Monday, March 31, 2008

I wish...

We had birthdays every month.

Children stayed children forever.

Cats didn't shed.

Self-doubt didn't exist.

We didn't live in such a corporate, mean world.

Saturdays were twice as long.

Ice cream wouldn't make us fat.

Bad skin really did clear up in our 20s.

More people read my blog.

I didn't care quite so much.

My best friend didn't live so far away.

I had a running partner.

Sons and daughters weren't dying overseas for nothing.

Everybody -- and everything -- had a home.

Michael Landon wasn't dead. Greg the yellow Wiggle wasn't sick. Michael J. Fox didn't have Parkinson's Disease.

I could change the world.

For another quiet, happy year.

Happy (belated) birthday, Dane.


Jonathan said...

Great post Veronica.

I've felt since about 2001 (even before September 11th) that there are many things that I wish were different. I tend to look back at the period between the late 1980s and the mid 1990s as the "good old days".

Here's my "professional" prescription:

"Watch two episodes of Full House and email me in the morning."

It might not fix anything, but at least it's entertaining.

Suitable substitutes include Saved by the Bell (post Miss Bliss and pre senior year - I especially recommend the murder mystery weekend episode), Family Matters aka "The Urkel Show" (not pre-Urkel), or shows of a similar timeframe and genre. :)

P.S. Happy belated birthday, Dane!

Jeannine said...

Wow! Not much more to be said. I am really enjoying your blog by the way.

Jenny said...

I wish Saturdays were twice as long too. Wouldn't that be awesome?

And I know that you know this, but more people will read your blog. It takes time, but they will come. You are an amazing writer.

Please wish Dane a Happy Birthday!

bryan said...

lots of people read your blog. They just don't all comment.

Mmmm ... ice cream.

Jocelyn said...

Hey Veronica, so so sorry about the delay but I finally added your great blog on the directory! :)
Thanks for sharing your blog.
Jocelyn @

Veronica said...

Jonathan, I love your comment.

Now if I could only find that old VHS of Saved By the Bell, definitely post Miss Bliss and pre senior year.

Sometimes, I do find myself wishing for a good episode of "Who's the Boss?" That counts, too, doesn't it, doc?

Jeannine, I love you. I'm glad you're liking my blog.

Jenny, remember when we used to watch Saved by the Bell after school at your house?

Bryan, yes, ice cream. We seem to be stuck on that lately. :) I had some tonight.

Jocelyn, thanks so much! Hopefully, this will help me with one of those wishes.

Jonathan said...

Yes, it sounds like a good episode of "Who's the Boss?" would definitely fit the bill for you Veronica. :)

MegandMag said...

I wish so many of these things too. Thanks for coming by my blog so often. It is nice to "meet" a new person. (Michelle from mama chronicles)

MegandMag said...

PS. I think yours is the first blogroll I have been honored to be on, except one of my best friends, who only sort of counts :) How did you find me?