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Archive for September, 2010

Are We All Playing the Blogging Game?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

  *******************   I’ve often commented that I’ve been blogging since 2001. And I don’t mean it as a brag, although I also birthed both my children naturally while pushing a snow blower in a blizzard uphill both ways on crutches. Instead, I say it because it’s absolutely amazing that I don’t have a book [...]



PROMPTuesday #123: Like Sangria for Paella

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Just yesterday, as I was straightening my ill-used and under-utilized cookbook pile, a piece of parchment fell to the floor. I couldn’t tell which book it’d shaken loose from, and I didn’t recognize the script, the recipe, or the name written on it. I hadn’t bought a cookbook in many moons, and as far as [...]



Healthy Lunch Ideas for Your Kids & More (With a Giveaway)

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Once upon a time I followed up on my posts. Those times were halcyon days of watching Oprah at 4 and exercising at reasonable hours instead of at NEVER:THIRTY, which is the only open time slot I got these days. Those times were filled with not going crazy in the head, and having clean laundry [...]



The Full Moon Again

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Last night I was driving to yet another thing when I glimpsed the full moon hanging in front of me, beckoning me to look outside my head for just one minute, just one lousy minute. I’ve been too inside lately. Too much with my thoughts and my yearnings and damn old worries. It’s paralyzing you [...]



PROMPTuesday #122: It’s Memoir-ex

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Here’s the thing. I feel like reading. Of course, I have book club this coming Wednesday and would do well to actually read the book if it would COME ALREADY, Ama-damn-zon. But meanwhile, why don’t you read this post and then share a story from your past, or your family’s past or a tale handed [...]



I’m Listening

Monday, September 20th, 2010

  Tall-tale-telling imp in the making.   My dad is a master storyteller who always gets the punchline or dramatic pause just right. My siblings and I spent many nights perched on the side of our beds listening wide-eyed and rapt to tales of my dad’s haunted childhood or how his grandpa went into a [...]



Dream Police

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

There’s just no way I can’t post this next thing. A friend of mine sent it to me the other morning and I asked if I could publish it here, but he didn’t respond quickly enough, so I sure hope he doesn’t mind. That could be a real awkward trademark issue. Also, it’s sticky that [...]



Keep it Real

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I know this person. At one time, I thought we could be friends. She was funny, and smart, and well-read. When I saw her, she would gush things like, “Hi lovey! How are you? What’s going on? Sooooo good to see you!” as if she thought I was awesome, but before I could respond to [...]



10 Signs You’re Approaching Menopause

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

1. Your boobs are 34C, your hips are 3.14 Pi.   2. Your upper lip is a Chia Pet.   3. Alaska hires your body to melt snow.   4. You affectionately refer to your vaginal canal as “The Road to Ishtar.”   5. The fluid retained by your stomach could solve California’s water crisis. [...]



From Whence I Came Again

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

It’s Day Two of the SITSGirls’ “Back to Blogging” event and today’s challenge is to re-post something you wish more people had paid attention to at the time.   I’m not sure I think of this as a piece I wish other people paid more attention to, as it is a post I keep coming [...]



5 Things I Want My Children To Know & Believe, Part Deux

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The other day, I received an email from someone who told me they enjoyed reading the post I’m about to re-publish here. In truth, I’d completely forgotten about it, but think now would be a perfect time to revisit it seeing as I need a parenting status check. I’ve been — um — challenged by [...]



Stuff I Like: Looking Younger and Generally More Awesome

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

I’ve lately come across some surprisingly effective and cool products, which got me thinking it’s been awhile since my ever-popular (I use the term loosely) “Stuff I Like” posts. First of all, let me say that I am very into discovering the newest Holy Grail beauty product, and as such, my bathroom drawer is full [...]



It’s Not That Thing, It’s the Other Thing

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I’m the kind of person who goes to the doctor and then tries to resolve every single medical concern I’ve had over the year. No matter if I’m at the appointment for gout, I’ll also ask if it’s weird my nose has grown two sizes in six months, what’s up with my butt, why I’m [...]



One Way or the Other, I Want it to be OK (UPDATE: It *is* OK!)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I’ve had mammograms every year since I was 30. That’s 11 years of mammograms. Once or twice, something suspicious was found, but quickly dismissed, and I go on for another year hoping I’m OK. I watched my mom die from breast cancer, and each time I enter the breast care center, I sense her spirit [...]



PROMPTuesday #120: What Comes in the Spaces Between

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

  Before I left for the mountains Saturday morning, I’d been feeling a bit out of sorts; caterwauled, twitterpaited. For months, I’d been a receptacle for millions of megabits of input from hundreds of other people, mostly via various social media channels. Information kept hitting me upside the head from all sides, begging for response, [...]



So….Hi Again!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

OK, tell you what. I’m going to push PROMPTuesday to tomorrow for this one time only. So check back on Wednesday if you would.   In other news, I am dying, DYING to post more right now, but I’m so all over the place today I can’t even begin to coalesce thoughts into anything understandable. [...]



Also…

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

And oh, hi! Hello.   I ignored PROMPTuesday this week.   It was bugging me.   So I pretended it wasn’t there.   If you’d like, leave me some creative writing prompt ideas for next week (or email me).   Because everyone is bugging me.   Except you.  



Making It Up As I Go

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Did you ever have one of those MacGyver mornings? Where you’re out of almost everything edible, but you and the kids are hungry and you pull some ridiculous food concoction out of your butt to make it through breakfast until you get to the store?   Ergo: The other day I woke up to the [...]



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