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Forgiving Myself x 10 Again

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1. I forgive myself for not being able to lose those final ten pounds. 2. I forgive myself for not reading as much as I used to. 3. I forgive myself for dreaming of a world in which parents allow their kids to be kids. 4. I forgive myself for spending too much money on […]

Loathing or Something

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I’ve been feeling a bit out of touch. I don’t know if any particular skirt length is out of style right now. I have no idea which cell phone would work best for me. I know nothing about the latest fiction. I know that my camera can do many things, but I can’t tell you […]

Who needs Dane Cook?

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It seems like Meredith (my four year old) is very much in tune with my mood and knows exactly when I need some cheering. Today was definitely one of those days, and she delivered in fine fashion. Me: Meredith, did you have a good day at school today? Meredith: Yes. Me: Did you go outside, […]

Tipsy has earned his wings.

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Back in March, our Very Nice Old Neighbor Guy died. For the past nine months, I’ve noticed that his flowers aren’t quite as vibrant, his grass isn’t quite as tidy, and his wife isn’t quite as smiley. (She was never very smiley before he died, but now we couple her non-smileyhood with a refusal to […]

Knee-deep in the hoopla!

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Let’s get right down to business. I love handmade crafty things. I love shopping for gifts. I love sticking it to The Man. (Come on. I don’t spend a lot of time sticking it to The Man. However, for the sake of this entry, let’s say that I do.) Because of my love for crafty […]

Everyday I Write the Book

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 I wrote this post last January, on my poetry blog. I remembered it the other day when I read this wonderful post  by Mme. Kennedy about slogging through the creative doldrums. I’d like to re-dedicate it to all the NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo warriors out there, headed into the home stretch this week. Yes, even you crazy NaMoShoeBlo’s. You go.   Several years ago, I […]

Forgiving Myself x 10

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I forgive myself for sometimes losing my shit with my kids. I forgive myself for not always keeping a clean house. (I forgive myself for never keeping a clean house.) I forgive myself for spending every day looking like a complete slob. I forgive myself for not going to graduate school. I forgive myself for […]

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