Monthly Archives: December 2011

Outcome Uncertain

There are so many juicy things to worry about. I’ve got kids with health and learning challenges. I’ve got friends who are grieving. I’ve got friends who have cancer. I’ve got family with issues. I’ve got my own issues. I’ve … Continue reading

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PANDAS, Grrr.

I’m over at Hopeful Parents today, worrying about PANDAS. Tweet This Post

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14 Years

I was out doing some Christmas shopping and Todd was home with the kids. A song came on the radio, and Riley leaned over to Seth and out of the corner of her mouth said, “If Mom were home, she … Continue reading

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15,779 Days

Standing in the kitchen with a calculator, my daughter informs me I am 15,779 days old. I’ll take her word for it. My heart has dutifully pumped for 15,779 days. My lungs have breathed. Blood courses through my veins. I’ve … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

May your day be filled with joy…. The joy that comes when we drop our ego. Drop our judgements. Drop our not good enough-ness, drop who we think we should be, and know Who we really are. There is beauty … Continue reading

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Lunch Time Compliments

We were sitting at the kitchen table for lunch yesterday, and I made a request, “Riley. Tell me something good about your brother!” Munching on a piece of apple* she said, “Well, he’s fun to play with and he does … Continue reading

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Every moment is a teachable moment…

HT had a minor surgical procedure recently, and the kids and I were waiting in an operating room lounge. A surgeon came out to talk with the husband of another patient. He sat down in a chair next to the … Continue reading

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Joy

I love Koko’s toothy grin. Tweet This Post

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Annoyingly good things my yoga teachers say…

“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” “If you create drama in your ab workout, where else do you create drama?” “The pose begins, the moment you want to leave it.” “It’s okay to be uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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Censorship

So I have this idea for a new book. And it is of the “inspirational” variety, but it has a different spin than most inspirational books. And I really, really want to write it, but the thing is, I keep … Continue reading

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“If you were a musical instrument, which one would you be and why?”

Playing Chat Pack yesterday after dinner, the question was, “If you were a musical instrument, which one would you be and why?” These were our responses. Seth(9): A keyboard. Because I am fun and like doing a lot of different … Continue reading

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Appreciating HT

My husband knows every word to every M*A*S*H episode. Every word. He loves the show. So of course, he “had a moment” over Colonel Potter dying this week. RIP. My husband’s favorite movie of all time is It’s a Wonderful … Continue reading

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White Elephants

Great review for Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar at Chynna Laird’s White Elephants blog! I thought writing a memoir would bring up a lot of stuff, and it did, but releasing it has excavated more layers and levels of insecurity … Continue reading

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Meditation Before Glee

Busy day, and now in the first lull, the the kids want to watch Glee, which means I have to sit there with them because there are parts I must forward through. Not really into it but it means the … Continue reading

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Our Hot Water Bottle

We are seeing a dog trainer to help get Yippee under control, so he can stop un-training Jingle. One of the assignments was to research what our dog was bred for, to help better understand his temperament and needs(yeah, we … Continue reading

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Final Night/Cancun

The last night in Mexico, we went all out and stayed at the luxurious J.W. Marriott in Cancun. Below is the view from our room. Every room has a view of the water. In the photo below, you see the … Continue reading

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