Concession stands are places where people sell food and drink.1Ageless aromas breezed from concession stands carry-ing memories of my teenage years.
The Stepford Wives (from the movie of the same name) were women who were controlled by their husbands and "programmed" to serve their husbands. They acted like automatons (robots).2 My husbandís controlling directives forced me into a Stepford wife existence to promote his advancements at work.
It's a metaphor for juggling. A person who is keeping all the balls in the air is coping but is having a difficult time of it. She has to make sure she doesn't drop any balls. :)3My husband died. For the first time, I took control of my life. Somehow, I managed to keep all the balls in the air, except for money.
You almost certainly misread that. To "drop a few pounds" is to lose weight. To "settle down" is to choose a life that is less exciting and less stressful than previously.4 Lately, I had been thinking, if I could drop a few ponds and tone up this mess, I could settle down, again. But this time, do it right.