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It shouldn’t be this hard

January 28, 2014


Long-time readers know that I battle Depression.  Those of you who are new and would like to learn more can catch up on previous posts about that here. I was inspired to write today because Kimberly at All Work and no Play Make Mom Go Something Something is celebrating a mental health awareness day with […]

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Mama Kat: Winter in my neck of the woods…

January 9, 2014

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Winter in my neck of the woods, eh? Well… rather than post the same pic of the NE blizzards that you’ve seen on the evening news, I thought I’d treat you to a different view of winter at my house. Namely, my dry-ass cracked hand skin. Context: I grew up in the San Francisco Bay […]

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Can’t we all just get along?

September 13, 2012

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Politics Shmolitics!

No, I know we can’t.  It’s a naive wish, but one I don’t ever stop having. I am not a fan of politics.  This is largely because I feel that it has become nigh impossible to have civil discourse about the issues that appear to divide us. In some respects, I think politics has always […]

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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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August 20, 2012


I haven’t been around for a while, as you may or may not have noticed. I’ll pretend that you’ve all been waiting with bated breath to hear about what’s been going on, since believing that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. 🙂 Largely I’ve just been busy with work. Once upon a time my […]

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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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Concentra…. what???

March 21, 2012


Focus. Focus. Focus…. wow it’s really nice outside and gee I wonder if I can get that appointment that I want to get anytime in the near future and no, no, no, I haven’t done that report yet and crap is that another bill that I STILL haven’t paid and how is it that I […]

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And then there were… WAY TOO MANY

February 9, 2012


My problem is that I really love reading blogs. Yeah, that’s a problem. In that I don’t have enough time to actually read all the ones I’ve subscribe to in my Reader.  Hell, I hardly have enough time to POST lately, and respond to the kind commenters on my own stuff let alone READ others’. […]

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February 2, 2012


Wow.  I’m learning all sorts of things about myself while doing this blogging thing. Sometimes, it’s forcing me to acknowledge things that I already knew but was conveniently ignoring. This morning, for instance, I’m stunned at my disappointment that I have no official views of yesterday’s post yet.  Here’s why I’m stunned (at my disappointment, […]

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Was it worth it?

January 25, 2012


You may have noticed Monday’s incomplete post about waiting. At the time, I was in the waiting room at my physiatrist’s office.  On tap was my treatment for a frozen shoulder, namely a corticosteroid injection into the shoulder capsule (to reduce inflammation) and manual manipulations to break up the scar tissue that’s been keeping my […]

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