Monthly Archives: July 2011

Customer Service as a Way of Life

Ever since last week when I had to order sixty pillowcases for a church kids’ craft project, I’ve been thinking about customer service. See, I enjoy getting what I want. Anyone feel the same? Hands? Okay. We’re on the same page. I enjoy getting what I want when I don’t even have to ask for […]

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Music to my Soul

Hey, look: Here’s Kid 2. I love this girl. I love that she works hard to do the things she knows she should do. Like practicing the violin. And letting her daddy take pictures of her. That part makes us all happy. Also I love her blue fingernails. I may have been accused of thinking […]

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“Kiss Your Face” Week: Day Five

Once again, a slightly more theoretical face-kissing today. The Birds. Not the freaky-fabulous Hitchcock film (although, if you could kiss a film’s face, we’d have YEARS’ worth of blog fodder). The real birds that live in my neighborhood. There are the ones in my yard — mostly robins and magpies and swallows — and they’re […]

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“Kiss Your Face” Week: Day Four

Today? I’d like to kiss the faces of my Kids. And so I will.Times Four. (Except Kid 1 is away at a conference. And she doesn’t even read this blog. So I’ll have to do the virtual kissyface for her. But for the rest, here I go.) My Kids are fun. And smart. And sarcastic […]

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“Kiss Your Face” Week: Day Three (And Contest… With a Prize)

For the technologically fearful (that’s me, baby) this leap into the 21st century has carried a decade of shiver-inducing New Things To Learn. But can I say? I love texting. Oh. I do. For a lot of years, I have been a vocal proponent of email over telephone. Because, hey — if I can give […]

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Belle’s Bookshelf “When You Reach Me”

I know. You’ve waited long enough. Here is the latest installment of Belle’s Bookshelf, done by my Kid 3, now 10 years old. I have recently read a book that was way better than I expected. It is called “When You Reach Me” written by the master of resolving: Rebecca Stead. My Amazing Mother gave […]

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“Kiss Your Face” Week: Day Two

Emeril Lagasse. In general. I love a guy for whom cooking is such a violent passion. But it has been many, many years since I had daily access to a cooking network. So I buy cookbooks. Especially ones that have pretty pictures inside. And I have 2 such things by Mr. Lagasse: “There’s a Chef […]

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“Kiss Your Face” Week: Day One

Welcome to Kiss Your Face week. I’ve been preparing for this all year. [1] Today’s recipient? The guy who invented the paper plate. I had occasion last week to remember just how much I love paper plates, in the summer especially (last summer when we had no dishwasher MOST especially). I may be nobody’s Save-The-Landfill […]

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