375 A rose by any other name might be a rose but you couldn’t find it under “R” so who cares?

I am a creature of habit. I hate change of any kind. That could be one of the reasons why my marriage broke up. I love the familiar and dave loved the unique.

“Have a bite of lizard, dave?”


Me? I’ll stick to Spaghetti-0’s.

So many changes have been forced on me lately that I’m in a constant state of willies.

Instead of falling apart I’ve decided to embrace it.  I just did something so scary. I changed my email address from AOL to Gmail.

Well “changed” might be overstating it. It would be more like I “tweaked”my email.

I wrote to my family and told them to write to me on Gmail. Of course I won’t stop AOL because there wouldn’t be enough crazy pills on the East Coast to get me through that.

I think I feel a little liberated though.

Next, I’m going to stop wearing galoshes to sleep. Not every night but definitely on weekends.

Baby steps.


14 thoughts on “375 A rose by any other name might be a rose but you couldn’t find it under “R” so who cares?

  1. giggle, giggle, giggle 🙂 You go Mattie! And by the way, if a rose were called a rotweiller, it would still be in the R section.

  2. Whenever I am feeling down your blog shows up on my computer screen and instantly reading it puts a smile on my face. Thank you and I hope I see you soon.

  3. Change is always scary, moreso when we don’t plan it. You’ve already gotten through the biggest unwanted & unplanned change of your life so I’m sure that you will feel right at home in no time with this new email address.

    P.S. What’s AOL anyway? (just kidding 🙂

  4. One galosh at a time!!! You are such a great writer…..hil-fucking-arious!!! your fan, with XOXOCarol C a r o l F r e d e t t e w w w . c a r o l f r e d e t t e . c o m

  5. Hi Mattie. I started reading your blog a couple of weeks ago. I’m so glad I did. I just got to the May 1st blog. I am the mother of the young man who is renting your summer home. Your comments not only made my day but they made my LIFE!!!! Mike was my lifeline when I experienced being dumped after 23yrs of marriage. After he spoke to you, he phoned me immediately and wanted me to read your blog. I think you are GREAT!!

    • He is the greatest kid.I know I know, he’s a grown up but I just loved him.
      Every mother should hear how her son talks about her when she isn’t there. He loves you so much and is so proud of you. You must have done something really right.

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