TESTING 1…2…365: Fake Tattoo on my Forehead 

TESTING 1…2…365: Salt as a Coffee Perker

Virgin365: day three hundred and forty-nine…Indoor Snowball Fight!!

Virgin365: day one hundred and seventy-nine…Frozen Seltzer Explosion

Virgin365: day one hundred and seventy-seven…Sugar Cube Test

Operation 365 Poem: day 244…Mother and An Ode from P

Mother and An Ode from P

I am a mother
Not only a mother
But to a one year old

Very odd
Very strange
That I’m a mother
For eternity

My little boy
Turned one
At 9.33am
On the dot

Happy times
As I look over
At him sleeping
In his cot

I can’t believe
He’s mine to keep
And ever

Daunting really
Denial right?
Will I get it…?
Methinks. Never

But many peeps
Wrote to you
To show their love

Happy birthday
My darling angel
My little winged
Beautiful dove

An ode to you
See above
(Or below)
(Mummy drinking??? NO!!)

Here is a birthday poem to my little prince
You are as cute as a peach or a plum or a quince
What a joyous occasion to be celebrating your first year
I wish I could join you in person, my dear
Your mom and dad are great at throwing parties– I know this first hand
With their jokes and their drinks, the room they command

You arrived to the world in the most dramatic of fashions
Like your mother, of course, who is full of vigor and passion
Your dad, most laid back, is your mom’s perfect foil
And you, their firstborn, are the rain to their soil

I can’t wait to hang when you’re back in the city
We’ll dance and we’ll bounce and I’ll sing you a ditty
Perhaps a song about lambs or stars that will twinkle
Let’s hang out ’til you’ve grown, ’til I’m covered in wrinkles

I also can’t wait to see what you’ll make of this world
I’m here for guidance and laughter and advice about girls
I love all the love you’ve brought to us all
When you’re older, we’ll dance on the Rendez Vous wall
By then you’ll be too cool for your old aunt Miss P
If you need to run away, you’ll always have a house to flee
In Brooklyn, not Greece, which ain’t far from Queens
On the G train and E train, the land of hipsters and dreams

Stick with me kid, I’ll show you all the life hacks
And how to play tavli and Twister and ‘Nanas and jacks
You’re already a jetsetter with passports near and far
By now you’ve traveled by plane, by boat, and by car

I’m still sad that I missed the day you were born
33 hours and 1 year later, our lives you adorn
It’s been a treat to see you grow from a peanut to boy
Larry Byrd, little bird, you have brought your (American) godmother much joy

I love you. Happy happy, Alexaki. Love Paloma xxx

365 ONE: day 257…Baby Brain

Day 257: September 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ironic” by Alanis Morrisette

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Graduation”

Anything to Note =

I saw some of my good boarding school friends last night – they came over to say hello as it’s been ages for some of them – and for them all to meet Stuart as its crazy that they hadn’t yet!

So Stuart got a group of four girls, and me, all to himself haha!

Well actually it was five girls and a football game on in the background 🙂 We forced him to turn it on as he was being kind and a true gentleman but his team was playing and I felt bad that maybe the five of us reminiscing about school days and such would make him feel left out or lost or perhaps a little like WTF…so I encouraged him to watch and listen to us/join in at the same time 🙂

It was funny though to hear my friends speak about Wycombe Abbey, our boarding school, as I realized that I did not remember half of the things they were talking about!! And I pride myself on a good memory but perhaps I am wrong. I mean, I pride myself on having a good memory for things like memorization for acting, but I guess that is not the same as remembering memories from the past. It hasn’t been that long but I definitely did not have a clue on a lot of the stories, or if I did, it was like a faint recollection with them filling in the details that surprised me!

I want to say that last night was an anomaly! A pregnant anomaly! Because I have baby brain! Pregnancy makes you stupid!

It’s a real thing!!!! I swear!!!


You see!! It’s a syndrome!!

I’m going to put it down to that – yup!

I guess I can test if that’s true once the little one arrives and I cannot use that excuse anymore…or does this theory reach beyond pregnancy and apply also to the first months of baby-ness??? Or first years?? Or can every mother now use this as an excuse forever???!!!

That would come in handy 🙂

Well, we’ll give it a test and see!

Tomorrow is the due date soooooooooo…..a little nervy right now. Got some bad pains today so perhaps we will be testing out the baby brain theory on time. Or will this little monkey continue to be a trooper and cling on!