Monthly Archives: January 2012

Reading follow up

This evening, I had the most wonderful follow up phone chat with Terre (my fellow reader the other night). She’s done lots of readings before and said she’s never seen one with as much warmth as the folks that turned … Continue reading

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The Reading

There is a scene in my book, where I bought this really sexy dress to impress my boyfriend on New Year’s Eve. I was 17. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Then, on the big day,  I … Continue reading

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I did not faint

The photo below was taken by my friend and neighbor Heidi, (@highhoney if you want to follow her on Twitter, and you’ll want to because she’s funny)before the reading got started. It went well. Busy day ahead. Will post more … Continue reading

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“Mommy will never forget you…”

We are half way through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book. So far, I’ve read every one of them out loud to my children. Sometimes we snuggle up on the bed. Sometimes I read during … Continue reading

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Reading at Mac’s Backs

This Saturday at Mac’s Backs, I have my first reading ever. I’m trying not to over-think it. I’m trying not to under-think it. I want to be prepared. I sort of feel like I’ve gotten on a roller coaster ride and … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Communicate with Your Developmentally Disabled Child

On Feb. 14th, Elizabeth Aquino, writer of the beautiful blog a moon worn as if it had been a shell, will be co-hosting a webinar on using technology to communicate with your developmentally disabled child. Details can be found in the link above. … Continue reading

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Lube, Sugar Water and Shrinkage

Yippee had a bit of a “problem” recently. We don’t know how it happened, no one saw a thing, but suddenly, Yippee was very “out there” and it would not go back “in there.” This is how I found myself, … Continue reading

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“It takes a child to raise a village…”

In a recent dedication ceremony at Agape International Spiritual Center in LA, the little girl being welcomed into the community is a RIOT. Her name is Lucia. Click here, and just below the pause button you can drag the video to … Continue reading

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Lydia and Elsie P.

Our friend Lydia’s beloved cat has died. If you don’t know her, Lydia is a young adult who has autism. She is a fine author and blogger. Although Elsie P. was ill, she stuck around for the longest time, held … Continue reading

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Gentle, gentle

So the other day when Seth had a bad reaction to his IVIG infusion, Todd slipped out during the ordeal and took Riley to the orthodontist before they closed for the weekend. It was imperative they correct a couple of stray … Continue reading

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HT ain’t complainin’

I’m going to come right out and say it, I smell good.  I happened upon a bottle of Love’s Baby Soft the other day at CVS. I didn’t even know they still made it! Let me just say, it was … Continue reading

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Windsong Concert Today!

Easy parking in the Ford garage just around the corner from the church (the garage is directly across the street from Hessler). Tickets for Kids are just 5 bucks! It’s such a joy singing with this group of talented women. … Continue reading

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He’s Fine Now

Seth had a bad reaction today during his second IVIG infusion for his immune deficiency. He’s okay now, but it was not good. He did fine his first infusion, and he was fine today, and then they increased the IV … Continue reading

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Braces

Riley got braces today. Her first dental appointment when she was a little girl was a nightmare for her and one of the worst experiences of my parenting journey thus far. As she got older it was evident she had … Continue reading

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Emmanuel

“The moment of death is also a moment of remembering. I cannot tell you how often  you dear ones have left your bodies  and begun to laugh.”                     -Emmanuel’s Book II (The … Continue reading

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Helping David and Freia

What do you do when you are a little girl, and you are out on a beautiful hike with your parents on Christmas day and suddenly your mom, dad, and dog slip on ice, and fall fifty feet into a … Continue reading

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All the single ladies…

There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught. -Irish Proverb I’ve got a friend who is single but wishes to be married. Gorgeous, beautiful woman. At times she fears something is lacking in her because she … Continue reading

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Sunburned Faces, Part 1

Some of you who read this blog, probably read Jeneil Russell’s blog too. She writes beautifully of family life, autism, and faith, always faith. And she has this way of making you fall in love with whomever she loves. Her … Continue reading

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I’m nothing if not insecure

Thank you to writer Lisa Romeo, for allowing me to work out my existential angst over at her blog today. She asked me to guest post re: self-pub, and surprisingly even to me, this is what bubbled up.   Tweet This … Continue reading

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Bowel sounds? Positive.

My nursing license is not current and it bugs me. I have a lot on my plate with the kids issues and homeschooling, and no plans to go rushing back into nursing, but I like the security the license gives me. I … Continue reading

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