April 6, 2011
My girlfriend Gracia called the other day and asked what I was doing. The question should have been what was I not doing! She's a single she who runs a high end design studio in Manhattan. I'm a working mom living on the Jersey side. So, I told her I was making dinner and getting ready for the karate, kickboxing, guitar lesson drill, with dinner staying warm until after. As she makes fun of my mommy-dom my doorbell rings, and there's Gracia with gym bag and laundry in hand. She wanted to hang and she knew if that was going to happen she needed to find her way into the fold. And she did! We chatted in the karate waiting room, and later she kick boxed with me. We grabbed coffee on our way to my daughters guitar lesson, then came home and ate the dinner I previously made and did some laundry. Whew, what a blast it was to have her along. It was totally great gal time made possible because Gracia saw what needed to happen in order to enjoy our friendship. Yes, she was the project manager of this day, and quite content to head back to her little apartment in the big city with clean clothes, a large doggie bag and no kids.
She buzz words
- Track practice
- High jump
Right now she could be
- Very challenged with her work environment
- Running around barefoot
- Cleaning windows
- Figuring out her taxes
She could be a
- IRS worker
- Tax preparer
- Volunteer tax preparer
- Company controller
"Who would ever think I would be excited about buying a water softener"
She's Shopping at a
- Gardening Supply Store
- Carpet Store
- Car Dealership
She Phone Starter
What's first on her list of things to spring clean?
"I know he's your husband, but he's still my son." - Mother-in-law
She's heard it all
Here are a few of what Reader's Digest considers to be the most irritating phrases in English. I'm sure she can add to them:
- At the end of the day
- With all due respect
- It's not rocket science
Her makeup collection needs a spring-cleaning just like her house. Here's a list of what she should keep and what she should replace:
- Mascara: should be changed every season (four months). She should take no chances with eye products; bacteria could cause an infection.
- Eyeliners: replace once a year.
- Foundation: replace once a year unless product starts to separate; then replace immediately.
- Concealer: replace once a year.
- Lipstick: replace every six months unless it's come into contact with a cold sore, then throw it and start fresh.
- Eye shadow and blush: replace once a year.
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