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January 2011

The House Next Door

It's sad, really. A lonely, frozen, barren, wasteland comes to mind. Gloom crashes in like icy waves, extinguising all of the warmth from my body, culminating in a moment of complete and unavoidable despair. The sadness is overwhelming. It clouds the eyes and turns my thoughts toward darker days. This house is old. The woman living inside is even older. At 104, she has outlived her children and even some of her grandchildren. What have her eyes seen? How many times has her heart been broken continues to beat? It's amazing, really. A sturdy, unsinkable ship comes to mind;... Read more →

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Cloudy With a Chance of Snowballs

I love snow [ducks to avoid flying snowballs] working up enough courage to actually get behind the wheel of a car and driving in it, not so much! I got into my first and only car wreck [knocking on wood until knuckles bleed] while driving home from a snow storm. It was bad; my body hurts just thinking about it. I was only 20 and, well, let's just say I've spent the last 20-something years, doing my best to avoid, having to the snow. Until, I had children. My kids don't like to walk, anywhere (I think it's... Read more →

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Raising a Manchild (Kind Of, Sort Of!)

12 years ago, on the 23rd of January, at 2:05 p.m., I gave birth to a son and, although your sisters could not wait to meet their new baby brother, I was terrified at the thought of raising a manchild. You see, like your sisters, I'm a girl (AM SO!) I know how girls think (sort of!) although, I'm not saying that they are any better (or, worse!) it's just that, I don't know, boys are different. Then, just as we started getting used to each other (kind of!) you became a big brother and a real good one, Read more →

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Do I Love Him?

I haven't slept with Garth (not his real name) since, Christmas! [eyes go wide] In the same bed, I mean, SHEESH! We've been married for 20 years and, well, as Doofus is very willing to demonstrate (DAMMIT!) the couch can be pretty comfy, too. Still, our kids are getting older, we're feeling old-ish (more and more, everyday, dammit!) I guess life is just rubbing our nerves raw, at the moment. Okay, you can cut the tension with a cotton ball and the hardest part is, you know, pretending like our kids don't notice. Oh, we're fine -- just in case... Read more →

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For the Love of Bubbles

Love is waking your laptop to find silly little cabin-fever-induced webcam photos of your teens...all 350 of them (cabin-fever-induced webcam photos, NOT teens, I mean!) [shiver] Aaaaand, there's more snow on the way?!? FLOB! Seems Mother Nature is in desperate need of a serious attitude adjustment, too...or, a new laptop...whatevs. Happy Love Thursday, everyone! © 2003 - 2011 Read more →

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I Whip My Lens Back and Forth

My husband, Garth (not his real name) thinks I'm nuts (I know, act surprised anyway okay?) Aaaanyway, as I was showing a family friend my our new BESTEST, AWESOMEST, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTER, not to mention, ABSOLUTELY FRIGALICIOUS camera... [takes breath] ...he calls me out. "She takes the weirdest pictures." I was crushed. So, I grabbed the camera (ever so gently) and began to scroll through the memory card. We nabbed this old foot pump Singer sewing machine in a yard sale, B.C. (before kids) I just love the shadow play with the wood and metal in this... Read more →

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