'You seem lighter than other people.' That is an amazing way to describe someone, and exactly the kind of person I aspire to be. These thoughts express a lot of the feelings I've had since my divorce at age 30. I'm getting the book right away!
On "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"
Oh, oh my. I need to hug my kid. Last night I broke up with a boyfriend, this morning my grandfather died, and this was the thing that finally made me cry. So beautifully heartbreaking and honest. I'm reading it over and over again. Thanks for posting this.
@Ellie I could sort of do it as a kid, but when I started practicing yoga a few years ago I was far from being able to get my legs down. I worked on it for a few months and I can finally do it pretty comfortably after some warming up. Keep practicing-- it feels great to feel those thighs touch down for the first time!
@JustTheTips No, it's for real! I've done it in lab before and it's legit, although I really have no idea if you can cook it at home. Maybe I should have my students all try it at home for different temperatures and times and then we can bring it into the lab and analyze it. Maybe it'll become a pinterest-inspired publication and it'll help me get tenure!
I love this so much! Also, I'm gonna write the baking soda to washing soda reaction into my next freshman chemistry exam! The reaction really does work, but I'm pretty sure you have to use a really hot oven and let it bake for quite a while to fully dehydrate it. SCIENCE!
@lasso tabasco A day late, but I recommend Bomb Girls. It took a few episodes to hook me, but in the end I really liked it.
@MrsTeacherFace That is really tough, I'm sorry. Give it time. I'm still a little heartbroken, and when my ex re-married (just one year after we separated, he eloped) it was crappy and I needed my friends again for a few days.
Right now it sounds like you can, and maybe even you need to be there for both of them, and it's up to you to choose who gets preferential treatment. It's just like a breakup, but a really bad one, and a whole lot more complicated. It sounds like there aren't kids involved, which would certainly make it easier. I'm sorry for them, and for you too. You sound like a good friend!
@yeah-elle I was going to go as the Morton salt girl (because it's so easy and lazy), with my kiddo as the green Ninjago ninja (how do you make a lego costume???), but I just got invited to a really serious party that is Alice in Wonderland themed, but gory-- so the salt girl might be too precious for that.
The neapolitan ice cream is the cutest.
@MrsTeacherFace I'm divorced, and we share a lot of friends. Fortunately it's cool between us now, but it was rough for the first few months. The 'at fault' was clear enough that some friends were lost, but after some time passed and it was clear we would both come out of it alive, most people are still somehow in both our lives. It really depends on the couple. I appreciated the friends of my ex who were cool enough to talk to me and give me some comfort in the direct aftermath, and I think a few of my friends did the same for him once the dust settled.
What's the problem when she starts dating again?