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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

it's been two years since we ran away from home

What I Miss

My sister wives.  My besties.  My friends.  So much.

My family.


Having a babysitter.

Having another baby.* 

Watching the babies of my friends turn into people.

Watching Barbara Walter’s 10 Most Fascinating People.

Nora Ephron.


O Magazine at a reasonable price. 

Domino.  Still.

Target.  The one on Jefferson. 

Trader Joe’s.  All of them.

Veggie sausage patties.

Saying tomato without thinking “tomayto/tomahto” in my head.

Saying I’ll be home in one to two years.

Knowing when I will be home.

Not the 405. 

Having a drive on.




My writers’ group.

Beth Stine.

New release movies.

The fall TV season.

Having Christmas in winter.

Being hot in July.

The fourth of July.


Miles, feet, and inches.

Knowing how much my children weigh when the doctor asks me.

Having my blood pressure taken when I go to the doctor.

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Crest toothpaste.

Garbage disposals.

Being one day younger.

Dr. Harry Saperstein.

The 40th birthday parties.

The life events.

The everyday moments between the parties and the events.


*My uterus put that one in.


  1. Dang, there are a lot of things y'all don't have over there--never realized it was such a big list! I'd be interested to know what fills in the gaps over there--like, what do you enjoy over there that we don't have here? Miss you, too, Crew, and wish I could see you whenever I want. Like, all the time.

  2. aww come home. your expiration date has come and gone.

    1. you know what else I miss? seeing what new clothes you buy and then wanting to buy them for myself. and you. always you.

  3. That's a long list. Isn't two years long enough??

    I miss making chicken soup, hugs and kisses, rocket ship rides to the moon, scavenger hunts, feeding ducks at the park, sleepovers, movie star kisses, the happy dance, picnic suppers, drawing a zoo on the side of the garage, play houses out of cardboard boxes, reading "No Jumping on the Bed," wagon rides around the block, birthday parties, playing on the beach, even the traffic light at the corner of Bundy and Texas, etc, etc.

    I don't miss looking for a parking place! Please come home soon. xoxo

  4. We all know you miss Claire most of all!!!!!! ~(>u<)~