then jumped under the covers myself. It think it was around 8:30. The only difference about last night was is that my entire neighborhood, it would seem, launched huge fireworks at midnight, so big that they made the windows rattle and Robert woke up.

So what are you resolving to do different this year? I haven't really given resolutions for myself much time of day. I have however been thinking about what my family should try to improve.