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I’m Baaaaack…

12-19-2009 165

Smile For The Camera

I have been gone, in more ways than one in the last month. Where to start…I really don’t know. All I know is that I am back. My computer took a big crap, right along with the puppy and the baby, and I have been out of commission waaay too long. I tried reasoning with the computer, I put my computer on a “time out”, I tried to ignore the problems my computer was having, I even tried bribing my computer with expensive software all to no avail. I didn’t want to admit that I had to figure out how to send my computer back to HP, I didn’t want to be without my computer, I DIDN’T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT!!!

I buried my head in the sand and just ignored it, hoping like my mommy belly tire, that the computer problems would just magically go away. My belly is still here and until last week so was my computer. In the meantime I slipped farther and farther away from my writing. I didn’t feel like sharing, I didn’t feel the least bit amusing or even mildly witty, and I couldn’t think of anything to say even though plenty was a happenin’. For instance, we got a poop factory of a puppy, Benny. That right there could fill a months worth of blog entires. The daily “guess where the dog pooped now posts, would of kept me laughing for weeks. also celebrated it’s first anniversary, Thanksgiving came with it’s hilarity, and now we are heading into Christmas and like any blended family, there are funny lumps in the batter that are blog worthy.

I just sat and quietly stewed in my unfunny soup all by myself, frustrated and in denial. Finally I relented, and GASP asked for help. My stepson Harrison helped me navigate HP rather seamlessy and Justin, a faboo of a computer technician, has mended all the gaps in the computer, backed everything up, and with a reassuring “you can do it” put me right back in the computer world and blog a way I go.

SOOOO, It’s is Christmas and the triple F’s (forced family functions) are in full bloom. I love it though. I love the holidays and all their madness. I love the lights and that people make extra efforts to make it all pretty. Reilly and I put up lights on the outside of the house (in the rain) and no one cried or had to go to the hospital, we got a Christmas tree and again, no one cried or had to go to the hospital, and I am braving the stores and so far have not cried or sent someone to the hospital. I will be catching up on all the missed Ravazzolo activities.

MUCH LOVE and appreciation from me as we navigate our way to 2010.


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Thank You Jean

My friend just died.   She was 82 and she was everybody’s friend, or I should say everybody wanted to be her friend.

Jean Runyon.

She was powerful woman with a resume and charm that was envied.  Accomplished actress, founder of powerful public relations firm, philanthropist, woman of the year, woman on the decade, … and the list goes on.

Jean was intelligent, lovable, shrewd, calculating, successful, funny, and deadly serious.  Behind her Carol Channing funny lady with a brain that could stop you in your tracks.

I had the privilege to know Jean in the final years of her life. She adored my husband and through Ettore and our good friend Eric, I got to know Jean in the last years of her life.

Despite being in her 80′s, Jean came to see my in the play The Vagina Monologues.  She didn’t mind the sirens outside the theater, the dingy seating, or my bad New Jersey accent.  She clapped the loudest and took me for champagne afterwords, praising everything about my performance.  Jean was always encouraging me to continue in the arts and was delighted when I started this blog.  Every time I went to see her in the hospital she asked how my website was going. 

 About 6 months when I went to visit Jean I asked her a piece of advice.   I had contacted a cosmetics company that I liked in New York called ELF Cosmetics inquiring if they could use a mommy perspective on their cosmetics blog.  ELF wrote back and said they were interested in my writing and they wanted my best writing sample.  Here was my dilemma, my best writing sample happened to be about my vagina and post-birth vagina surgery.  Doesn’t exactly make you want to jump up and buy lipstick.

I went to Jean with advice about my dilemma.  Send a cosmetics company a writing sample about my “down there parts” or send them something less risque and watered down?

Jean then gave me the best piece of advice ever.

She said, “Never live in fear.  Go big.  Never compromise your voice…AND IF THEY DON’T LIKE YOUR VAGINA…THEN SCREW THEM!  You don’t want to write for the anyway!”

I went home and I folled Jean’s advice.  I sent a ELF my funny story about my beat-up, tore up from the floor up, sewed up vagina….AND THEY LOVED IT!

That post got the ball rolling.  In addition to writing for ELF cosmetics I also write for, and…and more to come.  My site continues to grow and I will always remember the words of advice Jean gave me and I took to heart.   Every woman and man should take to heart…be true to you.

THANK YOU JEAN RUNYON, for believing in me, my vagina, my voice.

I’ll never forget you.


Quiet Time

Lucas and Ettore

Ettore just got these wireless headphones for when he watches television.  He lovingly told me that the headphones would benefit the FAMILY because this way we won’t be disturbed by the television.

I actually think they benefit ETTORE so he won’t be disturbed by the family when he is watching television. 

I swear I am going to catch him wearing those and the T.V. won’t even be on.  Ettore probably stole those headphones off a guy directing planes in at the airport. 

Yes, we are that loud.

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