Monday, March 3, 2014

#makesmesmilemondays Flashback to Oscar Night, Live from My London Flat, March 2001

The one and only time I've ever cried - continuously - while watching the Oscars - was in London. March, 2001. I was so very heavily pregnant and so very hormonal. My son would be born on March 27, 2001.

For whatever reason, I was 100x more hormonal during my pregnancy with my son than with my daughter. By the last month of pregnancy, my emotions were magnified to the 100th degree - both the good and the bad. I was obsessed with cleaning to the point I'd become a tad OCD. My food cravings were totally out of control. I can't even tell you how many times my son's father trekked out late at night to pick me up my craving faves - Ritz crackers and Haagen Daaz Dark Chocolate Chip ice cream. I was so huge, that I could no longer even button my maternity pants.

And so naturally during the 2001 Oscars, I was sitting on the sofa, massively pregnant, in one of my husband's tshirts, eating  Haagen Daaz Dark Chocolate Chip ice cream directly out of the container with a spoon, and bawling every time a joyful or sad Oscar acceptance speech was made.

I haven't cried while watching the Oscars since 2001, but Jared Leto's acceptance speech last night did make me a little teary-eyed. Congrats, Mr. Leto, and congrats to your mom, too!

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