Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alcoholism and bullet points

Let me preface all of this by assuring you guys that Cory does way more than his fair share of housework and parenting. He's the one that bathes the kids every other night 99% of the time and thank god because that's probably my least favorite thing in the world to do. 

I heard an interesting story on NPR the other day while driving to one of my 2.5 jobs (I don't really count photography as a full legit job most days) that most definitely hit home.

In short? Alcoholism among women, especially mothers, is a pretty serious issue right now. The woman being interviewed discussed the stress associated with working a day job and transitioning to mom mode when she gets home. Dinner, homework, baths, laundry, dishes....
Add, as we can in so many of our lives, financial stress on top of that and pass the booze please.

Sometimes I do this thing where I jokingly tell someone something that's totally true. Like when I told friends that if we could afford it I'd drink myself into a drunken stupor every single night. "I like the way it makes me feel. It makes me all warm and tingly inside...I can finally let go and just relax."

Every night when Cory leaves for work I wish I had something to drink. If I had access to it could I just drink a glass or two of wine or would it just progress from there? I have no idea. But I do know that alcoholism is a pretty serious issue in my family so ya know..it's in my genes and all that.

It's just something I haven't been able to shake from my mind since hearing it..that story. It's like we have an epidemic of exhausted parents running in circles trying to keep everything afloat yet feel like we're drowning way too often, hence the alcohol.

The solution? I have no idea. Except socialism. I'll take socialism..redistributing the wealth and all that. And I'm only sorta joking.

Bullet points:

I'm watching "Today" and they're doing a story on items in the grocery store geared toward men. "Powerful Yogurt" with the tag line "Find your abs!" And I just wanted to say that I'm offended for you, male friends. They've said the word "manfluence" at least a dozen times and seriously why am I watching this shit?

Eisley started following me on twitter. I have no idea why and know only two things about them: I want the adorable girl's house, wardrobe and body to go with the wardrobe. And two: adorable girl sounds like the chick from Sixpence.  

I've started watching "American Horror Story Coven" and even though I'm a 33 year old woman with 3 children I'm terrified that my mother will find out and haul me off to be delivered of the evil within.

The last book in the Divergent series came out and why didn't I know that was happening??? Why is Samuel L. Jackson doing commercials for a credit card? Why won't my hair grow faster?

Kanye & Kim got engaged and my only feeling about it all is that I'm desperately hoping Kelly Oxford graces us with something brilliant to say about the issue.

I've been listening to basically nothing but Katy Perry for two days and I'm not sorry because I owe the universe nothing. And speaking of Katy Perry watching this and crying is what almost made the kids late for school this morning.

What almost made them late yesterday? Drama over pajama day and so. much. sobbing from this kid...

Life is good
Life is beautiful
Life is stressful


  1. I don't drink, but I do have a mini melt down almost every night about 9:00. I come up stairs, exhausted, and Gary is laying in bed all relax and chill. I am freaking out about the Math homework I don't understand and the laundry I have to do and the bills I have to pay online and the photos I have to edit. I am tired and stressed and I really needed to go to the market, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. Blah, blah, blah. So, I am snippy at nine. For about fifteen minutes I am positively bitchy. Gary doesn't understand. He gets mad when I am bitchy. Kaish doesn't talk to me when I am in my blue mood. Life is beautiful, but you are so right, it is positively stressful and chaotic.

    You look super in your black leggings. I hope you don't have any more melt downs at your house this week! Love, Becky

  2. Whenever I get to read your blog. I love it, like really love it. You talk about serious deep stuff. Me, I just talk about my own little life and it's ups and downs. I rarely get outside my own bubble, I'm not sure I could really handle too much more. About 5 years ago I made a resolution to NOT buy magazines like People, US and you know those types of magazines, the ones that always stopped me at the register. I just HAD to buy it. It was a weird obsession for me. What were all these famous people up to? Now that I have not bought any of those magazines for five straight years, I'm sort of in the dark. When Ellen has certain people on her show, I'm like who are they? It's weird but I love it so much more really. My grandma knows more about the world of the rich in famous more than me. My point is, I would much rather read your blog than any of those crappy magazines.

    Plus now that I'm hooked on Mad Men it makes me want to pour a hard stiff drink or something, it's crazy how good they make it look. And you know what....I'm so proud of you and your hard work, you are looking mighty fine over there, totally agreeing with Becky up there. Love your friend Tracie

  3. I love your frankness and honesty