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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

on life, loss and the joy that rules the day.


 
 
 
 
 




 
The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


Just A Mother

Saturday, January 02, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Just A Mother

Do you work?.... Am I the only one that feels like I am being held at gun point when asked this question? I am not typically a hyper sensitive type (except when it relates to Amos) and I have been known to ask this question myself. However, there must be some deep rooted paranoia in me that is stemming from my own psyche largely and maybe the few passive aggressive types that I rarely come in contact with, you know who I am talking about. Instead of saying no, quite happily, I  ..

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My Pick A Path Life

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Pick A Path Life

Don't we wish, don't we all wish sometimes that life could be predictable, planned and just follow the path we created or chose? What would that even be like? Life certainly would be easier if we got what we wanted, right? I'm not sure. I do think in the shallowness of my soul that if my life could emulate an old school "pick a path" book, things would surely be much better. Simple even. How I loved my "pick a path" books! Obviously not for the choosing portion as that is alrea ..

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Processed Food Junkies

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Processed Food Junkies

My children are processed food junkies. January is the time of year when I, like most ambitious mothers, embrace a new dawn of healthful living. Oh the struggle, for myself and particularly for my people. I have engaged in these so called “food wars” for about eight years now, trying and failing too many times to count. In seeking help, I googled this topic and found a few suggestions that seemed directed specifically at my family. I have noted the three best offerings, for bet ..

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I Ate Goldfish Every Day

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
I Ate Goldfish Every Day

I eat goldfish everyday. A celebrity, just this week, profited 19 million dollars from her tweet, "I eat bread every day". Really? I have one better than that, "I eat goldfish every day". Hello? Does anyone care? Unlike Oprah, I will not make as much as one dime for this life altering revelation. I eat bread every day? This disturbs me on so many levels. In all seriousness, are we not supposed to eat bread every day? It is doubtful I have ever gone one day, other ..

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The Bathroom

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Bathroom

I am in the bathroom. I will be the first to admit I actually do take refuge in the bathroom under the guise of actually using it. Yes, it is a good place to escape, hide, rest on a not so comfortable seat and scroll through Facebook, check my online banking or look into my suspect email to see if the Washington Post is frantically trying to get in touch with me to publish my writings. Sad but true. However, I firmly believe I should be afforded this act of freedom as part of a ..

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The Phone Call

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
The Phone Call

Please, no. It can not go unsaid any longer. What could be worse than giddy children monitoring their windows, late into the night, for snowflakes, possibly more excited than awaiting the sound of bells and reindeer hooves? No, it was not me watching the weather report, several in fact,1,823 times to earn my unofficial degree in meteorology so I could gain status amongst the other idiots at the playground. In our defense, we felt driven and brainwashed by the crazy weather peop ..

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It Must Be Monday

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
It Must Be Monday

It must be Monday. Ahhh, Monday morning. No other time presents feelings of being so inept, disorganized, behind on grocery/cleaning/laundry. Once upon a time I used the weekends to work as a frantic housemaid; I trudged off to the grocery store and purchased the requisite weekly itemsbananas, a bag of green apples, Trix yogurt, and even a bag of Doritos purchased with the thought of dispersing neatly into snack ziplock bags. Alas, it usually ended up being opened by my green e ..

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Defining Family

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Defining Family

A Brother Lost: A Sister's Journey Defining Family The Third Chapter Family. Webster's defines family as quite simply, "a group of people who are related to each other, a person's children, or a group of related people including people who lived in the past". Nice and neat by verbal parameters but so lacking when applied to real life. At least for me. My brother was obviously a member of my family but had been gone so long that living in the past just sounds too cut a ..

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Ode To The Hunting Widow

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Ode To The Hunting Widow

If you detest hunting season, then you may as well excuse yourself from this eulogy that could be shocking or just plain annoying. I adore hunting season and no, I have never even held a gun. Yes, it's that time of year again and my forty year old self cheers with sheer delight. Seriously. I am sheepish to admit that the unexpected joy is so rampant, that I feel I have to stifle my happiness so as not to hurt the departing huntsman's feelings. I hope I'm not the only one but I absol ..

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Dear Mr. President

Friday, January 01, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, I wish you had been here this morning when my oldest son cried because his sister got the cinnamon roll he wanted. I wish you could have heard him yell at his younger brother to get his own milk. I wish you could have seen his pure joy just minutes before when I whispered I had made cinnamon rolls just for him, his excitement and loving touch when he gathered his two year old brother into his arms and made sure to get the blankie that follows us everywhere.  ..

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