Monthly Archives: July 2012

100% Huggable

I am feeling moved to write about the Berard Auditory Integration Therapy Riley received when she was little. When I have those little winks to share something, I tend to think there is a reason. This little baby was debilitated by certain … Continue reading

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Rachel’s mother danced…

I’m officially blubbering my eyes out. And you can too! Click here, and watch this beautiful video about a little girl named Rachel who wanted to help people get clean drinking water. She died in a car accident, but her … Continue reading

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Bite Your Tongue? Or Save the Cheese?

“He’s a smart man. I don’t get it?” I was talking to Amy about HT. Lately, after almost 15 years of marriage, he’d taken to leaving blocks of cheese in the fridge drawer, unwrapped. Amy was sympathetic. She shook her … Continue reading

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Chewy’s Revenge

Before Seth had Yippee, there was Chewy. Chewy is the Webkin stuffed Chihuahua he carried around and slept with and placed all his wishing-hoping-longing dreams of having a Chihuahua on for years. Chewy got seriously kicked to the curb (or … Continue reading

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Skinny Kitchen

One of the ways I like to make myself crazy is by fretting about my small kitchen. It’s one of my “if onlys.” If only my kitchen were bigger, all my problems would be solved and life would be perfect. … Continue reading

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MJ Cirque de Soleil

We bought tickets over a year ago, thinking they were for Seth’s 9th birthday. It turned out the show wasn’t for another year, and so Seth? This was for your 10th birthday which is coming up in a couple of … Continue reading

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Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar Gets Around

My book is having fun on vacation. The little girl it is written about never imagined she’d be going so many places! And more to come! Read all about it here. Tweet This Post

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50 Years

A big party was planned for Todd’s parents 50th anniversary. We were heading to NY state for the event on Saturday. About 80 people were coming. Thursday night, his mother wound up in the hospital with a viral infection, a … Continue reading

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My Magic Mike Review

Wednesday night I went with my friend Melinda to see the movie Magic Mike(her idea). It was an epic week, since I went to the Market Garden Brewery Reading Series featuring the talents of Phil Metres and Loung Ung the … Continue reading

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Write Me a Poem

A poetry reading last night. My friend Amy’s husband presented. He read poems about torture, poems about racism, poems about his beautiful daughters and a very gorgeous viscerally romantic poem about his wife. When I got home, I took HT’s hand … Continue reading

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Change of Focus

I’d say I’m about halfway back to my usual self. Not bad for 24 hours. I’ve been spending hours every day researching the latest treatments for Seth’s PANDAS. I feel like I’m on borrowed time. I fear if we don’t … Continue reading

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feeling BAD

I’ve never killed anyone. I’ve never assaulted anyone. When I was a kid, I was a bit of a bully. Not anything long standing or physical, but I would scorn children I deemed weak. Once when I was teaching a … Continue reading

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Part of Me

I’m just going to come right out and admit it here amongst friends. I saw the Katy Perry movie on Friday, and I liked it. I never expected to. My little darling tween, asked if she could see the movie … Continue reading

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Blessings at the Worst Post Office Ever

Our local post office is run by people who simply don’t give a rip. Often I drive way out of my way to go to the post office in the next town, so I don’t have to deal with the … Continue reading

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High Fructose Corn Syrup,Red #40, Yellow #5, Yellow #6 And Blue #1.

Camp is rolling along fine, and then it isn’t. We’ve been back on the Specific Carb Diet for a couple of months(working our butts off). The kids are eating like champs. Lunches are brought from home so no big deal. … Continue reading

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Five Wishes

HT and I watched the film Five Wishes recently. It is based on the book by Gay Hendricks and was featured in The Spiritual Cinema Circle in 2007. In Five Wishes, a man has a poignant conversation with a stranger … Continue reading

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