The title of my blog was inspired by the Elizabeth Bishop poem, The Moose. "One stop at Bass River. / Then the Economies- / Lower, Middle, Upper; / Five Islands, Five Houses, / where a woman shakes her tablecloth / out after supper."
My dad nicknamed me "Moose" shortly after I was born. Not really related to the poem, just an embarrassing name to follow me throughout my formative teenage years.
the ballerina thing didn't work out...neither did gymnastics (that one REALLY didn't work out), softball, baseball, soccer (the worst!), basketball...nor did my hopes of being an astronomer, a special education teacher, a fashion icon, a piano prodigy, marrying Jon Bon Jovi, or being stinkin' rich. But I'll tell ya what did work out. I am a 36-yr old wife and mom who is learning as I go. I have 2 blonde-haired sons, a dog who pees in the hallway and prefers the toilet to his water dish, and a husband who looks like Russell Crowe (yay! although he says he looks like the man who ATE Russell Crowe). Aaaahhh, my Cinderella Man.