November 2012

repost: MLP Christmas

November 28, 2012

A perennial Yuletide favorite…from 2010. Hope your Wednesday is going good! Love, hm ___________________________________________________ MLP Christmas I’m not sure what it is in being a parent that would make you wait in line for a Cabbage Patch Kid for 20 hours. Or pay $70 online for a Zhu Zhu pet. I’ve thought people were totally […]

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irascible if you let it

November 27, 2012

I looked up the word irascible today because for some strange reason, I felt like it would describe me. And it did. Today I was completely irascible. Synonyms: choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irritable, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy I didn’t […]

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high school reunion

November 26, 2012

When my parents divorced, I was in fourth grade. Well, age-wise I would have been. Actually, I had been entirely home-schooled, and wasn’t really in a grade, although I definitely was at or above grade level. Academically. So, of course, when my mom went to work after the divorce, my sister and I went into […]

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gift wrapped

November 19, 2012

I am so, so, so sick today. It’s really something. Like I said before, it truly makes you remember how good, how great it is to be well, the gift of being sick. Suddenly breathing fully, non-chapped lips, sleeping through the night–these all become things you remember, you long for. Absence makes the heart grow […]

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gift wrapped

November 19, 2012

I am so, so, so sick today. It’s really something. Like I said before, it truly makes you remember how good, how great it is to be well, the gift of being sick. Suddenly breathing fully, non-chapped lips, sleeping through the night–these all become things you remember, you long for. Absence makes the heart grow […]

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thanks for the sick

November 14, 2012

They say you haven’t really lived until you’ve caught vomit in your hand. In that respect, oh, the life I have lived, this last week. Helena had the croup. A nasty, barking, seal-like cough. I tried to enroll her in the circus to no avail: she still can’t balance a ball on her nose. Then […]

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fakesgiving

November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving is coming! As you know. As everyone knows. As the children’s clothing retail market knew in July. It’s coming. So why haven’t I written about being thankful? Because you know that I am. So thankful. I’m thankful for you. For you, college roommate. For you, friend from High School that lives in Japan. Or […]

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get comfortable with gross

November 7, 2012

If you are just having a baby, I need to tell you a few things. Babies are adorable, yes, and many people find them to be a sort-of lifetime achievement. However, you need to know how disgusting they actually are. And no one else will tell you but me. So, here’s a list of things […]

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world news today

November 5, 2012

Oh, friends, it’s been a hard couple of weeks in the news. I ‘m not talking election politics at all. In fact, who can even care about elections when they hear some of the stories in the news this last few weeks? Hurricane Sandy, yes. And then there was the tragedy in New York with […]

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the haunting

November 1, 2012

Something is haunting me. Or really, someone. I see his deep, black, beady eyes in the darkness, searching for me at all hours of night. I can hear his moans, his cries. Yes, it’s most often at night, but sometimes in the day. It seems like he is consumed by some need, some need that […]

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