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Yup, I had a baby!

January 20, 2014


We have gone from a family of three to a family of four — a whole new world, as those of you who’ve been through it before know.  I am so much more ridiculously happy than I could possibly communicate here. And, because I find the whole thing surreal, I’d like to share E’s birth […]

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Oohhhhh, now I remember what that feels like!

January 10, 2014


Ccbvmvjblmgvgffdbycyfggigigihuhkuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. GmncMx ***The above was typed by G when I wasn’t looking. I’ve decided to keep it — it’s his first blog post! ;-)*** But back to me (’cause I’m so vain I thought this blog post was about me). If you know who I am, you know I’ve been gone for quite a while. […]

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That bat makes you look fat.

August 24, 2012


We went to get rabies shots yesterday morning. Yup. Rabies. Remember that whole bat thing?  Well, apparently if you wake to bats in your bedroom when you’ve been sleeping, the right thing to do is to go get shots just in case: The bat managed to quietly and calmly crawl on some exposed area of […]

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A cat? No, a bat.

August 16, 2012


I often wake in the middle of the night. I’m one of those hippy parents who still nurses her toddler and co-sleeps, too.  So I have the joy (and that’s really only a slightly facetious word choice) of nursing G a couple of times a night. We have a communication system.  He makes a small […]

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Wordless Wednesdays: Big man, little man

April 11, 2012


Ok.  It’s not the world’s best photo, I know.  It was taken through a dirty window and bug screen, on a phone, and M and G were already quite far away when I got the shot so I had to blow it up.  But crappy photo quality or no, this picture of my two men […]

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That’s right… we’re THOSE parents.

March 12, 2012


While at a birthday party this weekend for a frouple’s two-year-old, I realized that we’ve become those parents. Which are those parents you may ask? (Even if you didn’t, I’m going to pretend that you did, because otherwise there’s no point to this post. Blogging is so convenient when one can speak for one’s own […]

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Celebrating Life

March 8, 2012

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I’ve been away for a while recovering from shoulder surgery, as you know.  It went really well, and I am a stellar recuperator (so far), so great news on that front. While I was out, two milestones were reached which need to be acknowledged and celebrated. First, my Nana, my grandmother on my father’s side, […]

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Red Writing Hood: Epitaph

January 6, 2012


Somehow, his feet moved. Left. Right. Left. Right. As if walking were actually an involuntary reflex propelling him forward. Had he remembered the napkin?  He always wrote on napkins, why was that? Pat the coat pocket.  Pat the back pocket.  Dig in the pants pocket. No napkin. But here he was, feet now lead, sinking […]

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Awkward: Hockey Fighting

December 8, 2011


I like hockey. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I really wasn’t aware of hockey for a very long time.  I went to my first game (a San Jose Sharks game in the Shark Tank) when I was 21 or so. I didn’t know what to expect, I hadn’t even watched hockey on […]

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Wordful Wordless Wednesday: My Heart Isn’t Big Enough

November 30, 2011


My heart isn’t big enough. Not for the crashing train that hits me when you smile. Not for the iceberg that chills me when you take a spill. Not for the number of towels I need handy for your fantastic teething-open-mouth kisses on my cheeks, and nose, and forehead. Not for the monster sitting on […]

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