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Archive for November, 2010

PROMPTuesday #132: Scintillation, in the Family Way

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Courtesy of my friend, Paul: Today’s creative writing challenge should you choose to accept it, is to:   Write an everyday, “boring,” straightforward activity as if it were p$rn. Make it scintillating, but not too p#rny. We’re a family blog over here at San Diego Momma.   HA HA!   I make me laugh.   […]

Decluttering, Euphemistically

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Just re-posting this…because HOLY TIMELY…   Just checking in to say that my husband and I are not divorced yet. Oh, it’s OK, probably. I’m crossing fingers that we will weather Project “Tidy House in Sequence Beginning (with) Large Obvious Wrecks & Stains” (THIS BLOWS), also referred to pseudo affectionately as the “The Huge Intrepid, […]


Thursday, November 25th, 2010

It took me three days and eight grocery store trips to shop for Thanksgiving. I made five lists, lost four, and retrieved the last from a hapless garbage toss. I’ve searched the Internet for homemade stuffing recipes dozens of times because I forget which bread I’m supposed to use, switched the turkey cooking method to […]

Sh$t My Dad Makes

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

So I talked to my dad today.   And this is funny because he is funny in a gruff Shit My Dad Says way, and whenever I talk to him he makes me laugh. Usually without meaning to.   Did I ever tell you the song he taught us kids when we were young? Stay […]

PROMPTuesday #131: Of Odes and Such

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

First of all, let me publicly apologize for not PROMPTly responding to your submissions last week. I plan to in the next few days. I always love what you write and want to savor and digest the posts, and not rush through and lose the flavor. (I am hosting Thanksgiving this year, and have eating […]

Failed PR Pitch

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

First in a series…     Dear Sandie Go Momma:   You seem zippy! Always going somewhere, are we right? It says so right in your name, Sandie!   Would you like to review our tornado car? It is built to withstand winds up to 300 miles per hour! We’re pretty confident that you will […]

Long Story Short

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Perhaps I’ve mentioned that I’m wordy? Like overly and irritatingly wordy?   I’d let you ask my husband, but he had his ears removed in 2002.   And the thing is even though I’m a lover of the language, I prefer to write it, and not say it so much. So I tend to not […]

My Week So Far

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Monday I woke up early and took a shower, then dried off, very happy with myself that I was not going to be late for anything this fine morning. Why, I was probably going to be early for stuff! No rushing! No eating half-and-half for breakfast! No washing my face with shaving cream, using a […]

PROMPTuesday #130: The Shorter the Better

Monday, November 15th, 2010

This PROMPT is lifted entirely from here, and thanks to her sharing it with me, I am unabashedly using it today.   As you might have read if you followed the above link, this PROMPT’s challenge is to tell a whole story in 25 words or less as inspired by the six-word “novel” attributed to […]


Monday, November 15th, 2010

I am over at The Smartly with an essay I originally began writing a year or so ago. In other news, The Smartly is just that.  

The Help

Friday, November 12th, 2010

I navigated my Suburban into the store’s parking lot and slowed as the man in spandex workout shorts flagged me down.   I rolled my window down and waited.   “Hi mayam, Ah have my baby in the truck and mah battery is dead. Can ya’ll help meh?”   I didn’t see a baby, but […]

Donkey Legs and All

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

    Holy stubborn donkey gams. She has a point.   I’m one of those parents who don’t use “cutesy” words to describe biological functions or private parts. God bless you if you call pee, “tinkle,” or a penis, “a wee wee,” but I just can’t stand it. I even have a hard time saying […]

PROMPTuesday #129: Your First Crush

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Do you remember him or her? I do — to a T and completely.   I was a fourth grader at a Foster City, California public school that was a little Montessori and a little rock and roll. Our hippy dippy principal made sure we took music class every week with Dennis, a friendly pothead […]

Your Guide to Giving Up Wine

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Let’s say you haven’t had your nightly glass of wine for five evenings in a row. And let’s say your insides look a little like this:     +     +     And then let’s go so far as to add that you’re melodramatic, self-pitying, and histrionic. What do you do?   Allow […]

A Request From My Soul

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Do you suppose you might do me a favor?   Leave me your favorite inspirational quote or link to a beautiful song or poem or picture or something else lovely?   I would so appreciate it.   To be trite.   But I really would.   Meanwhile, this is for you:     Alternatively, if […]


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I don’t know much about surrendering. I recall about 10 years ago, before a trip to Hawaii, I visited a hypnotherapist to help me conquer my fear of flying, and I didn’t get much out of it. I just couldn’t let go. As she counted me down to a more relaxed state, my mind refused […]

PROMPTuesday #128: Let it Go

Monday, November 1st, 2010

{{This prompt is inspired by Ellie…}}   Your writing challenge today?   (Photo from this place. While you’re there, check out the poem too.)   Write about surrender.   Whatever that means to you.   Please post your response in the comments and write about it on your blog and leave me the link.   […]

An Idterlude

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Hi Ladies and Gents!   It’s San Diego Momma’s id. It’s come to my attention that she’s fresh out of inventive, refreshing blog posts. She’s got nothing to write about! This has to change. With the elections coming up tomorrow, it’s important that I take a stand for forgetful, overwrought mothers everywhere! Let’s join together […]

This Weekend

Monday, November 1st, 2010

    Classroom parties, kitty cats, candy in the pot   Liar’s Dice, haunted house, never in one spot   Funeral day, a little late, priest not so glad   Packed between some mean old ladies, eulogy was sad   Pumpkin carving, forgot the chips, last minute run   Firepit, food a-plenty, against a setting […]