First, merci beaucoup for your words. I knew you guys would give fantastic insight, great advice, and some much-needed virtual comfort, and that's exactly what you did. How did I get so lucky? Y'all are absolutely right. My Mom, as incredible as she is, is not superhuman. She has fears and sometimes doesn't know what to say and most importantly, loves me and worries about me. We finally spoke this morning (2 days sans speaking is like a lifetime to my Mom), and although we didn't discuss our previous convo, we are moving forward. And I'm happy that we're speaking again, too... To be perfectly frank, 2 days sans speaking to my Mom can feel a bit like a lifetime to moi as well. (Shh - don't tell her!)
Second, c'est le weekend!!! Are you stoked? I'm stoked, and you wanna know why? Because I am FINALLY headed to the beach tomorrow! Augh I've been dreaming of a beach vacay for years, and since that can't happen, a beach day will more than suffice (for now... Ma Soeur and I have discussed a family vacay to Hawaii next year. YES PLEASE!!!). I plan to hit up the ah-mazing new Trader Joe's by my flat today for some yummy munchies, and tomorrow morning I'll be taking the LIRR away from this crazy city and enjoying some much-needed peace and quiet. Last weekend I bought a new suit @ Bloomies avec Ma Soeur, and I can't wait to wear it (not sure I've ever uttered those words re: a swimsuit). It's girly and retro and will go perfectly with my large floppy hat. I think I'll have to swipe on the perfect red lipstick (Brave Red by MAC) to complete the look. Beach, here I come!