Deep Thoughts by Mod Mom

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Monday, 5 October 2009

I'm feeling all list-y and philosophical today so here goes....

1. My kids are now 11 and 7. When did that happen? I know everyone says that but really...when did they grow up? I must have been staining furniture.

2. A designer friend sent a link of a very similar owl toy box (to my Noah Owl) being sold on the Internet. I think I've realized I feel flattered. And I'm truly not feeling animosity because I was once a naive furniture builder making stuff that looked a lot like other designer's stuff just trying to make a living. And then I learned the laws of the modern furniture design world. It's not like the fashion industry or even Target where loads of knock-offs live happily ever after. You live and learn, right? And hopefully come out better for it on the other side.

3. I am a person desperate to be organized but I live in a disorganized, cluttered person's body. I do have bouts of manic organization but in between, I have Miller Dowels on my desk next to furniture polish, an old cup of tea, jewelry, and sunblock. My poor, poor husband.

4. Lastly, how can Sally Field make me cry every time she does that crying speech she does. It happened with Steel Magnolias...and again last night at the end of Brothers and Sisters. She's got mad acting skills! And she's even really good and natural in the Boniva commercial where she looks like she's living in Alaska on an incredibly high pier with a dog whilst not feeling her arthritis pain.