Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Last night I was sung to with a plate of baby cupcakes and candles and able to make the best wish as I blew them out.
If you've never heard Chrissy sing "happy baby to you" you've definitely not lived.
I know I've said this before but I have to take this opportunity to talk about 2 amazing people: Chrissy and Selene.
It truly feels like I've known these gorgeous souls for centuries, when the fact is I've had them in my life for under 2 years. I feel so connected to the two of them, protective over them and madly, passionately grateful for their friendship.
Sometimes in life you are given a chance to give love to someone in need and it's appreciated. Other times you are not appreciated at all. Which, in turn, can make anyone feel weak and defeated. With these two I'm constantly feeling like any bit of love I give I immediately get back. In fact I'm constantly wishing I could give them both more. Wishing I could thank them enough and do what they do for me.
There's a lot to be said about friends that laugh when you laugh and cry when you cry - unfortunately I don't know how to express properly what this connection of emotions means to me. But I will say this as simply as possible: I am so thankful.
And I wish everyone in the world had such true, deep support - sad tears would be shed less.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thanks to Elliot for this AMAZING picture!
It's a Girl!
(NEW YORK) InStyle may have to add a new honorary name to its masthead. Samantha Mollett, the magazine's senior market editor, and her husband, Ryan Mollett, welcomed their first child on Sunday morning. Alexandra Evangeline Mollett, who will be called "Sasha," was born at 7:10 a.m. on September 27, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. "Everyone's doing great!" proud mama says.
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Monday, September 28, 2009
and you find the old pipes.
My maternity leave will be full of making such things, come to NYC and
help/join me in the creation process.
Audrey can babysit while we hammer and drill.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I pulled this article By LEONARD GREENE from the NY Post. very interesting indeed....
Despite the hustle and bustle, and all the temptations that lurk in the Naked City, New York state had one of the lowest divorce rates in the nation last year, according to new Census figures.
Only New Jersey and North Dakota had rates lower than New York state's 8.4 percent divorce rate in 2008, a number that dropped even lower in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
Even Manhattan's 10 percent divorce rate was slightly lower than the national average of 10.7 percent.
In The Bronx, 9 percent of the residents were listed as divorced.
The county with New York's highest divorce rate was Chemung, in the Finger Lakes region, with 12 percent, but the population there is only about 2,700.
None of New York's counties even came close to the rate of the new divorce capital of America -- Wayne County, Ind., at 19.2 percent.
Analysts said the nation's poor economy has put more stress on husbands and wives.
Indiana has been hit hard by the collapse of the auto and manufacturing industries, and rural Wayne County'sunemployment rate is higher than that state's average.
But divorce lawyers like Daniel Clement were at a loss to explain why New York's rate wasn't higher, given the stresses that go hand in hand with living in the Big Apple.
"I find that somewhat surprising," said Clement, who just finished his first same-sex divorce case. "Life in New York is hard. I'm not sure what to make of it."
But before righteous New Yorkers plant their moral flags in the ground, there are several things they should consider.
For one, divorces in New York are harder to get than in many other states, where no-fault laws are on the books.
New York has fewer people per capita getting married in the first place, a statistic that would naturally keep the divorce rate down.
Even the statisticians who compiled the data aren't sure what it means yet.
The divorce rate, as newly defined by the Census Bureau, is the percentage of residents above the age of 15 who say they are divorced. That includes people who have been divorced for years or people who moved to a particular location after their marriages fell apart.
Since 2008 was the first year researchers collected information this way, there is no comparative data.
"It's a different methodological approach," said Diana Elliott, a family demographer in the bureau's Fertility and Family Statistics branch. "I think we'll see things in time."
One thing that's clear is that Nevada is hard on marriages, no matter how they compile the stats.
Nevada's 14.2 percent divorce rate was the highest in the country.
Lawyers there attribute the divorce rate to a myriad of distractions, from gambling to go-go girls.
But couples in Nevada need only live there six weeks before their marriages can be dissolved.