Out of Sorts

Today was a day in which things just sprang up out of the blue to throw me out of whack. I think the first was the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. I am not Pakistani, nor a real close follower of politics in that region of the world, fraught as they always seem to be with […]

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How Was Your Christmas?

Ours was good.  Tiring but good. It will never not be tiring, not until these two are a little more grown, grown enough to not want to bound out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to see if Santa arrived. Thankfully, FedEx Santa was able to get the telescope here on time, although Punksin has been […]

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Mixology

As I was chastising heathens for not knowing that the Epiphany celebrated the baptism of Jesus, little did I know that I was mixing up my feasts. The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the Magi – a big celebration in Latin cultures where children actually get gifts on that day.  Makes sense, […]

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Merry Christmas to All…

This household is just buzzing with excitement. Oddly enough, this is the year that Punksin will be getting the least, given that our financial ability to blow out the holiday has gone down, which is good timing given that our awareness that we don’t need to give her everything under the sun has gone up. […]

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An Inconvenient Truth

I hate getting up in the morning. In spring or summer (my favorite seasons), it’s hard enough to get out of bed early; there’s something wonderful about luxuriating in bed with the sunlight streaming into the room and the sound of birds twittering outside. (Although in recent years, this idyllic scene has been marred changed […]

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Positivity

So it occurred to me that, some time ago, I had promised I would think of things to be thankful for on a fairly regular basis. It hasn’t exactly been happening. And I figured, what with the recent posts about people who have been Pissing Me the Hell Off, it was time to get back […]

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What a Friend We Have in Jesus – But Not Other Parents

Is it me? I had to ask my husband this this morning when we got back from church. Yes. Yay! This morning was Punksin’s first day of Sunday school, and I spent the morning with her in class until after the Peace when the kids were ushered into the service. I missed being in the […]

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It’s a Bitchin’ Holiday Season

Or so it would seem. Someone commented on DadGoneMad that it seems like everyone on the blogosphere is just generally pissed. (Speaking of DadGoneMad, where the hell is my HotWife t-shirt that I ordered either the day after Thanksgiving?) Anyhow, it started me thinking about my previous post, and about the post I wanted to […]

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You. And You. But Not You.

This morning I took Punksin to ballet class. It’s usually a family event, with hubby and Pudding along too, because that’s just how we do things. Besides, we’ve formed a cool little group of parents over there, hanging out, waiting for our daughters to finish, and yukking it up. First we met one mom who […]

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Coughing Like A Smoker

You know you’re coughing too much and too hard, when a cough hurts your abs. That’s what happened to Punksin, who has started complaining and crying out in real pain whenever she coughs. It’s tough to see her that pained. She is a drama queen extraordinaire so I get frequent doses of melodrama daily. This […]

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