Weekly Chatter: Botox Battle

As I sit down to write this week’s Weekly Chatter, I’m realizing I need to take better notes throughout the week because trying to bang out a post about my week without anything to really write about is a recipe for disaster.

So, let’s get into it. Or at least what I can remember of it.


Monday was a school holiday and it left me wishing summer vacation would hurry up and get here already. I am dreaming of the day where we don’t have a get-up-get-showered-eat-breakfast-pack-lunch-grab-backpack-and-go kind of morning. Here’s the thing, friends. My daughter is a late bird right now. This means, she doesn’t start school until 9:15 am. I can’t even imagine this crazed pace at 7 am. Remember how successful I was at a month of early mornings? Ugh, I better figure something out.

My lovely friend Sara convinced me to sign up for something called Whole Life Challenge. It’s an 8-week lifestyle challenge created by some CrossFit dudes. Look, she lost 22 lbs. in 8 weeks eating nothing but Paleo and exercising. Sold. I have been working with a trainer twice a week and I can definitely feel the changes yet I have a long way to go and you can’t out-exercise a shitty diet. I’m pumped – starts May 3rd.

My daughter’s school had a carnival with a silent auction. Tons and tons of things to bid on. Guess what I wanted most? Botox. I wanted it so badly but so did another lady. She was the very first bid, followed by 3 or 4 others, and then mine. Then hers. Then mine. Hers again. Mine again. I noticed she was hovering, waiting for me to walk away, and then she’d swoop in and outbid me by $10. I finally decided to concede figuring if I wanted Botox so badly that I should just seek it out on my own and not at the school carnival.

9021-OH update! Remember how I told you last week that I was reading Jennie Garth’s memoir? Ok, so yeah…it’s not great but one chapter really spoke to me and might have redeemed the whole book. She told about the demise of her marriage and writes “You need to get shattered to put yourself back together properly. The trick, though, is not to try to glue the pieces back into the same old places and in the same old pattern. The better way is to learn and grow and be brave enough to take on a new shape, a new outlook, a new wisdom.” I just loved this and found it super relatable.

Did you see Tori Spelling’s new docu-series called True Tori? Oh, man. I really felt horrible for her. A little part of me wonders if it’s scripted, especially after I saw this article but my mom heart ached for her. I do love me some Donna Martin. She was lovely when I met her in person a few years ago at the LA Times Festival of Books.




Well, that’s a wrap on this week’s Weekly Chatter. See you next weekend!