Monthly Archives: April 2011

Skunk Watch Again

Remember the moment you realized that your life would never be the same? Was it when you graduated from High School, or college, and realized that you had to be the grown up? Was it when you got married? Had a baby? Signed a mortgage document? Mine was the moment I realized that I’d been […]

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Skunk Watch, Day 4

She’s eating the food, but not springing the trap. You understand that I can’t talk about it, don’t you? Thanks.

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Skunk Watch, Day Three

Yesterday. Was. Painful. Here’s how it went down, as well as I can recall it past the memory-altering chemicals I’ve taken to help me forget. (Those chemicals are all derived from butter. This is a G-rated site, remember?) I called the Animal control peeps at 7:10 in the morning, because remember that over the weekend, […]

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Skunk-Watch Update

Still there. No stink yet. Learning not to whine (me, not the skunk.) Called Animal Control again. Maybe they’ll get back with me when they’re done their nap. I’ll keep you posted.

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Skunked

Okay. Remember that Springtime I’ve been waiting for? It is coming. Coldly, but coming. And it’s bringing with it an unexpected bonus. That’s right, friends. I have a skunk. It’s decided that it wants to live here. At my home. Behind/beneath my little shed, to be exact. I have a tenant, except it doesn’t pay […]

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I’m not old. I’m thirty-seven.

(If the proper accent with which to deliver that title doesn’t come directly to mind, never fear. We can still be friends. It just means I’m … old.) Is thirty-seven really that old? My Kids think so. They’re quick to reassure me – “You’re cool, Mom.” But it’s the following eye-roll that sort of negates […]

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In which I unveil the Secrets to Happiness

Here’s what’s working for us right now in the Finding Joy department: * Say Thank You. Feeling grateful is one quarter-step behind feeling happy. Every time. * Eat together. Good food. Lots of it. Including lemon desserts. As often as possible. * Read out loud. Something funny. (Plug for Cuthbert Soup’s excellent sequel, “Another Whole […]

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Spring Break! And Things!

Hey, friends. Welcome to Spring Break. We are doing all of the following to celebrate a whole week away from school: Sleeping until seven every morning. (Except I didn’t quite make it.) Yep. That’s it. Big dreams, that’s what we’re made of around here. Want to hear about my Big Date with Husband on Saturday? […]

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