First of all, I’m a co-author in my second of three books (so far). I’m really proud of this one. I wrote it as a bit of a tribute to my mom for Mother’s Day but I honestly didn’t imagine it would get picked for the book. I write from some raw and confusing places sometimes. It’s not always fit to be mainstream, which is why I have my own two websites for photography and writing, because I can “put it out there”, but at my leisure and pace. And control. To be in another book? An honor.
Despite the hilarious title and cover that the Amazon author page customer rep told me was incredible, my story is not funny. Although I do believe I mention farts in it, so there’s that, right? The apple doesn’t fall far in this big family.
I’m feeling a bit celebratory (or a lot) so I did send the kids to their grandparents overnight. We have some plans this weekend, which maybe I’ll talk about soon. And I want to see the new Avengers movie with Cassidy. Movies are weird. I’ve always struggled with them, even during non-anxious points of life. It’s very hard to sit still and quiet in a dark and loud room. I’ve always had problems with violence and loud noises, which may or may not stem from my father’s sudden death and the sirens and screams that accompanied it. Sometimes it may seem like I can go to the movie theater without issue, and sometimes that is true, but often I have to fight it. I want to fight it. It’s probably easier with Cassidy than with Scarlet because with her, I’m truly stuck. With him, I can get up and go to the bathroom or get a drink if I need it. I want to try.
The second thing today, is that I’m combining Finish The Sentence Friday with Ask Away Friday. I’ll answer one question today, and that’s the FTSF prompt: “Something I used to love, but now I hate is..” Hence the title of this post! It reminded me of the lovely “Somebody That I Used To Know” song, that Scarlet likes to call “Some Buddy I Used To Know” Or my favorite – “Spuddy I Used to Know.” Doesn’t that sound like a Weird Al parody waiting to be written? (if he hasn’t already?)
Something I used to love, but now hate is… shopping malls! I was born and raised in New Jersey so there isn’t a shopping mall I haven’t visited and probably enjoyed there. We have one big mall near here and it’s heinous. It’s in a city I really don’t like, but it’s more than that – the parking lot was designed more poorly than my five-year-old could have done. And it’s always crowded. I remember going to malls in New Jersey on random weekdays just to get some peace and quiet. My love for malls has been ruined! Although there is one nice one in CT that I can tolerate. What’s something you used to love, but now hate?
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