Monthly Archives: November 2012

Muddy Water.

I dreamt that I was riding in a car as a passenger.  It was raining.  Somewhere on the road, we stopped to open the door and let my son outside.  I didn’t understand this but isn’t that how a dream … Continue reading

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Almost Wordless Wednesday – A Deep Loss.

Yesterday, my husband’s mother, Tootles’ Grandma Olga, passed on to heaven.   We will miss her deeply here but know she will always be with us in our hearts.  As Tootles and I drove home, the sky was a mixture of … Continue reading

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Can You Play?

“I want you to teach you how to play with your friends.” he said softly as he lay in bed just before falling asleep.  We were quietly lying there on a school night.  I was taken aback by the simplicity, … Continue reading

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Of Turkeys and Tiger Moms.

Friday was the last day of school before Thanksgiving.  At the beginning of that last week (or maybe a little before), my son’s teacher sent an email requesting some help putting together a “classroom Thanksgiving celebration” thing.  As I am … Continue reading

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Mapping the Way Out.

The buzz, like the sound of a street light on a dark night, starts out as kind of the base beat of life around here. The buzz was annoying at first. It’s there sometimes, and not, at others. I got … Continue reading

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Almost Wordless Wednesday… The Jukebox.

Weight Watchers is a nice place.  It helps me keep my “excesses” under control.  But I admit, I like to eat things like this: or this: and Tootles? Well, he likes to eat these things too, but more than that? … Continue reading

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Pretend Rebel.

“That is a strange phenomenon.  People pretending to be other people.”  Andy Samberg From the earliest days of my own childhood, I can recall “pretending”.  Pretending to be an actress, a model, a singer, a mommy, a salesgirl in a … Continue reading

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