Monthly Archives: January 2013

Verbatim

Here’s a transcription of the conversation between the boy and me, written on notebook paper during church today. He’s nine, remember? Boy: Mom, For this halloween I want to get a black morph suit and put my Batman shirt over it and make a mask. I could break off plastic spoon tops and put them […]

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Back to Work

So after the most lovely and relaxing 4-day weekend, I’m back at it this morning. Off to school in ten minutes. And I managed to get myself out of the bed early enough to have fifteen minutes of writing time. Fifteen minutes in which words tumbled. They were words, and that’s what matters now. But […]

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Nonspecific Writerly Angst, January Edition

I’ve heard that some writers who win awards have a block afterward. A time in which it’s hard/impossible for them to write something new, possibly for fear that it won’t measure up. I’ve heard that some writers who have finished a successful series get freaked out (for my lack of a better term) by an […]

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I’m Reading (Well, not right this very second…)

I bought myself a book. Kindle version. And I’m reading it. On a Kindle. It’s my first time. I know. *Sigh.* Welcome to the world of Things I’m Late For. Here is my review (of the process — I’m not through the book yet): Device Sexiness: It’s not an iPad. Oh, you want more? Okay. […]

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Good News

My bookshelves got dusted! Before Spring! They did! Because of the Great Chore List Caper of Lucky 13. I had to get some cleaning done. Had to. Because. Ugh. So I wrote the necessary jobs on sticky notes. Then I stuck those notes to the kitchen sliding-glass door. Then I told the kids everyone had […]

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I’m SO over the panic. Kind of.

So I’m rounding out my 6th week of “long-term” subbing, and it looks like I’m not through yet. Kid 1 said, “I’m kind of tired of you, Mom.” She said it with a whole lot of love. That’s kind of hard to translate to blogtalk. Trust me. It was a lot of love. [Tangent: A […]

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Schmutz

You know when your laundry goes in with a tissue in a pocket and everything comes out with a scrim of fuzz in every crease and fold? Or when you shovel your snow carefully to the sides of your driveway and it looks so pretty until it finally warms up, and then there’s the graying, […]

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Today’s things…

We went back to school today. Does that seem a little… sudden to anyone else? Yeah. Me, too. The Boy had a basketball game — 3rd grade league, coached by Husband. No keeping score. Except that our row (me, and his 3 older sisters) saw both of his awesome shots go in. And we cheered, […]

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