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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belated Thanksgiving

It makes me feel weird/ungrateful/Catholic-shameful not to post a list of thanks in November. So it has to be done, even if it’s a month late. Here’s a slight portion of all the stuff I’ve been thankful for lately:

1. …

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Posted in cats, Christmas, domestic, karaoke, married life, obessions, parenting, Thanksgiving on 12/29/2010 06:12 am

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hi, y’all.

Guess where I’ve been. Give up? I’ve been home working on my next novel, or at a coffee shop working on my next novel, or at my friend Ashley’s house, working on my next novel while she paints …

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Posted in Aspergers, music, parenting, pop culture, writing on 04/05/2010 02:33 am

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I want to be Amish.

You know? I want to live in a house that I built and cook food that I gathered or raised myself. I want to sew my own clothes and knit my own blankets. I want …

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Posted in domestic, parenting, venting, wedding stuff, work on 04/23/2009 10:34 am

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Guess what? 25 Random Facts About Me!

because I have been inspired.

Now, all I have to do is think of 25 new things to tell y’all, apart from the stuff divulged in the 100 things meme I did back

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Posted in domestic, meme, parenting, psychobabble, vanity, venting, writing on 03/18/2009 10:58 pm

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Being a writer.

A couple of weeks ago, I reached that point in a writer’s career where the writer stops reading reviews and stops searching for her own name on the Internet. Not a moment too soon – it was …

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Posted in parenting, venting, writing on 01/22/2009 02:53 am

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Life in the Stranger Danger Lane

Someone finally let me in on the secret — you can put your life in the hands of strangers, in the mornings as well as the afternoons, by getting picked up at your local …

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Posted in domestic, Houston, parenting on 10/07/2008 01:58 am

Monday, August 11, 2008

le sigh

It’s Sunday night and I have to go to work tomorrow, just like most of everybody else.

And I like my new job, but I always feel now like I get home so late that weekend evenings don’t …

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Posted in chinch bugs, domestic, neighbors, obessions, parenting on 08/11/2008 02:54 am

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Life Skills

When I was in third grade at Roosevelt Elementary School, we had a very good teacher named Mrs. Dorothea Terry. Ms. Terry taught us a lot of important things outside the normal, Houston Independent School District sanctioned curriculum. …

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Posted in Houston, parenting, venting, writing on 01/09/2008 06:05 pm

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

There was bad news, too.

I went to court to finalize the arrangements for my middle son, Dallas, to go live [elsewhere] for the semester. And then, [magically, in a process I’m not supposed to describe in detail], my child …

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Posted in domestic, my sex life, parenting on 01/08/2008 12:13 pm

Monday, December 17, 2007

How is it Monday already?

I have a long to-do list in my purse. Its primary purpose is as a focal point — it gives me something to look at while I say, “How in the hell am I going …

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Posted in meta, parenting, venting, writing on 12/17/2007 11:44 am