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Monthly Archives: November 2004

My Love Is Stronger Than Dirt

It’s official. We are all ill. Hopefully we didn’t infect my in-laws at brunch this morning. I don’t expect we’ll be going out again, any time soon, at least. I’m ready to throw in the towel. But even when the little man is down he’s not out. The other night his spirits were running [...]

Headlines Give Me Headaches When I Read Them

Never mind election brouhahas for now (I’m allowing myself a 30-day period of denial), there are enough headlines to hold my attention without delving into that topic. Let’s start with the bad:
“Police use stun gun on 6-year-old boy” and how on earth this could possibly be okay. Sure, something needed to be done [...]

Mom Gots The Snackystm

Like Gayla, I too could use a TV mom right about now:
I am currently deep inside what can only be described as the greatest marathon of my life. I am at the computer literally every waking moment of the day with the exception of feeble attempts at basic hygeine and feeding myself and [...]

Universe Reveals Plan To Self-destruct

I missed last night’s screening of Tarnation. Lucky Chuck was able to go and hobnob with the filmerati afterwards. But I’m not bitter. And I was productive, at least. Met up with some other NaNoWriMos and cranked out 4000 or so more words throughout the day. Will also be missing The Pixies tonight, for [...]

What I Didn’t Expect When I Was Expecting

Last week the hospital called. After sending our paperwork in, their triage team reviewed it and forwarded the little man’s file to the NeuroPsych people. While I know this is progress, a little voice inside is sounding the alarm. I’m sure it will be fine, and I’m hoping it will, in fact, be quite [...]

Don’t Get It Right, Get It Written

It’s been an unexpectedly beautiful day. Sunny and warm, with a healthy mix of productivity and r&r. Today I:

got a fair amount of writing in at the coffee shop in the morning;
realized just how punk rock the husband is. He who wears his clothing until it is literally falling apart (photo exhibit a);
had my [...]

Danger, Danger Will Robinson

It’s been one week. Not just since that which shall not be named, but since I made a discovery. That morning the husband and I went down to our polling place together, and then parted ways. He drove to the co-op, I walked to our local library to get my write on. But it [...]

Without A Phytosanitary Certificate

We have a treat for you today…a rare appearance by, gasp, the husband. He’s not imaginary after all, I swear. So all weekend I’ve been typing like a madwoman. Yesterday, skipping the one day of gorgeous weather to catch up on my NaNoWriMo word count (and then some), and today coding like a fiend [...]

Like A Laptop-wielding Eagle

It’s not Dave’s fault, but his DSL has been flaky today. Which means my sites, that he hosts for free, have been up and down all morning and it’s making me feel ill. Sad but true. Took my mind off it for a little while by having a family outing to the library, where [...]

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Chuck first emailed me in March of 2003, as I’d tentatively signed up for a local weblogger meetup (I never did show). We started visiting each other’s blogs, and returning, as we found we shared many common interests. In August of that year, we met IRL. Chuck was screening a rough cut of Blogumentary, [...]