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Feb
06

Four!

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January 30, 2012 Dear Charlie, Today, you turned four years old. Four. I think I’m finally getting used to the notion that having a baby makes time seem to float away like fairy dust leaving tiny sparkles behind in the wake of each phase. A glimmer to replace the time spent eager for you to […]

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Dec
21

Purple Kisses and Golden Hugs

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“Okay, honey, give Mommy a hug and kiss goodnight  and then you need to close your eyes and go to sleep!” I help her start to get into bed and under the covers. “What color kiss you want?” she asks with a smile. “Hmmm…how about yellow.” “Let me see if we have any.” She looks […]

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Nov
04

Halloween Interrupted

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First, let’s talk about the absolutely ridiculous weather Mother Nature threw in our path two days before Halloween. I honestly thought the weather guy on the radio must’ve been kidding when he said “snow.” Snow in October. C’mon now. I stayed in the denial stage right up until I saw the big fat flakes. But […]

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Sep
16

Coming Up For Air

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You still there, Readers? So yeah, after posting for 39 days straight (*pats self on back) I decided I needed a break. And the first two days I took a break and did not post, I did not feel guilty. I felt good, in fact. Rested. But then the break turned into a week, and […]

Sep
09

Thank You, President Obama

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I am no pundit. Nope. Oh, I have my beliefs and my opinions, but never feel well-informed enough to take on political debate in any serious way. And of course, in typical middle child fashion, I prefer to play the diplomat and peacekeeper anyway. But still, I’m a Democrat and will stand up for what […]

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Sep
07

Pity Party

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AT WORK: The second day at my new job. Cubicle Land. Meh. All day long, I am schizophrenic–  I can do this. I can’t do this.  This isn’t so bad. This is torture. Hooray for structure. Really? This? All day? Every day? I miss my girl. Finally it is 5:15 and time to go the […]

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Sep
04

Pedicure, Anyone?

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Sep
03

A Good Week

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This past week, Charlie’s preschool was closed, so she was home with me. Me and the Muffin together. All five days. We didn’t do anything too spectacular. We made trips to the mall to buy Charlie new shoes and me a new purse, and then to return the purse. We made a visit to grandma’s […]

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Sep
02

Guilty

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The thing about my daughter (or perhaps any typical three-year-old) is that she knows when she’s doing something she’s not supposed to. She’ll be alone playing in her bedroom or the play room for a bit, and naturally I’ll pop my head in or verbally check in with her at regular intervals. “Charlie, are you okay?” […]

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It’s the calm after the storm. And before the next one. We managed through Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Irene just fine. There’s actually been more problems after the storm with flooding and road closures. I think the winds were more gusty yesterday than they were doing the storm, and probably took down a few more […]