Monthly Archives: July 2012

Three Boys and A Lady

I have a surprising – to me, anyway – number of male readers.  I LOVE that you are here, by the way, so please hang out.  You add a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi to the vibe.  (Even more so if you would, ahem, leave comments.) Upon learning from a male that he reads this [...]

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Clarity

Xavi.  My darling, darling Xavi. He certainly offers me a different set of challenges than the trials I experienced with Carlitos at his age. But dang if that kid doesn’t also bring a variety of clever, goofy, humor to the table that is as unique and loveable as he is. And then sometimes he reminds [...]

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I Am Who I Am

My husband and I tried to install front and rear car bumper/grill thingies this weekend.  Which is kind of like the abbreviated version of ‘see if your marriage can withstand a home renovation.’ We actually did extremely well.  With the whole Not Fighting thing, that is.  The bumpers…not so much. After holding the instructions AND [...]

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Life. Death. Love. – The Importants.

Lately, I have noticed that my temper seems to run out earlier in the day than I would like.  Certainly more quickly than my children would probably like as well, since they are often the recipients of my clenched teeth warnings and arm-grabbings. Like many of my truths divulged on here, I am not proud [...]

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Superpower Testicles

It’s summertime.  (In case you have scientifically altered thighs that don’t drip sweat and stick to anything you sit on and are blessed with hair that doesn’t get frizzy and therefore did not know this.) If you live in a city, the ice cream trucks from 9 – 9 and extra gunshots are some other [...]

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Appreciating the Appreciation

“Does your husband appreciate you?!?! I sure hope so!” says an acquaintance to me as I am leaving the YMCA, Carlitos running ahead as I yell for him to STOP! and Xavi squirming to get away from the death grip I’ve got on all four limbs as I carry him down the sidewalk.  Xavi continues [...]

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Cape Cod Swallowed Me Whole

We just came back from about ten days on Cape Cod, visiting my parents.   Other than a few Facebook updates (a good hundred less than usual) and some Instagram posts, I was relatively technology-free while we were there.  Okay.  Lies.  I posted a lot of Instagram photos, but still.  For the most part I tried [...]

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