Monthly Archives: July 2009

Kid 2 is Awesome

I just kicked Kid 2 and her violin out of here so I could write about her. Do you think that could cause anxiety?* What I want to say is that this is a great kid. She got her 11-year-old (for 3 more weeks) self out of bed and on her bike to work before […]

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Spilled Milk

Once, before I had any children, I heard this great story. I’m way too lazy to look it up, so you’re getting the 15+ years later version out of my memory. It seems that once upon a time, long ago, but not too long, there was a little boy who wanted a drink of milk. […]

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Breakfast

Mmmm. I’m eating breakfast. Yes, right now. Yes, in front of the computer. * Here’s what I’m having: Delicious, crunchy homemade granola layered parfait-style with Amaretto Cheesecake yogurt** and fat, sweet blueberries. Mmmm. *Don’t tell Husband. He’d freak. And don’t tell Kids, either, because they’d tell Husband. **It’s a Weight Watchers thing. I’m not on […]

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Serious Silliness

Netflix delivery came – and it brought a barrage of ridiculous 80s comedy. Spies Like Us, anyone? “I have no feeling whatsoever in my left hand.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” “Doctor.” Am I the only one who loves, loves Chevy Chase still? He can make me […]

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Monday Musing

Thanks for great comments about the “whitewashing” covers problem. It’s a start, talking about it. And opening eyes in general. I find my eyes only half open sometimes, and I appreciate people pointing out to me so many Important things I may miss. I went for a little jog this morning sans-iPod. Just letting thoughts […]

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Covers

So there’s a big, roaring talk-thing happening right now across the inter-ma-net about book covers. I don’t know when it began, but I fell into it yesterday morning when reading Justine Larbalestier‘s blog post about her latest book, LIAR. I just borrowed this image from her website. The cover in front, which I think is […]

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Insecurity

I know it’s nothing earth-shattering. And it’s better than it used to be. Being in the thirties has some powerful compensations. But still… I wish I could just feel confident. I wish that I didn’t fret. But I do, like an old woman, flitting from one unfinished project to the next, worrying. About what someone […]

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Isn’t She Lovely?

I have that Stevie Wonder song in my head as I stare in awe at my very own Kid 1. Husband is a good photographer, sure, but when you have material like this, how could you go too far wrong?

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