December 2012

for electronic ponies and auld lang syne

December 31, 2012

Well, it’s been a week. A good week, and a hard week, and that’s pretty much describing this year, too, and this life, too. As good as you make it, as usual, and I think in general we’ve made it pretty good over here. People are good to me, and I’ll take a cup of […]

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Santa dilemma

December 29, 2012

Happy Christmas! Happy New Year! Hope they are both fantastic for you. Now, let me get down to business. I need your help. The kids are 6, 3, and 5 months old, and what that means is that they really aren’t too attached to what they got for Christmas. Except for the big kid, the […]

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don’t worry, be happy mon

December 23, 2012

It’s almost here! And, don’t worry. You’re prepared. Will Grandma Josephine notice if you didn’t hand-knit her a scarf? Nope. Will your sister really mind if you didn’t get her that sweater she’s been lusting over for months? Nah. What about Uncle Jim–what if you don’t even know what to get him? I suggest a […]

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where do we go from here?

December 16, 2012

Yes, you have to send the kids to school tomorrow. Actually, that’s not true. You don’t. You could keep them out. Tomorrow, and even the next day. And maybe the day after that. But what then? You can’t keep them home forever. I have home schooling-mama friends who are saying “You’re damn wrong, I can […]

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yelly holidays

December 14, 2012

I haven’t written this week, and that’s because I kept waiting until I felt better to write. I kept waiting to feel light and dry and fun, when all I really felt all week was heavy and soggy and exhausted and yelly. Like I could wake up at 4am each morning and still–STILL–at 8:10 be […]

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do not do as I say

December 7, 2012

Three things happened this week that made me think: oh crap. One: Helena apologized to friends for the state of our house. “Sorry for the mess,” she said, as a seven and twelve-year-old played in our dining room. Two: After spending time with grandparents, Helena and Lilly came home and said, sadly, and with a […]

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how to stay at home (part 2)

December 5, 2012

Okay, so yesterday I promised you I’d tell you how to stay at home. It’s not easy, and it’s not always fun. But it does have its perks. I want you to know that there are definitely the times I sit back, happy and relaxed, and just totally drink in the goodness of my children. […]

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Christmas music

December 2, 2012

This is a little part of an old post called another Christmas. Very appropriate today! Happy weekend! ~hm _________________ What’s the deal with the Christmas music? I mean, there are really, really lovely things in there. Peace on earth, as we all know, is Obama-ist propaganda; left-wing and hopelessly naive, not to mention probably having […]

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