Those Injections

This afternoon Mr. G was uncharacteristically available. He piled on the doctor’s appointments and mostly ran from one to the other. So at 3pm when I had Alexander in the car we caught Mr. G on the phone and had a chat about things to pick up from the pharmacy. He’s got a little back pain (cue the flood of chiropractors and MLM mommies) and was headed to a physician who was going to give him a cortisone injection. We chatted a bit and then hung up the phone. At that …

Yesterday I Had a Haircut and It Saved Me $1,500

About a month ago I was on CNN with my as-promised curly hair. When I hit the makeup chair they just added a little definition to my curls with this tub of goo from Oribe. I ended up loving it and a quick google search told me that I could buy it at Barneys. So I did. I dutifully went to Barneys but everyone knows you can’t go to Barneys without first having lunch at Neiman’s because their popovers are the base of a perfect day. Somewhere between the basement …

Dog Blood

Earlier this summer Junior had a blood transfusion. He was bitten by a larger dog and blood was sort of spurting everywhere. We had this horrible moment where we handed him over to the vet tech who asked us some questions: If he needs blood do we have your permission to give it? We both nodded. If he crashes do you want us to resuscitate? Mr. G nodded. I shrugged. I could have gone either way with it. I don’t personally want to be resuscitated in every instance. Junior didn’t …

My Family is Weirder Than Your Family

My Mom and Doc are in New York City for her BFFs from Kindergarten’s 50th anniversary surprise party. This means that Mom and her BFF have been friends for approximately 900 years, give or take a few. In any event, My Mom’s been texting and emailing pictures of her trip as she goes. First they had a snafu with the packing. Then they arrived in the city, fortunately without the dog in the suitcase. I received an email with the subject line “NY after dark” and this photo was the …

Monday Envelope is Going to Give You a Million Dollars – or a Hundred. Same Diff, Right?

I’ve been completely ignoring my blog and focusing on everyone else’s because, well, I don’t know. Because it’s more interesting for me to work with brands and bloggers and play matchmaker. The last couple of weeks I’ve been working with Monday Envelope and the timing is perfect. It’s a website that allows team and room parents to send group alerts, manage calendars, collect money and basically get some of your life back after you’ve made the mistake of volunteering to be room mom again, thinking you have the time and …