Monthly Archive: June 2009

My Middle Name Is Not Grace 12

My Middle Name Is Not Grace

Many moons ago, when LilZ was playing soccer (and hating every minute of it) MrZ had to have a talk with me. He informed me that he didn’t think it was a good idea that I constantly joke about LilZ inheriting his clumsiness or lack of grace from me. “He may have gotten that from you, but you might remove any possibility that he overcome that if you keep joking about it.” Something to definitely think about. Yes, his soccer playing reminded me a lot of my own as a child. Struggling to run and kick simultaneously. Yes, he sometimes...

My Father 44

My Father

This is the eulogy I read at Dad’s funeral mass. I’ve been wanting to share it with you guys for awhile, but just wasn’t ready to reread it yet. It took everything out of me to read this that sunny day in April. I even tried to back out during the mass by giving my brother the “I CAN’T DO THIS” look. When my brother and I were preparing our separate eulogies, we both knew we wanted to tell the group the man we knew. They knew my Dad as a brother, a friend, an uncle. But no one really...

The End Of Dance Week 22

The End Of Dance Week

We finished our week-long trial dance class. I’ll probably sign her up again in the Fall because the classes are only once a week and she likes the outfits, but I’m not sure if this is her thing or not. She really didn’t seem to care too much about learning the dances. More about looking at herself in the mirror while shaking her booty. She gets that from her Mom. Since I don’t remember taking any dance classes (I think I did when I was her age, although I’m sure it ended the second they realized I was born with...

Home Sweet Home 12

Home Sweet Home

I remember when MrZ told me that he was certain the house I grew up in was smaller than the 1400 sq ft apartment we were living in at the time. I thought he was joking. (I’ve never been good at spatial approximations.) He assured me he was not so I called my Dad and said, “Dad? How big is your house?” “Probably just under 1000 sq ft.” I was shocked. I mean, yeah I lived in that house my whole life, but I was shocked it was so small. Really? Are you sure? “Yes, Kim. I know how big...