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Goodbye Tree

January 5, 2012

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Yesterday evening we took down our Christmas tree.  I wasn’t ready.  I’m STILL not ready.  I go downstairs to the living room and I’m stunned each time by the now yawning cavernous space by the front windows.  I don’t really understand how Christmas went by so quickly this year.  I know I’m getting older and […]

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Thankful Tuesdays: Happy New Year 2012

January 3, 2012


I am thankful for time off. I was blissfully unplugged from the interwebs (except for the odd foray in when I needed to look up Ricardo Montalban and Corinthian Leather in Wikipedia, of course) over the holiday break.  But now I’m ready to catch up on my Reader and find out what you all have […]

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My tribute to Seinfeld

December 15, 2011


In that this is a post about nothing.  And probably not even in a funny way, but whatevs. —— A few days ago at work, I got an email from someone notifying me that a meeting was canceled.  This is a direct quote: “We apologize for the incontinence and will be rescheduling the call…” Teehee. […]

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Red Writing Hood: A Caroling we go

December 9, 2011


The doorbell rings. The children sing. The adults sing, too, but only halfheartedly with busy hands full of scarves and lonely single mittens… and busy heads full of lists and anxious “what if”s rather than words to a time-worn carol. As always, there are somehow too many sopranos. How are there always too many sopranos? […]

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Thankful Tuesdays: An open letter to Dr. Demento

December 6, 2011


Dear Dr. Demento, I do not know what you have your doctorate in. I do not know how you came to have your own radio show. I do not know how you managed to have so many cool friends who are so entertaining. And frankly, I don’t care. I’m just thankful you were around to […]

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WordPress and NaBloPoMo Fail

November 27, 2011


I need my own personal fail whale. First, it appears that my Thanksgiving day post didn’t actually post. I’ve posted it again, and now it seems to have a published date of the 24th… so why wasn’t it visible before? Next, after phoning it in for the post on the 25th, I completely FAILED to […]

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Thank-full-ness 11/24/2011

November 24, 2011


As I mentioned in my last post, we purchased and prepared two turkeys for this afternoon’s feast, which was truly moveable. It moved from our house after we cooked it all, to the host’s house where we ate it all. Well, no, where we ate a fraction of it, to be honest. Partially because we […]

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Knee-deep in brine

November 23, 2011


Really.  When you’re brining two 18lb turkeys the night before Thanksgiving, that’s a LOT of brine. I can’t complain, I brought this on myself.  Either M and I cooked Thanksgiving dinner, or the person hosting would have purchased dinner pre-made from the grocery store. That happened last year, and I spent all of dinner trying […]

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Thankful Thruesdays: Another year, another blog

November 17, 2011


I missed Thankful Tuesdays this week because my dog ate my brain. If I had a dog. Anyway, I’m celebrating a birthday (um, mine) and I thought I’d trot out everything I’m thankful for that happened in the past year of my life.  I apologize in advance if this kind of thing makes you sick […]

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Baby’s first birthday: Who’s the party for?

November 15, 2011


So the other day I got an email from my MIL, a wonderful woman. A wonderful woman who sometimes confuses the heck out of me. The email she sent was to say she’d found a particular high-chair that she thought might be good birthday gift for G, to have at her house for when G […]

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