Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What I Know For Sure

I am going to miss Oprah this fall.  Sure she got preachy over the years and some of her interviews were more about her than anything else; like when she would ask an uber-celebrity "can you imagine getting this kind of standing ovation everyday?"  But damn it I loved my Oprah show and loved knowing it was on everyday at 4 p.m.

Dr. Oz is taking over her time slot in my viewing area.  I like him.  Honestly, I depend on him, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN, for most of my health news.  If they tell me to vaccinate, I do it.  If they tell me to use a sinus thingy, the Neti Pot, I do it.  Yup, I am that person.

But I am uneasy about the change this fall, and I will miss Oprah.

Maybe there is more that is making me uneasy.
  • My husband added about 40 more hours a week to his job and I am uneasy about it.  How am I supposed to be everything my kids need me to be?  And get them all the places I need them to get to?  Basically alone.
  • JT, my 5-year-old, is a mess.  He needs routine, he needs everything to be the same more than your average kid.  He has trouble with his speech (which I still think is adorable) and it makes him nervous about kindergarten.  What will his little life be like next week when school starts?
  • My 9-year-old Peyton is so over-scheduled.  And I think he has the flu, because his virus just won't go away.  My mom instinct/gut feeling is all off with what to do for him.
  • Lucy is having bad dreams about sharks.
  • Financially we are not in a good place.
  • I am supposed to visit my mother again this weekend.
Okay, or maybe it is just Oprah.

In her magazine, which I subscribe to of course, Oprah has a page titled What I Know For Sure.
In honor of Miss O, here is what I know for sure:
I will miss this about summer.
Proving my southern roots, because I will so miss fresh tomatoes and delicious fried okra.

My beloved  peaches.

No news is good news.  I have taken a sabbatical from watching the news and even though I am less informed, I feel happier.

Bethenny Frankel is an f-ing genius.  SkinnyGirl Margaritas are amazing and I don't feel as guilty drinking a whole bottle alone, in one night. Okay, not so sure about no guilt about that one night, alone thing.

It is a small world, so be careful on Facebook.  Be very, very careful.  (Twitter too of course.)

TV is my best friend.  Sad, but true.  And every year, I am almost as excited about new tv shows as I am about my kids going back to school.

I have been obsessed with The Avett Brothers since my brother gave me some of their music for Christmas.  I know for sure that I love them.

We are never going to be in a financially good place and with four kids, I should just accept it.

I will never be taller, and that is alright.  Okay I might not be totally sure that is alright.

Reprint with my iphone, pic quality not so great.
When we got this family photo taken on the beach, I know for sure that I felt like a real grown up.

And I know for sure that, even though uneasy, I am very lucky girl.  Very, very lucky.


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