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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Catherapy

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Cats.  Some people seem like they can't live without them and others just don't understand the attraction.  Either way, cats can bring out the best (and worst) in their human counterparts.  I mean, they do have a reputation of being a tiny bit self-absorbed and often times are considered to be not a very good, you know, people-type pet.

Still.

There are those times, during their seemingly endless days of captivity, when a cat can sense that something is off and their owners aren't feeling quite right, or perhaps the planets are aligned and the earth's rotation has shifted just a tad, and they simply slip out of character.

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Or (in this case) when the other more affectionate and much younger beta cat is at the vet and in critical care, at the moment.

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Either way...there IS peace in the valley, tonight.

Thanks, Old Man - I owe you one - and get well soon, Bucky (named after Buck Beak, one of Hagrid's many pets in Harry Potter) we miss you, so much!

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New Jersey Moms Blog Launched, Today!

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Last month, I was asked by the lovely Jill Asher (co-founder of Silicon Valley Moms Group) if I'd be interested in writing for an upcoming new sister site, for New Jersey mom bloggers.

"Hey, you know, I'm from Jersey!"

Well, yah...and DUH!

Today, I am thrilled to tell you that the site has officially launched and...GUESS WHAT...I even got to write the introduction:

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Love Thursday: Quieting the Demon Child Within

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Being elegant, gentle, soft-spoken and a bit shy, by nature (no, not ME!) Thing One was born with a wonderful sense of being able to recognize, understand and empathize with what other people are feeling.

Then, one day, she woke up and unleashed the demon child within.

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Hot Dogs and Warm Heart

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My mom is still in the hospital, but she's doing nicely - thank you for your kind thoughts - so, I was able to spend the last night of spring break with my kids.  But, I was emotionally spent and way too tired to cook.  So, when my kids asked my husband Garth (not his real name) if they could roast marshmallows, I told them that we were all out of marshmallows (stupid food shopping) but, suggested that perhaps they'd like to cook their hot dogs on the fire pit, instead.

[eyes go wide]

"For real?"

You see, 2 of my kids want to go camping...but, the other half don't like bugs...and thanks to having given birth to all 4...my sciatica does't do tents, very well...so, roughing-it seems a little too much work, if you ask me.

Still.

It warms my mommyblogging heart to get a chance to do something...anything...together and kicking back in our yard is perhaps the closest our family gets to, you know, going wild.

"Where's Mini-me?"

[shrugs shoulders]

"She said she doesn't like turkey dogs and is looking for something else to eat."

[SLAM]

"Okay, I found some meat-wike-wooking-thing in the fweezer...I think it's eat-uh-bow!"

It's seems like my youngest daughter (she's 6) can fend for herself and doesn't have a problem playing "survivor girl," thankyouvermuch!

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Wishing you all a great weekend and TGIF...early!

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Beware: Bitch Session in Progress - Hold my calls and mind all the empty margarita glasses.

My mom had double-knee replacement surgery, last year (yes, it's just as icky as it sounds) and her and dad have had one medical challenge after another, since then.

Life goes like that, sometimes - beautiful one minute, filled with suckage the rest.

It's okay, though.  I sort of imagine life as a giant 50 foot female, all hopped up on too much caffeine and experiencing a bad hair day, and expect it will probably try to bite me in the ass, more than once.

Today, most especially, she is going to be a total BITCH!

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Got teens - it's about time we had a Girl Talk, yes?

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I remember the one (and only) time I ever saw my father flat-out drunk.

It was New Years Day in 1978 (I was 14) and we were on our way home from spending the entire night celebrating at The Hungarian Club, but my twin brother and I had to help my mother carry our father to the car, insisting that he was just too "happy" to drive.

We carried him upstairs, sat him on the bed and tried hard NOT to burst out in a fit of giggles, as he tried to pull his turtleneck off his head and somehow managed to twist it into something resembling a straight jacket.

We STILL laugh at that one!

"Um...Mom...have you been drinking, again?"

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