Archive for the ‘parenting’ Category

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sad News

My middle son is going to live with his father for a semester.

I’m sad about it. But it’s not about me. It’s about him, trying something new and hoping for certain improvements in his life. So I …

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Posted in domestic, materialism, parenting, writing on 12/05/2007 12:06 pm

Monday, November 19, 2007


We went to an HEB in the middle of nowhere the other day. (HEB is a big ol’ grocery chain in Texas.) Out in front of the store, they had crates of bagged gourds and mini pumpkins for $1.50 …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic, parenting, Thanksgiving, vanity, WOW on 11/19/2007 12:37 pm

Friday, November 2, 2007

“You were destined for a pauper’s grave.”

You wouldn’t think listening to depressing songs would cheer a person up… or maybe you would. Maybe you know.

I am undergoing stress lately, so I listen to sad songs from the ’90s …

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Posted in domestic, parenting, vanity on 11/02/2007 05:35 pm

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Right Now

1. I am tired because tonight we did CathE’s workout instead of Gilad’s, and CathE is driven by demons. My triceps tremble and burn.

2. I am sad, tired, annoyed, resigned because my children’s dad is trying, aGAIN, …

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Posted in Halloween, parenting, vanity, venting on 10/25/2007 01:17 am

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Dark Is Rising, people!

Just have to say this real fast, before it’s too late.

If you read The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper, as a child and you thought it was awesome, and you:
a) don’t …

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Posted in parenting, pop culture on 10/18/2007 11:14 am

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Possible Reasons to Get Into Shape
Not my reasons, necessarily. Just hypothetical ones.

1. To fit into better clothing.

2. To wear a certain Halloween costume that you didn’t feel comfortable wearing before.

3. To participate in activities you were …

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Posted in Halloween, materialism, parenting, vanity on 10/16/2007 11:25 am

Monday, October 1, 2007

eBay Sale

You guys, I’m selling some crafty products on eBay, meaning products I crafted myself, as well as a few other things. Feel free to look at them or to ignore them, as you please. Either way, it won’t …

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Posted in Aspergers, health, parenting, venting, writing on 10/01/2007 03:14 am

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I used to never drink red wine but now I only drink red wine. I’ve gone from merlot to cabernet and chianti, and next must be shiraz.

We bought our cat a water fountain. She likes to drink the …

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Posted in domestic, fantasies, Halloween, lookism, parenting, photos, sexism, vanity, venting on 09/20/2007 12:57 am

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No One Knows What It’s Like to Be the Fat Pants

Okay, so only some of y’all will recognize this feeling that I’m about to describe. But I’ll go ahead and describe it. You know how, when you cross the …

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Posted in Christmas, lookism, parenting, psychobabble, venting on 08/28/2007 05:16 pm

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Things I Do When You’re Not Looking


I listen to other people’s conversations. Not in the eavesdroppy way that some people do it — listening for something interesting and giggling within at my naughtiness — but in a very …

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Posted in parenting, writing on 08/23/2007 11:52 am