Monthly Archives: January 2011

Do I Look Busier to You?

So I said I was lost in fiction, working on a novel I plan to finish by this summer. This is true. Then I started blogging more here because I have so many words inside me that I need to … Continue reading

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In December I posted about my genius idea to time the kids in church to see how long they could stay reverent. It was the best idea ever until it wasn’t. Things went downhill quickly with that little plan. [Read … Continue reading

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State of the Union – Sure, but do we have the money for that?

The SOTU always sounds so pretty. Giving all kids the chance to succeed in their education, helping build businesses, constructing new roads, expanding light rail, which in some cases is faster than taking an airplane and doesn’t require pat-downs. (President … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Ask About My Mini Watermelon

Please don’t ask me about my mini watermelon. It’s kind of personal, you know?

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Dressing the Part

For our anniversary this December, I got Dan a bowtie, a real bowtie that you have to tie yourself and that you can pull lose at the end of the day and it hangs down on either side of your … Continue reading

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Hands as Soft as a Mom

I got a wicked blister this week from peeling too many potatoes and carrots. Dan says I must have soft delicate computer programmer hands like him. And that’s funny. The problem is – I am not a computer programmer. I … Continue reading

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