Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cindy

Today is my friend Cindy’s birthday, so I’ve got Cindy on the brain. She’s one of those friends you can go months without seeing and pick up right where you left off. She’s one of those friends who really enjoys … Continue reading

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Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar Goes on Vacation?

My friend Betsy went to France and during her trip she read my book. She thoughtfully decided to leave it in the library of the boutique hotel she stayed at, knowing it would find its way to just the person … Continue reading

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Just one of the many important things I’ve been doing while the kids are at camp

I’ve been fantacizing about cutting it all off and starting over. So I’m exploring different hair styles. Here’s something fun. Cosmopolitan’s virtual hairstyles. This is Mary J. Blige me. The hair of some other celebrity I don’t recognize… When it … Continue reading

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Golden Ticket

Four days into summer day-camp, Seth’s tics started up again. The vocal and the whole body clenching. Has he been exposed to strep? Is he just wiped out tired from all the fun in the heat? Riley said a little … Continue reading

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Hammock Weather

The weather today is perfect. If I were going to be all, “God…I’d like to order the perfect weather, and this is what I want,” it’d be today. Sunny. Breezy. 80 degrees. It’s the kind of weather that wouldn’t cause … Continue reading

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Burrowing

Yesterday, I bumped into a friend who suggested we get together for lunch while the kids are at camp. I adore this friend and would love to see her, but in my body it felt like she was asking to … Continue reading

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“…..hard, but not impossible.”

Getting ready for camp just now, Riley went into the bathroom to wash her face. The tube of face wash was really low. I’d just had a hard time getting any out when I washed my own face. I stepped … Continue reading

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The Call

Today is the first day of summer camp for the kids. I had an appointment for an educational evaluation for Riley, so Todd dropped them off. He said our girl bopped right in, introduced herself to new counselors, greeted ones … Continue reading

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Email from HT Yesterday

Him: Hey dog. How are you? I hope you are having a good morning. Me: I’m fine. We’re having a good day. BTW, It’s dawg, not dog. If you call me “dog,” it just means you think I’m not pretty. … Continue reading

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The Father of My Children

You, pressed up against my back, we’re spoons. You breathe in and out, and it’s easier to focus on your breath than my own. I use it to go into the gap. Napping in the afternoon on a Saturday. You … Continue reading

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What is Happening?

A little boy, one we don’t know, swam over to Riley as she was sitting on the edge of the pool, tentatively easing her way into the water. He was about ten. As he approached her he asked, with a … Continue reading

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Look at her go!

It’s been a big week for Riley. Over the weekend she had four girls sleep over. It went off without a hitch. Total success. Yesterday, our second day at the public pool this season, she took both feet off the … Continue reading

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Helicopter Mom

It’s not that there is a shortage of things to write about. There are always a million things going on, only a teeny portion of which ends up here on the ole blog. Finding time has been the challenge. Doing … Continue reading

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Swim With a Stud-Muffin

Living from the Heart is offering an amazing dolphin retreat in Sept.                   This is Seth with Amizcle, (Uh-MEEZ-clay) the enormous 600 lb playful loving dolphin stud-muffin (he’s got like 18 kids). … Continue reading

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The Divine Ms. R.

I’ve mentioned Riley’s lack of false modesty here before. If you give her a compliment, her usual response is to agree with you. You: “You are so cute!” Her: “I know.” (We’ve worked on a simple thank you being a … Continue reading

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Music Therapy

Last night was the music party which completed Riley’s year of music therapy. It was bitter sweet for me, because she will not be continuing with music therapy in the fall. Riley has a wonderful musical ear, which we tried … Continue reading

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