Friday, May 15, 2009

Teenagers,Graduation and Flab

I said goodbye to Jullien this morning as he heads off to New York meet with his agent at Red Model Mgmt and for several photo shoots and a fitting with Calvin Klein to possibly walk in his show or Prada's (see him on He's been driving me crazy lately...when he gets nervous, he doesn't sleep and he gets edgy. We've been going at it all week, TEENAGERS! I was a little worried about letting him go, he missed school all last week because he was sick. So he has tons of work to make up, and now he is missing Friday-Wednesday. Graduation is on June 11th and it's coming down to the wire. He needs to keep his grades up!

Josh is doing a LOT better...he should be getting his license back at the end of this month. I'm SO happy about this because adding one more person to my daily "bus" schedule has been killing me. He also filled out all of his financial aid papers to start Cosmetology school. For those of you who just thought, "Oh he must be gay," he's not, but his cousin makes TONS of money as a hairstylist so he's all about the BIG BUCKS!LOL! He's working downtown at a punk clothing store and is happy to be getting his life back in order, me too! Thanks for ALL YOUR PRAYERS FOR HIM!

Elijah is doing great in school and track. He placed 2nd by 1/10th of a second in the 400M and 3rd in the 200M at the Orange County track meet, that's without practicing. He's a teenager now and that means he's LAZY! But he has been killing everyone in his school track meets. I told him he needs to practice before the So. CA Championships...but he still says, "OK MOM, LATER!"

Natascha & Dillon are working all the time at the church so we don't get to see them as much as we'd like. They came over for Mother's Day and brought me a card and beautiful flowers.

Adam is working hard trying to earn a starting spot on Edison's JV Football team. He is a GREAT wide receiver...soft hands, but he's a little short so he has to overcome the "football stereotype."

As for me, I've got 3 1/2 weeks to get this flabby body in shape. All the family is coming in from out of town for the graduation and they are going to want to go to the beach...YIKES! I've got some major work to do. I'm definitely a last minute person, I've been planning on working out hard for the last two months...but it takes that final hour stress to push me into action.

Now I just need to find a way to squeeze in gym time. Wish me will take a miracle!


Janae said...

Aunt Lis - If you have time, buy the Extreme Fat Smash diet book. It plans out every meal for every day for three weeks! You can lose twelve pounds (or more, depending on how your body works) in three weeks. It's super healthy, none of this "no fat, no carbs" business. It's great, and it works miracles, I'm tellin ya.

Love ya. Glad to hear everyone's doing so well. I read all your blogs, just fyi.

April said...

Oh, I bet that was hard for you to send Jullien off! Sad! It sounds like everything is going good though...I'm so glad to hear good news about Josh! As for the diet, I'm going to send you the link to this girl's website so you can see what I'm doing. I'm not going to the gym, but just doing exercises with dumbbells is working good! P.S. I've already lost 3 lbs. in 5 days!!!

Lisa Petrarca said...

WOW thanks guys...I will try anything!

The Blonde Duck said...

Good luck! It sounds like you're going through a lot of changes. Cathe Fredrick's Butt and Guts video toned up my theighs and butt in 3 weeks! It's amazing!

Anonymous said...

Even if he was, there is nothing wrong with being gay. That was an odd comment to make.

Lisa Petrarca said...

I was merely stating a fact! I think you may be well aware that the majority of male hairdressers are gay.

People who are gay let others know this. I think it's strange that I would get criticized for stating that my son is heterosexual...A FACT. It is ODD that you would take offense to it!